August 11, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1196

Release Date: January 29, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, 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: 2:35:00

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1196

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Weak Signals Heard From Spanish Satellites EASAT-2 and HADES
  2. Centralia, Washington, ARES Team Activates In The Wake of Bombing
  3. The Next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Set For Mid-March 2022
  4. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Grants Continue
  5. Puerto Rico Section and Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter Sign New Memorandum Of Understanding
  6. News Briefs – 7 items you need to know
  7. QRP Operator Logs One Contact Per Day For Nearly 30 Years
  8. A February Webinar Will Discuss Amateur Radio and AUXCOM Support To The US Department of Defense
  9. AMSAT-DL Replaces Damaged Satellite Antenna At Antarctic Station
  10. Elon Musk SpaceX Rocket On Collision Course With The Moon
  11. Amateurs Lose 50 MegaHertz of Spectrum: Operation in 3.45 – 3.5 GigaHertz Segment Must Cease by April 14th, 2022
  12. Federal Communications Commission Seeks Attorney-Advisor for its Mobility Division
  13. Two Radio Amateurs Appointed to the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council
  14. China Is Expanding Its South China Sea Antenna Farms
  15. POTA/SOTA Tallies Up The 2021 Contacts and Activations
  16. ARRL Podcast Covers How To Get Started With CW
  17. RSGB/Ofcom arranges special callsigns for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations
  18. NASA satellite catches major solar flare
  19. Portugal tracking down radio interference
  20. First Svalbard QO-100 Satellite DXpedition
  21. St Patrick’s Day Award Update

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about the internet Domain Name System, he will discuss the recently passed Digital Services Act in the European Union, and he will talk about the mess that has developed between the FAA, the FCC, and the wireless carriers over the recently deployed 5-G network.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will tell us about the best way to seal coaxial fittings from the elements.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will discuss what happens when you bring a UpConverter into you life.
  • 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 look at amateur radio during World War II in the years 1939 and 1940.
  • Vance Martin, N3VEM, will have the latest updates from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air.
  • SPECIAL THIS WEEK: Courtesy of Eric Guth 4Z1UG, from the QSO Today Podcast, we will hear an interview with Geoffrey Mendenhall, W8GNM. Eric interviews him about his early interest in electronics, germanium transistors, and later, high power triodes led him to a career, as an engineer, designing, building, and managing broadcast transmitters projects for Gates Radio, Broadcast Engineering, and later Harris Broadcast

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