August 11, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1198

Release Date: February 12, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:40:16

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. ARRL Announces New World Wide Digital Contest
  2. APRS Developer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, SK
  3. Heil Sound Changes Hands
  4. Some New Rules Going into Effect this Year for ARRL Field Day 2022
  5. Geomagnetic Storm and Recently Deployed Starlink Satellites & Successful DART Mission Launch
  6. ARRL National Convention 2022 Orlando Gets Hams Radio Active
  7. Dayton Hamvention Looks To Be A Go For 2022
  8. Three SpaceX Crew-4 Crew Members Hold Ham Licenses
  9. John Carroll University Students Unofficially Break Guinness World Record For Longest Radio Interview
  10. Investigation Concludes That Havana Syndrome That Sickened US Diplomats Caused By RF
  11. Special Event Operation To Mark 80 Years On The Air For The Voice of America
  12. Argentine Amateur Activates On HF The Highest Peak In The Americas
  13. Youth On The Air Camp Opens Application Period
  14. Young Amateurs With Community Spirit Are Sought For Contest
  15. QSO Today Expo Agenda To Include Talks On The Bouvet Island DxPedition and The Mars Helicopter
  16. Japan looks for ways to interest young people in amateur radio
  17. Are You mic shy? Have Questions? Ask the Monday Night Net
  18. An Alaskan amateur celebrate 67 years on the air telling Alaska’s story
  19. Venezuela Club Celebrates IARU Membership Anniversary
  20. South African Ham Moves On Line As Governments Look To Swell The Amateur Ranks
  21. G8BBC How Radio Works Program Available On Line
  22. The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is set for mid March
  23. SpaceX rocket is on a collision course with the moon
  24. NASA announces plans to deorbit and decommission the International Space Station

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us about methods to improve your home network wifi signal.
  • 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 replace the rotor on your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us how to test your radios audio frequency response
  • 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 the post World War Two amateur, and takes a close up look at the state of amateur radio in the 1940’s.

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