July 15, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1172

Release Date: August 14, 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, Will Rogers K5WLR, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX. George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:36:47

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Bouvet Island DXpeditions Are In Planning Stages For 2021, 2022, and 2023 – Intrepid-DX Group Takes Itself Out Of The Running To Activate Bouvet Island
  2. July Volunteer Monitor Program Report Released
  3. Visit With ARRL At The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
  4. AMSAT Continues Efforts To Debug AO-109
  5. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  6. Mines On The Air (MOTA) Promoted As An Activity Similar Yo Summits On The Air
  7. Les Kramer, WA3SGZ, Among The 2020 Inductees Into The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
  8. Journalist, Archivist, and Broadcaster Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, SK
  9. The Intrepid-DX Group Has Announced Its Essay Contest Winners
  10. Hams Activate Emergency Communications As Algerian Wildfire Expands
  11. Amateurs In California Provide Communications During The Deadly Dixie Wildfire
  12. Amateurs Are Taking The Final Lap Wrapping Up The W9IMS Indianapolis Speedway Special Event
  13. Business Founded By A Radio Amateur Is Acquired By SpaceX
  14. Bob Ringwald, The Jazz Ambassador, K6YBX, SK
  15. Amateur Radio Homebrewers Help QO-100 Satellite Users
  16. UK Plans Broadband Service Running Fiber Optics Via Existing Water Pipes
  17. YL Contest Rule Changes Permit Scout and Guide Groups
  18. WBZ Boston 100th Anniversary Commemorative Special Event Operation
  19. Alaskan Parks On The Air Activation
  20. Miami Herald Publishes Article On Amateur Radio and Hurricane Maria
  21. Solar Cycle 25 May Peak Sooner Than Expected Due To Solar Differential Rotation
  22. Transmitter Tower Fire In The U.K. Takes TV and Radio Off The Air
  23. The Radio Society Of Great Britain Announces Its National Convention 2021 Will Be Held On Line

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will be talking about Podcasts. The amateur radio community has hundreds of available podcasts. So Leo will be answering the questions, just what is a podcast and exactly how do you subscribe to them?
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about the best ways to seal coax connectors on your antenna installation.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will be talking about all of the things that aren’t amateur radio.
  • 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 us back to the beginning. Before vacuum tubes, before spectrum regulation, all the way back to the early days of spark.

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