May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1205

Release Date: April 2, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:14:29

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This Week in Amateur Radio #1205
  1. UPDATE: New FCC Application Fee Will Not Apply To Amateur Radio License Upgrades
  2. France Takes Action Against A Radio Amateur
  3. Kerry Banke To Be Honored With The 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award
  4. Yasuo Miyazawa, JH1AJT, DxPeditioner Known On The Air As Zorro, SK
  5. WTWW Shortwave Station Sends Music and Messages To Listeners In The Ukraine
  6. Radio Society of Great Britain Re-opens Bletchley Park National Radio Center
  7. Weekend Banquet At 2022 HamVention Will Honor Automatic Packet Reporting System Developer
  8. Radio Circles Are Detailed In South African Radio Telescope Images
  9. WSPR Beacon on the Air from Antarctica
  10. UK Amateurs Exploring 40 MegaHertz
  11. ND4MR Receives Instructor of the Year Award
  12. Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the SP DX Club, has decided to cancel the 2022 SP-DX Contest
  13. Worldwide Controversy Over Radio Manufacturer’s Plans to Have S-Meters go to S-10
  14. Russian troops in the Ukraine are utilizing the HF bands for communications
  15. Finland: Over 200 people start ham radio training
  16. RSGB statement concerning 40MegaHertz in the UK
  17. International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend (ILLW) Celebrates 25th Anniversary
  18. Summits on the Air To celebrate 20th Anniversary with year long event
  19. HamSci observes travelling ionospheric waves
  20. AMSAT receives a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications
  21. Russia and Belarus are suspended from CEPT membership
  22. Denmark’s amateur radio society EDR takes action against Russia and Belarus
  23. Ham radio equipment is on the way to the new Chinese space station now in orbit

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us about a computer museum that recently got destroyed in the Ukraine. How the FCC has placed Kaspersky Anti-Virus on its security risk list, The European Union places new requirements on Apple and Google, including third party side-loading of apps, and on a sad note, Leo will say goodbye to the inventor of the GIF, and the inventor of the Trash 80 computer.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, presents part five of his six part series explaining how to get your club meeting or ham fest promoted on local broadcast radio by correctly composing and submitting a Public Service Announcement.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will have tips on planning for your next emergency.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • The latest from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air (February Report) with Vance Martin, N3VEM
  • 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 year 1978, as it was the three hundered thousand amateurs versus nine million citizen band operators who want expanded frequencies.

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