May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1195

Release Date: January 22, 2022

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

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:30:53

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Amateur Operation in 3.45 – 3.5 GigaHertz Segment Must Cease by April 14th, 2022
  2. Bangladesh Amateur Radio League Founder Saif Shahid, S21A, SK
  3. Distance Challenge Special Event Set In Arizona
  4. ARES Activates As Wind Driven Year End Fire Destroys 1,000 Colorado Homes
  5. Homebrew Heroes Award To Be Managed By Ham Radio Workbench
  6. New Section Manager Appointed for Northern New York
  7. Federal Communications Commission Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division
  8. International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System Vice Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, Retires
  9. Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council
  10. Extended ARRL Team Will Support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando – Part One
  11. Extended ARRL Team Will Support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando – Part Two
  12. National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $50,000 Grant to HamSCI Founder, Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
  13. Launch Of Two WISA Woodsats, (Satellites Made Of Treated Plywood) Are Still Pending
  14. Volcano Explosion Cuts Tonga’s Communications With The Rest Of The World
  15. Scientists Build The Worlds Smallest Antenna Using D-N-A
  16. DX Chasers Push To Retain Access To A Specific Island Group
  17. DX Museum Preserves Rare and Vintage QSL Cards On Line
  18. Germany’s Ham Radio Society, DARC, Hit By A Cyber Attack
  19. Special Event Station GB1900HA and GB1900HW – 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall
  20. 40th anniversary of partial resumption of ham radio in China
  21. Cats discover the snow melting heat feature on Starlink dishes
  22. Year Long BBC Special Event Station Making World-Wide Contacts
  23. ARRL CEO NA1AA Editorial On Amateur Radio Diversity
  24. German Amateurs Plan North Pole DXpedition In 2022

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will explain the alphabet soup behind current day High Definition Television receivers..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, explains the protocols of working and tower climbing with others.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, explains that he was considering building a parrot repeater. Except he has a different idea from what you are thinking.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from Tad Cook, K7RA
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back to the World Radio Telecommunications Conference of 1938. How did amateur radio come out of the conference?

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