April 23, 2021

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1151

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Release Date: March 20, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zitell. KD2RJX,, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:52:14

Download Podcast here: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1151

Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. ARISS Ham Station in Columbus Module Is Once Again Operational
  2. German Radio Amateurs Request Online Exams
  3. ARRL Incumbent Section Managers Begin New Terms in April
  4. Friedrichshafen Hamfest On Track For June 25 and 27th, Maybe
  5. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Experiences Technical Issues, On-Demand Access Opens
  6. The Dayton Hamvention Has Announced Its 2021 Award Winners
  7. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  8. Youth On The Air In Region One Taking Cautious Approach To COVID-19 and YOTA Camps
  9. Ham Radio Satellite Returns To Air After Being Dormant For Seven Years
  10. NIST Announces Periodic Outages As It Upgrades WWVB Transmission Equipment
  11. 23-Centimeter Band in Region 1 Under Discussion Ahead of World Radiocommunications Conference 2023
  12. Colorado ARES Team Provides Assistance During Recent Blizzard
  13. A Supposed Healing Device, Marketed In Germany Is Banned Over RFI Issues
  14. Radio Society of Great Britain Readies For Elections
  15. StarLink Adds Sixty New Satellites To Its Growing Constellation
  16. The Last Man Standing Special Event Station Coming Up
  17. Amateurs In India Mark 100 Years Of Radio
  18. UK Amateurs Voice Opinions To The RSGB About Bad Actors On The Air
  19. Northern Hemisphere experiencing “Steve” Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement” Ribbon of Gas
  20. March 13, 1989 The Day That The Sun Brought Darkness
  21. RSGB Prepares For Upcoming Elections
  22. Finally, After Fourteen Years, Updated Echolink For Windows Is Now Available
  23. RSGB Announces New Radio Surfer Award
  24. UK Ofcom To Close National Copper Network and Move To An All Fiber and Wireless Network
  25. Chattanooga The Lone Ranger Net Checks On Neighbors Nightly During The Pandemic

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about the newly implemented “Snoopers Act”, better known as “The Investigatory Powers Act, in the U.K, he will look at a new Starlink Satellite Cluster launch, how Australia is implementing an internet “link tax”, update the story from last week concerning the zero day exploits to Microsoft Exchange email, and tell us about NFT’s Non Fungible Tokens.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about rules for transmitter “Lock Out Tag Out procedures.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will just be Making A Few Observations this week.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back 1970’s and the proposed FCC Amateur Radio Restructuring Proposal.

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