March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1159

Release Date: May 15, 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, Fred Fittee, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:28:04

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radio Society To Rebuild Radome Thanks To ARDC Grant
  2. Workshop For Attorneys Under Consideration For 2022 ARRL National Convention In Orlando
  3. Ham Radio Prep Teams Up With FliteTest Crew For High Powered Radio Control Video
  4. 60 Meters Again Available to New Zealand Radio Amateurs
  5. Geomagnetic Storm Season is Over
  6. April 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released
  7. First Time Exam Applicants Must Obtain FCC Registration Number Before Taking Exam
  8. Wooden Satellite to Launch By Year’s End
  9. AMSAT’s GOLF-TEE CubeSat Manifested For Launch
  10. PSAT2 (NO-104) Satellite VHF Transceiver is Alive with Innovative Mode
  11. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  12. Intrepid DX Group Adds Second Physician for Trip to Cold and Inhospitable Bouvet Island
  13. Hams In India Assist With Supplies To COVID Patients
  14. Hams in Brazil Seek Tax Exemption For Amateur Radio Gear
  15. Re-Entering Chinese Rocket Debris Scatters In The Indian Ocean / Parker Probe Explores Venus’ Ionosphere
  16. Upcoming History Seminar To Highlight One Of Americas Most Notable Amateurs

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us about Microsoft’s postponement of the Windows 10X update, will introduce us to the new Apple AirTags, he will talk about microphone and audio manufacturer Sennheiser being sold, and will tell us about the puzzle solving computer that finally won at cross word puzzles.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about methods of replacing that old rotor that lives on top of your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us how to get started with WSPR utilizing a PlutoSDR
  • 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 to look at the lives of amateurs back in the year 1958, when the key word was satellites.

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