March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1180

Release Date: October 9, 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, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:57:27

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Data On Number Of Radio Amateurs Worldwide Needs Updating
  2. 16th Annual ARRL Online Auction Gears Up For October 8th Kick Off
  3. Delayed JAXA/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Epsilon Launch Set For October 7th
  4. Microsoft Releases Windows Version 11
  5. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Grant Provides ARESLAX With Sophisticated Noise Location Capabilities
  6. ARRL Continues Its Efforts To Preserve Amateur Radio Secondary Use Of The 3 GigaHertz Band
  7. The Premiere Of NIGHT, The Movie – Features Amateur Radio
  8. Radio Amateurs Invited To Participate In The Antarctic Eclipse Festival In December
  9. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
  10. ARRL Seeks A New Treasurer
  11. New Hampshire Club To Offer Popular Ham Bootcamp Again
  12. New Callsign Prefixes Assigned To The Falkland Islands
  13. Amateurs Assist Mothers Of Newborn Babies In West Bengal
  14. Deaf Pupils To Speak With International Space Station Crew Member In A World-First Event
  15. CQWW DX Contest Presents Gains Plaque Sponsors For Youth
  16. Activations Along The Appalachian Trail Light Up The Airwaves
  17. Portable Operations Challenge Results Are Published
  18. Loss Of A Satellite Is Announced By China
  19. Live In Person Exam Sessions Are Announced By The RSGB
  20. Intrepid-DX Group Extends Youth Essay Contest Deadline
  21. Ireland IRTS/Comrec puts amateur radio exams out to tender
  22. The 314 Meter tower (1030′) at the Billsdale UK transmission site has been dropped after a major fire
  23. Cuba finally publishes a list of allowed amateur radio digital modes in their country. All 321 of them.
  24. The IEEE publishes a paper on the “uncertain” future of amateur radio
  25. A retrospective look back at the last 100 years of radio with Steve Richards, G4HPE of Southgate News

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about the transition between analog and ones and zeros, and will have several suggestions for things to do with that old computer in the corner of the closet.
  • 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 things to do when you have to climb at night.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about you, in the community.
  • 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 drops into the 1927 World Radio Conference. and how amateur radio faired in the proceeding.

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