March 26, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1183

Release Date: October 30, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, 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: 1:48:55

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Straight Key Century Club Achieves Membership Milestone
  2. Australian Telecoms Regulator Reports High Interest in New 2X1 Contest Call Signs
  3. Hams Activate In Support Of The Chicago Marathon
  4. Well Known Amateur Radio Contester and DXer Will Roberts, AA4NC, SK
  5. WSJT-X Version 2.5.1 Has Been Released
  6. FCC Revokes China Telecom America’s Telecom Services Authority In The United States
  7. President Biden Names Jessica Rosenworcel FCC Chairperson, Announces Planned Nominations To FCC, NTIA
  8. 3Y0J DXpedition To Bouvet Island Confirms November 2022 Activation
  9. US and Region 2 Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships Results Are In
  10. East Coast Amateur Radio Service Offers Support For Amateur Radio-Related Initiatives
  11. ARRL Concurs With Two FCC World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee Draft Positions
  12. Russia / Ukraine Radio War Trying Patience Of IARU Region One Monitoring System
  13. ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program to Accept Applications Starting on November 1st
  14. US Government Accepting Applications for FCC Telecommunications Specialist / Job Openings At ARRL HQ
  15. Amateur Radio Emergency Service and SKYWARN Respond to Major Nor’easter Storm
  16. Indian Radio Amateurs Help To Coordinate Disaster Relief In The Wake Of Flooding
  17. CQ World Wide SSB Contest This Weekend – Watch Those Band Edges
  18. New Amateur Radio Council Creates A Global Unity Among Worldwide CW Organizations
  19. AMSAT Satellite News – Australian Students Watch Homemade Satellite Launched From ISS
  20. Radio Club Argentino Marks Centennial With A Special Event Station
  21. Celebrate The Classic Henry Amplifiers On A New On-Line Forum
  22. History of Amateur Radio Callsigns video from QSO Today Virtual HamVention Now Available
  23. Amateur club in Poland looking to rebuild site of WWII 200 kilowatt shortwave station and its transmitter
  24. AM Broadcast flutter explained
  25. Bluetooth BLE tracking and its privacy risks
  26. Over the Halloween weekend, the earth is heading into a large CME from the sun
  27. Papa Johns in the UK, through affiliations with Call Of Duty video game release, will allow pizza orders over CW.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about a recent publication put out by the Oregon FBI office covering recommendations for your IOT (internet of things) devices, and he also will talks about fifth generation communications technology with a quick overview of the 5G frequency allocations.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will have a wrap up on completing your annual tower inspection.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, “How to run an Single Sideband contest without using your own voice”.
  • 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 continues to look at the great VHF frequency battle of 1947.

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