April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1163

Release Date: June 12, 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: 1:33:50

Download Podcast here: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1163

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Grant Will Support HAMNET Expansion in Europe
  2. International Space Station Repeater Remaining On Until After Field Day
  3. International Amateur Radio Union Attends ITU Wireless Power Transmission Sessions
  4. Separate SATERN Nets Now Operational
  5. WSJT-X Version 2.4.0 Now Generally Available, Version 2.5.0 On The Horizon
  6. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  7. EASAT-2 and Hades Satellite Launch Delayed Again
  8. Germany To Resume Exams, Testing Demand Remains Unmet In Brazil
  9. News In Brief (3 Articles)
  10. NASA Will Test Data Transfer Via Laser Communications
  11. The Pride Radio Group New Project Helps Shack Startup Cost
  12. New Radio Club In The UK Schedules Its First In Person Meeting
  13. FCC Bid To Take Spectrum Challenged By The Data Network Group
  14. Museum Ship Weekend On The Air Sails Off To Success
  15. Arecibo’s Gorden Pettenkill, W1OUN, Becomes A Silent Key
  16. RSGB Releases new webinar video for amateurs
  17. The IARU Continues Preparations For World Radiocommunications Conference 2023
  18. Interactive Lightcube Satellite Is Set To Launch In Late 2022
  19. The Radio Amateurs Of Canada Invites Participation In The RAC Canada Day Contest
  20. Repeaters And Beacon Stations In The Netherlands Will Now Be Subject To A New Annual Fee
  21. The FCC Seeks Comments On The Potential Impact Of The Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage
  22. Japanese Amateur Radio League Reports Large Increase In Membership and New Amateurs During The Pandemic
  23. The YASME Foundation Donates Hand Held Radios To Promote Amateur Radio In Peru
  24. The International Space Station Transmitted SSTV Pictures To Hams In Russia
  25. Amazing 3 kilometer Sporadic E Opening Reported
  26. The Irish Radio Transmitter Society Is Opening Up In Person HAREC Exams
  27. Australian Company Invents New Fast Charging/High Output Graphene Based Battery

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will discuss Microsoft’s announcement of a new version of Windows, meanwhile Apple announces new hardware and updated releases of Mac OS and iOS systems. He will also discuss the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna master, Greg Stoddard, KF9MP, will present the second part in his new four part series and writing a successful public service announcement about your clubs upcoming hamfest or meeting, and getting it on broadcast radio.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will try to answer every new hams question, What radio should I buy as my first rig?
  • 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 lands in the middle of the CB Craze in the mid seventies, and looks at how it overwhelmed the FCC, and he also takes a look at the state of amateur radio in the year, 1977.

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