August 19, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1192 – New Year’s Edition

Release Date: January 1, 2022

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, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F,
Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:26:26

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. ARRL to Oppose Forest Service Administrative Fees for Amateur Facilities
  2. HamSCI Invites Abstracts For Its 2022 Workshop
  3. Hurricane Watch Net Recorded 300 On-Air Hours in 2021
  4. 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island Updates its Progress
  5. Kids Day is January 1, 2022
  6. International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 Executive Committee Issues Upbeat Seasonal Message
  7. New Low-Power Limit for ARRL HF Contests Goes into Effect on January 1st, 2022
  8. Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest Winners
  9. News Briefs: Five Short Amateur Radio Related Things You Should Know
  10. Georgia Club Donates License Manuals to Local Schools
  11. Amateurs On The Air As A Deadly Typhoon Hits The Philippines
  12. The New James Webb Telescope Is Launched By NASA
  13. New Amateur Awards Program Will Promote World Radio Team Championship
  14. In Person Youth On The Air Camp May Happen This June 2022
  15. RSGB 80 Meter Net Is Revived While The Radio Centre Is Closed Due To Covid
  16. New System Of Linked Repeaters Makes Cross-Mode Digital Connections Across Kansas
  17. Canadian Amateur Radio Club Bands Amateurs Together During The Pandemic – A Health and Welfare Net
  18. German Radio Amateurs plan wifi networks for areas devastated by natural disasters
  19. China is seen deploying massive antenna arrays
  20. The BBC Reports on 5G transmissions interfering with airplane instrumentation
  21. Sweden imposes higher levy on electricity bills for Electronic Interference Mitigation
  22. Ofcom release amateur radio callsign database
  23. Ofcom: Have any radio amateurs using hotspots breached regulations?
  24. Ofcom asked if they’d taken any action against repeater abuse
  25. Pandemic project: Trailer renovation allows for extended emergency radio assistance in Washington State

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about D-DOS, or Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, and he will talk about the latest Alt-Jay exploit now on the internet.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, takes a look at New Years tower inspections.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question, What testing Equipment is Essential?
  • 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 looks at amateurs reaction to the 1974 amateur radio restructuring proposal.

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