March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1153

Release Date: April 3, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:41:56

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Federal Communications Commission Can Use New Pirate Radio Fines Starting April 26th 2021
  2. News Shorts – 2021 Comm Academy – Ham Radio Bootcamp
  3. Dayton Hamvention Announces Hamvention Weekend Activities
  4. Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021 on April 18th
  5. FT8 Accounts For Nearly Two-Thirds Of H-F Activity
  6. International Amateur Radio Union Region Region One Workshop To Focus On The Future Of Amateur Radio
  7. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  8. IARU Region and European Commission Meet on Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles
  9. Bureaucracy Raises Licensing Concerns In Brazil, France Announces Long Awaited Exam Changes
  10. Traditional Amateur Radio Contesting Faces A Demographic Cliff
  11. Verizon Announces Date To Shut Down Its Old 3G CDMA Network
  12. Last Man Standing Special Event Wraps Up And Goes QRT
  13. Hams In The United Kingdom Resume In Person Exam Sessions
  14. Tornados In Alabama Hit One Amateur At Home
  15. Australia’s Regulator ACMA Is Seeking Input On Its Five Year Plan
  16. International Amateur Radio Union Looks For Involvement By The Younger Generation
  17. New York Junior High School Launches Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio On The Equinox
  18. An Arctic D-Xpedition Wraps Up Activities
  19. Scientists Warn RF May Disappear Completely by 2040
  20. Club Log Blog Records Over A Million FT8 Contacts On Six Meters
  21. ACMA Releases Proposed New Power Limits For Australian Amateurs
  22. UK/Guernsey Amateurs To Activate An Island During Upcoming Special Event
  23. A New YouTube Video Interviews Features MFJ CEO Martin Jue
  24. UK/Ofcom Seeks Comments From Amateurs On Upcoming EMF Guidance Regulations
  25. Norway NWRL Upcoming National Convention Runs Across Eight Days In April

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about open network security in apartment community provided wifi, and he will introduce us to Amazon Sidewalk.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about the current method of belting off on a tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will relate some of his favorite “Portable Experiences”
  • 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 visits the Vietnam War Era “College Information Net” that was held on the HF bands to organize college protests and distribute other information of the time.

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