February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1190

Release Date: December 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, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:52:43

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1190

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Sweden’s SAQ VLF Alexanderson Alternator Station Schedules Christmas Eve Transmission
  2. Polish Radio Amateur Ordered to Stop Using Falkland Islands Identifier from Antarctica
  3. ARRL and RSGB Announce Winners of Transatlantic Centenary Cups
  4. ARRL Rookie Roundup CW Event is December 19th
  5. Interim Section Manager Appointment Made in Virginia; Georgia Section Manager Post Becomes Vacant
  6. Observations of Over the Horizon Radar Interference in Ham Bands Top All Others
  7. World Radio TV Handbook to Cease Publication
  8. Jonathan Brandenburg, KF5IDY, Appointed AMSAT Assistant Vice President Of Engineering
  9. Past ARRL Chief Development Officer Mary Hobart, K1MMH, SK
  10. Icom SHF Project — Super High Frequency Band Challenge Offers Opportunities for ARES
  11. SKYWARN Spotters and Nets Track Deadly Storms
  12. New Directors in Two ARRL Divisions Will Take Their Seats in January
  13. Ham Radio University Going Virtual Again In 2022
  14. Spain and Norway Seek Ways to Attract a Younger Generation of Hams
  15. Experimental Station WI2XLQ Will Be On The Air On 486 kiloHertz AM On Christmas Eve
  16. Amateur Operators Mark Two Marconi Anniversaries
  17. Ham Convention In Hyderabad India Draws A Big Crowd
  18. Kids Can Talk To Santa On These Nets
  19. Enthusiasts Prep For Large Foxhunt Challenge In Turkey
  20. ARRL Podcast on station grounding with Ward Siler
  21. Get ready for the annual straight key night on New Years Eve
  22. 60th anniversary of launch of first ham radio satellite Oscar One
  23. Group announces the year long DX Ultra Marathon Contest
  24. World’s smallest Moon lander launched by Japan will put ham radio transmitter on the Moon
  25. RSGB National Radio Centre to close temporarily from Friday 17 December
  26. Norway: Intruders in the ham radio 144 MHz band
  27. IARUMS reports on drifter in ham radio 7 MegaHertz band
  28. Netherlands regulator increases charges for radio hams
  29. Morse code features on television program to be broadcast on BBC Channel 4 TV Sunday December 19th

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will reminisce about old technology from the early days of the net that you can still find and try out on the internet archive, and will have his word of the week, “angstrom”, which has to do with the latest processor internal wiring measurements.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Special holiday segment with Bill Continelli, W2XOY
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will explain what you can do if the only space on the tower forces you to mount your vertical antenna upside down.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell you how you can Get Amateur Radio Propagation Data In Real Time at Home. We will have the November update from Parks on the Air (POTA), and Summits on the Air (SOTA) coordinator Vance Martin, N3VEM..
  • 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 part two of his look back at the history of repeaters.

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