March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1197

Release Date: February 5, 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, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:40:19

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Webinar Set To Discuss Amateur Radio and AUXCOM Support To Department Of Defense
  2. ARRL Foundation Grant Program Accepting Proposals
  3. AMSAT Withdraws GOLF-TEE CubeSat From NASA Educational Launch
  4. Research On Ancient Massive Solar Storms Suggests a Need Too Prepare For The Next Ones
  5. ARRL Seeks Candidates to Serve on its Investment Management Committee
  6. NASA Announces Plans To Deorbit and Decommission The International Space Station
  7. Amateur Radio Challenged by Tonga Emergency; Radio Network May be Set Up
  8. IARU Region 1 Working to Resolve Potential Amateur Interference to Satellite Navigation System
  9. Dayton HamVention Dinners and Events Have Been Announced
  10. Amateur Radio News Briefs
  11. SPECIAL REPORT: Club Special Event Station to Mark WGY’s 100 Years Of Broadcasting From Schenectady New York
  12. Airplane Pilots Encounter Electronic Spoofing Of Global Positioning System Signals
  13. Japan Puts Forth Major Effort To Attract Younger Amateurs
  14. VK90ABC Marks 90 Years Of The Australian Broadcasting Coporation With A Special Event Station/US Special Event
  15. Australian Radio Telescope Detects Mysterious Pulses
  16. FCC Chair Appoints Loyaan Egal To Head the FCC Enforcement Bureau as Acting Chief
  17. W1AW Receives A Complete Two Meter FM and VARA FM Winlink 2000 System
  18. Amateurs Swap Out At The McMurdo Base In Antarctica
  19. Norway’s NRRL Announces Support For The 3Y0J Bouvet Island DxPedition
  20. New Long Distance Records Set On Two Amateur Satellites
  21. World Radio Sport Team Championship Organizers To Attend Upcoming Orlando HamCation
  22. New Jersey Club To Operate N2I To Commemorate National Inventors Day ay Menlo Park
  23. Pirate station observed on the 3.5 and 7 MegaHertz bands
  24. Tonga Communications and the undersea fiber cable repair
  25. This year’s World Radio Day (2/13/2022) celebrates the trust, accessibility and long-term viability of the radio industry
  26. Major Northeast Winter Storm Prompts ARES, SKYWARN Activations
  27. Belgium Amateurs Are Gearing Up For International Amateur Radio Union Conference
  28. UK Radio Amateur is convicted of making racist remarks on the air

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us about Huawei Technologies in China, who has proposed a new form of the internet that is more controllable. And, he will tell you about installing a free operating system on an old computer that you are planning to donate.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss the challenges of climbing your tower, then taking a right hand turn to work out on a side arm.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question, What’s In A Dream?”
  • 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 Hams At War during World War II, and will explain what W-E-R-S, or WERS, the War Emergency Radio Service was all about.

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