May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1166

Release Date: July 3, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Paty Huba, N2WWW, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Fred Fittee, NF2F, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:38:43

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. New Section Managers Appointed In Orange And Eastern Washington
  2. FCC Reaffirms Nearly $3 Million Fine For Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters
  3. WISA Woodsat Successfully Completes Stratospheric Test Flight
  4. Russian Woodpecker Antenna Array Now A Cultural Heritage Site
  5. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  6. Youth On The Air Camp 2021 To Be On the Air And Streaming Selected Events Online
  7. Field Day Entries Are Arriving At The ARRL Fast and Furious
  8. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Update
  9. ACMA In Australia Will Soon Approve 2×1 Callsigns For Contest Use
    10.Canadian Version Of The K3Y CW Event Is On The Horizon
  10. Kids Take Radio Science In A New Direction
  11. Hurricane Watch Net Stands Down, Likely Activating Again on July 3rd
  12. ARRL Executive Committee Minutes Record ARRL President’s Deep Displeasure With The FCC
  13. SAQ in Sweden will conduct its annual Alexanderson Day Transmission on July 4th
  14. The ARRL joins forces with emergency flashlight manufacturer MagLite
  15. The FCC releases further notice in satellite launch proceeding involving the 70 and 5 centimeter amateur bands
  16. Norway’s NRRL receives special grant to promote and facilitate emergency communications
  17. The Irish Radio Transmitter Society changes its transatlantic two meter beacon parameters
  18. British Telecom looks to close what it calls the broadband gap in the U.K.
  19. Radio Observatory will host on line talks
  20. The ARRL is set to re-open ARRL Headquarters with a post pandemic special
  21. France ANFR releases a new directory of radio amateurs in that country
  22. Indonesia publishes its first amateur radio on-line magazine
  23. The Story of 73 – Where did it come from?

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, this week Leo will talk about a recent exploit to Western Digital Network Attached Storage devices, he will talk on the recent announcement of Windows Eleven by MicroSoft, and he will tell you about an app that allows users to become a government spy for hire.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will present Part Five of his Six part series on writing a successful public service announcement to promote your clubs activities on local broadcast radio stations.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us how the amateur radio hobby grows when you share
  • 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 starts a series looking at Amateur Radios Fallen Flags, beginning with the National Radio Company.

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