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This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

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PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1191 – Special Christmas Edition

Release Date: December 25, 2021

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

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:40:51

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. David Benoist, AG4ZR, Appointed As ARRL Georgia Section Manager
  2. Georgia Club Donates License Manuals To Local Schools
  3. Switzerland Has Its Own AMSAT Organization
  4. Norway is Trying to Track Down Two Meter Intruders
  5. New Chinese Amateur Radio Satellite Could Launch On December 25th
  6. International Space Station Slow Scan Television Transmission Is Set For Late December
  7. WSJT-X Development Group Releases Version 2.5.3
  8. Islands On The Air Group In India Activates New Island
  9. The NASA Parker Solar Probe Touches The Sun
  10. Registrations Now Being Accepted For Contest University
  11. Dutch Regulators Are Cracking Down On Anti-5G Devices
  12. FAA Is Worried About 5G Rollout Affecting Airplane Instrumentation
  13. Finland’s amateurs send gift to Icelandic hams
  14. UK Foreign Office proposal for amateur radio bands in BAT
  15. IRTS Regulator ComReg proposes new entry class amateur license
  16. A Story About Long Delayed Echoes
  17. Germany Warns The WIA about the interference potential of LED Lighting and poorly manufactured electronics
  18. Solar Cycle 25 is now heating up

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Jean Shepherd, the late K2ORS from WOR Radio in New York, talks about his adventures being a kid hooked on amateur radio and Heising Modulation.
  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes a close up look at your modem and router specifications.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question, how does your gear measure up?
  • 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 takes a close up look at the FCC 1974 proposal to totally restructure amateur radio with a two-tiered licensing system.

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