May 27, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1186

Release Date: November 20, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:41:41

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Registration Is Open For The 2022 ARRL National Convention In Orlando
  2. Russia’s Destruction Of An Orbiting Satellite Raises Space Debris Concerns
  3. The International Amateur Radio Union Administrative Council Addresses Wide-Ranging Agenda In Virtual Meeting
  4. Ham Radio Volunteers Support Communication For Tour de Lincoln Bicycle Event
  5. AREx Says Artemis 2 Proposal Process Was Instructive
  6. CW ops Is Inviting Nominees For Its Award for Advancing The Art Of CW
  7. NASA Welcomes Its Newest Astronauts In Space
  8. Big Results Are Possible From A Very Small Antenna that can be built into wallpaper
  9. Electronics Business In New Zealand And Known World Wide Has Been Sold
  10. A Wyoming County Has Its New Emergency Communications Trailer Put To The Test By Hams
  11. October 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
  12. Norway Looking To Introduce Entry Level Ham Radio License
  13. International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System Newsletter Summary
  14. ARRL announces Director election results
  15. New Jersey amateurs attend a talk on military aviation communications
  16. The RSGB announce GB100 special events
  17. France Regulator ANFR announces all amateur radio exams and licenses are now free
  18. The International Amateur Radio Union special HF monitoring report
  19. A midwest middle school launches an amateur radio satellite that is now sending back pictures of earth
  20. The virtual meeting recently held by the RSGB in the UK is now available as a video online
  21. The Swiss National Society USKA organized a special day out for all of its volunteers
  22. Brazil Society LABRE responds to emergency communications needs at a cave collapse
  23. German DARC is prototyping new emergency communications
  24. The over 200 page book from 1922 called “The Radio Boys Book” is now available on the net
  25. QRP operators around the world are pioneering efficiency.
  26. Hackaday reports on wireless communications via fast neutrons

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about the current chip shortage, and how the new infrastructure bill will improve the internet and access to it.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will answer the question, what tools should I bring on my climb?
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about Defeating the pitfalls of predicting HF propagation.
  • 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 will have more on incentive licensing as he continues to look at the state of amateur radio in the fifties and sixties.

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