March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1177

Release Date: September 18, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:41:38

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. California Club Assists Animal Rescue Group With Communication Support
  2. Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 Is Canceled
  3. K6KPH RTTY Service Station K6KPH Is Back
  4. AMSAT Shifts To Virtual Format For 2021 Space Symposium And Annual Meeting
  5. Next SpaceX Commercial Crew To International Space Station Comprised Of Radio Amateurs
  6. The 2021 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Is Just Ahead
  7. FCC Adopts Rules For The Six Gigahertz Band, Opening Up 1200 Megahertz Of Spectrum For Unlicensed Use
  8. ARRL Awards Colvin Grant To Latest Bouvet Island DXpedition
  9. Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Joins ARRL Headquarters Staff As Manager Of Education And Learning
  10. ARISS Seeks Hosts For Ham Radio Contacts With Space Station Crew
  11. VoIP Weather Net Handles Reports For Hurricane Larry
  12. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  13. ARRL Seeks New Treasurer
  14. ARISS Receives Recognition From NASA Mission Directorate
  15. Radio station WBZ In Boston (1030 kHz) Is Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary
  16. International Amateur Radio Union Region Three Opts For Virtual Conference Due To Worsening COVID Conditions
  17. SpaceX Recovery Vessels Have Very Unique Names
  18. Voice Of America Relay Station Celebrates A Birthday
  19. Super Small Battery Offers High Power
  20. Unique Transmitter Is Being Readied For A Special Event This December
  21. United Kingdom Station To Mark Transatlantic Anniversary
  22. Swiss special event activates as aeronautical mobile on hot air balloons
  23. The South African Radio League publishes a new frequency plan for ICASSA amateurs
  24. A new edition of the Digital Voice Operating Manual is now available
  25. Japanese amateurs assist in marine distress call and rescue operation
  26. NASA is soliciting proposed student experiments for upcoming sub-orbital flights
  27. What is the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)? Here is the answer.
  28. IARU/Thailand special event station activates for Region Three radio conference

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, Leo will do his best to unscramble the alphabet soup surrounding that new High Definition Television you are looking to buy.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about successful installation of tower mounted electronics.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us how he tackled the Fox Mike Hotel portable operations challenge.
  • 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 goes back to the early days of amateur radio and the role that amateurs played in the early days of broadcasting.

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