August 19, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1171

Release Date: August 7, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VXW.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:33:51

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Bouvet Island DXpedition Negotiating With New Charter Vessel, Planning Begins Anew
  2. Just Released: More Arduino For Ham Radio
  3. ARRL Now Provides Free RF Exposure Calculator
  4. Utah Amateur Radio Club Receives Nearly $18,000 Grant To Introduce And Engage Youth
  5. AMSAT Is Looking Forward And Dreaming Big
  6. CQ World Wide DX Contests To Include Youth Overlay
  7. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  8. Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, Is Amateur Radio Newsline 2021 Young Ham Of The Year
  9. News Briefs – New Virtual Vintage Radio Museum / FCC EAS and WEA Alert Test This Month
  10. Floods In Western India Brings A Large Amateur Radio Response
  11. Weak Signal Propagation Remains A Source In Search For Missing Airliner
  12. FM On 11 Meter Citizen Band Is Approved By The FCC
  13. Significant Recent Silent Keys – Ray Burlingame-Goff G34FON / George Boorer ZL3PN / Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC
  14. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returns This Month
  15. Falkland Islands VP4 Prefix Reportedly Considered For Dependencies
  16. Navajo Code Talker Special Event Moves To Operators Homes
  17. UK Ofcom Issues Radio Caroline A Power Increase
  18. Our weekly news Flashback. This Week: April 2009. A QSL Card Hangs In Limbo For Fifty Years
  19. A New Eight Meter Beacon Is On The Air From Georgia In The United States
  20. There Is A New SDR Online Originating In Iceland
  21. New Zealand Radio Regulator Charges A Man With An Illegal Radio Set In His Car
  22. IRTS Identifies Interference From Water Processor
  23. Weekly Propagation Forecast With A Close Up Look At Solar Cycle 25, Which May Be Larger Than Expected
  24. The Earth Is Passing Through The Tuttle Comet Tail – Look For The Meteor Shower This Week
  25. Pair Of Amateurs Plan To Activate A Few DX Islands

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will have his word of the week which has to do with the latest processor internal wiring measurements, he will tell us about GPS locations for warships at sea are being spoofed, and he will remind us to download software only from trusted sites as spammers are spoofing some well known download sites.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about the safest way to haul cargo up your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, says that the diversity of amateur radio is truly breathtaking.
  • 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 relates the story of why some amateur operators cannot drive down Weaver Street in Schenectady, New York.

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