November 29, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1207

Release Date: April 16, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, 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: 1:28:55

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Amateur Radio Helps Rescue Injured California Outdoorsman
  2. ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention – An Overview
  3. Jose Castillo, N4BAA, Named CQ Worked All Zones Award Manager Succeeds John Bergman, KC5LK
  4. Amateurs Around The World Are Preparing For World Amateur Radio Day
  5. Reaffirming Amateur Radios Connection To History, Ham Radio Will Celebrate International Marconi Day
  6. CQ Magazine DX Marathon Is Looking For A New Manager
  7. World’s Largest Radio Telescope To Be Guided By New Software Project
  8. Youngsters On The Air Summer Camp 2022 To Take Place In Croatia IARU Region One
  9. Ham Radio Veteran Shares A Special Skill Set
  10. Youth On The Air Seeks A Host Venue For The 2023 Summer Camp
  11. ESA/European Space Agency Statement Regarding Cooperation With Russia
  12. Spratlys Get Even More Dangerous for Hams
  13. Paper Shortage Hits Amateur Radio Magazines Around The World
  14. Radio Amateurs of Canada Announce Membership Fee Increase Due To Inflation
  15. ARRL Announces New Employment Opportunities Now Available At League Headquarters
  16. Amateur Operator In Pennsylvania Faces Criminal Charges
  17. Finland Updates Use Of Encryption By Radio Amateurs
  18. Sweden Imposes Fees For Amateurs Running More Than 200 Watts
  19. RSGB’s Commonwealth Games SES Special Event Station Showcasing Amateur Radio Looking For Volunteers
  20. Radio amateur teacher Chris Murphy KD2MRV, uses ham radio balloons to encourage STEM learning in Gloversville, NY
  21. Knox, TN Radio amateur, Tim Berry WB4GBI, determined to restore radio tower after storm
  22. International Amateur Radio Union Region One respond to the Executive Committee regarding its Solar Energy Strategy
  23. Irish group building an audio archive of pirate radio broadcasting
  24. Strange slow pulse signals in 11 meter broadcast band in Ireland

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will discuss how to repurpose that old computer in your closet with free open source software, and will discuss what we all do with our glass “Fondle Slabs”.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP,takes a look at a phenomenon that tends to happen each spring in the mid-west called “Dead Band Syndrome”
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will take a look at what you do after you discover the chaos, and finally decide it’s time to build the ideal radio shack.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • The latest from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air March 2022 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 begins his look at some of amateur radios “Fallen Flags”, with a close up look at the National Radio Company.

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