February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1189

Release Date: December 11, 2021

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Running Time: 1:50:16

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1189

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Senator Blumenthal Supports Amateur Radio at Senate Confirmation Hearing
  2. Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Dream Rig Essay Contest Winners
  3. ARRL Northwestern Division Assistant Director Phil Kane, K2ASP, SK/ Virginia Section Manager Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, SK
  4. The On-Going Pandemic Forces Ham Radio University To Go Virtual Again This Year
  5. WSJT-X Development Group Partner Bill Somerville, G4WJS, SK
  6. Senate Confirms FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for a New Term
  7. Transmissions Set to Mark Transatlantic Test Success
  8. ARRL Executive Committee Meets
  9. November 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
  10. ARDC Grant Will Expand Rocky Mountain Ham Radio’s 5 GigaHertz Microwave Network in the Rockies
  11. World’s Smallest Moon Lander from Japan will Put Ham Radio Transmitter on the Moon
  12. Amateur Radio WSPR-Net Data May Have Found Missing Airliner
  13. A New AMSAT Satellite Group Launches In Switzerland
  14. Japan’s National Space Agency Is Looking For Astronaut Candidates
  15. FCC Refuses Ham Clubs Educational Low Power FM Proposal
  16. The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Is Looking For Presenters For The March 2022 Exposition
  17. Two 160-Meter Events in December Give Nod to 1921 Transatlantic Tests
  18. German Regulaer Bundesnetz Agentur bans TESVOR robotic vacuums and Baofeng UV-5R radios on Spectrum Purity
  19. Deutscher Amateur Radio Club thanks its many volunteers on International Volunteer Day
  20. The Master Clock in Europe on 77.5 kiloHertz DCF77
  21. Four band digital HF SDR transceiver offers high performance for only $60
  22. Swiss radio hams develop ties with MakerSpaces and FabLabs
  23. Iceland radio hams use of 1850-1900 kHz renewed for 2022

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes another look at how the worldwide chip shortage is effecting cars and trucks, and how it has postponed the release of new gear from Apple. He also will touch on the new bills in Congress that propose to break up large tech companies.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air monthly report with Vincent O’ Keeffe, N3VEM
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, takes a look at the safety precautions you should observe when climbing your tower. This week he looks at Tower Belting.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, takes an overall look at the special art of getting started in 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 begins the first of a two part series on the history of amateur radio repeaters.

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