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This Week in Amateur Radio

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1162

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1162

Release Date: June 5, 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, Fred Fittee, NF2F,
Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:29:15

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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

  1. IARU Continues World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 Preparations
  2. Next Virtual Ham Events Include SEA-PAC and QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
  3. Interactive LightCube Satellite Set To Launch In Late 2022
  4. Radio Amateurs Of Canada Invites Participation In The RAC Canada Day Contest
  5. Netherlands Repeaters And Beacons To Be Hit With 79 Euro Charge – New 8 Meter Beacon
  6. IARU Regions Adopt Standard Branding, Region 2 Mulls Future Conference Meetings
  7. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  8. FCC Seeks Comment On Any Potential Impacts Of The Global Semiconductor Shortage On Communications
  9. East Bay Section Manager Jim Siemons, W6LK, Stepping Down; Mike Patterson, N6JGA, Appointed
  10. Radio Amateurs’ Email Addresses Will Continue to Be Kept Private, FCC Says
  11. FCC Paves The Way To Consider New Low Power FM Licenses
  12. Amateur Operators In India Coordinate Crematory Logistics Due To Massive Spike Of Covid Cases
  13. International Space Station Is Getting Its First European Female Commander
  14. New York State Bannerman Island To Be Activated
  15. Authorities In Germany Clamp Down On A Solar Panel Manufacturer
  16. June 2021 Eclipse Festival Seeks Ham Participants
  17. New Communications Tower In Turkey Is Now The Tallest In Europe
  18. Irish Amateurs Asked To Check In To The Irishfest In LaCrosse Wisconsin
  19. Brazil Regulator Anatel Looks Into On Line Amateur Radio Exams To Relieve Back Log
  20. IARU Attends ITU Meeting On Wireless Power Transfer Interference To Amateur Radio
  21. The Latest Edition Of The Geo Newsletter Has Many Articles Of Interest For Amateur
  22. The Irish CW Field Day Is This Weekend June 5/6 2021
  23. Two New Countries Have Joined The International Amateur Radio Union
  24. Mauritius Island Has Launched Its First Amateur Radio Satellite
  25. HamSci invites Amateurs To Participate In Upcoming Eclipse By Monitoring Time Standard Stations

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about your domain privacy with generic data on a who is search, and will talk about Amazons upcoming activation of its new Mesh network called Sidewalk.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, this week begins a new four part series on how to promote your radio clubs upcoming meeting or hamfest on local broadcast radio though the successful writing of a public service announcement, and getting it on the air.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will help to bring a sense of order into your connector chaos.
  • 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 a more in depth look at the state of amateur radio in the early to mid-fifties.

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