November 29, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1164

Release Date: June 19, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:30:18

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. 3Y0J DXpedition To Bouvet Island Cancelled
  2. Slow-Scan TV Event From International Space Station Set
  3. Nominees For ARRL Director, Vice Director Solicited In Five Divisions
  4. Family Comes First during Hurricane Preparation For Home And Station
  5. ARRL Kids Day is Saturday, June 19th
  6. May 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
  7. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  8. Vision Impaired ARRL Member Takes Advantage Of New Technology
  9. Cyber Attack At The University Of Massachusetts Research Facility
  10. National Hamfest In The United Kingdom Has Been Postponed Until 2022
  11. Special Event Celebrating Slovenian Independence Runs Through The Rest Of 2021
  12. New Bonus Station For Thirteen Colonies Event
  13. Alexanderson Transmitter In Sweden Prepares To Send A Message On July Fourth
  14. Wireless Institute Of Australia Asks Radio Regulator To Review Ham Radio Exams
  15. New Amateur Satellite From The Island Nation Of Mauritius Is Set To Launch From The International Space Station
  16. New Edition Of Ham Radio For Dummies Issued
  17. IARU Region One further investigates the future direction of amateur radio
  18. The anniversary of the first transatlantic radio contact celebration is coming up later this year
  19. SpaceWeather predicts a solar termination event may spark a boost to Solar Cycle 25
  20. Announcements of interest from the ARRL
  21. Ofcom in the U.K. updates information on EMF compliance and its online EMF calculator
  22. Netherlands regulator Veron relaxs conditions on that countries Novice license
  23. Youth On The Air announces its upcoming second contest
  24. A new Radio Today guide for certain Yeasu transceivers is released

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes another look at how the worldwide chip shortage is effecting cars and trucks, and how it has postponed the release of new gear from Apple. He also will touch on the new bills in Congress that propose to break up large tech companies.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will present Part Three of his four part series on successfully writing a public service announcement promoting your clubs upcoming hamfest or meeting on local broadcast radio stations.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about removing high technology for a change.
  • 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 will take a look at the state of radio communications in the year 1978.

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