May 16, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1208

Release Date: April 23, 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, 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: 1:34:35

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Extended Hours For National Voice of America Museum During 2022 Hamvention
  2. Hawaii ARES/Amateur Radio Emergency Service Drill Tests All State Communications
  3. International Telecommunication Union Celebrated 2022 World Amateur Radio Day
  4. ARRL President Emeritus Harry Dannals, W2HD, Celebrates Milestone Birthday
  5. John E. Ross, KD8IDJ, Is The New ARRL News Editor
  6. International Telecommunication Union’s Role In Amateur Radio
  7. Amateur Operator Hoping To Become The Oldest Person To Cross The Pacific
  8. Canadian Amateur Radio Licensing Course Gets Under Way
  9. American Radio Relay League Celebrated For 100 Years Of Service To Emergency Communication Worldwide
  10. Emergency Response Team Operated By Teen Amateurs Gets Government Honors
  11. The Ohio ARES Near Vertical Incident Skywave – NVIS Antenna Day
  12. Amateur Radio and Scouting
  13. Ham Radio Friedrichshafen Will Be Germany’s Amateur Radio Reunion
  14. Amateur Radio Day Forum Hosted By The Tesla Center
  15. Australia’s Wireless Institute Prepares For Tasmania
  16. Apollo 16 Anniversary Sparks A Special Event Station At NASA
  17. Federal Communications Commission Is Not Processing License Applications and Exam Session Files (but has corrected the problem as we go to air)
  18. Antarctic Ham Radio Station Active For Children’s Day May 5th, 2022
  19. Dayton Hamvention Is Returning To The Greens County Fairgrounds After Nearly Three Years Of Being shut down
  20. World Amateur Radio Day – A look back at its history and what happened during this years edition
  21. IARU Monitoring System Region One newsletter reports military intruders in ham radio bands using unknown modes
  22. RSGB General Meeting Was Held Wednesday April 20th. You can view a video of the meeting
  23. New Zealand Association Of Radio Transmitters 60 meter Licence update
  24. Scientists hope to broadcast DNA and Earth’s location for curious aliens
  25. Appalachian trail special event

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about the European GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, and how it is affecting internet users around the world, and he will tell us how researchers recently stopped a cyber attack to the Ukrainian power grid
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, covers everything you need to know to install and maintain your tower and antenna installation for your station. This week looking at how you can make tower mounting hardware from scraps you may have around your area
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about WSPR, and answer the question “How Far Can You Go?”
  • 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 continues his mini-series on amateur radios Fallen Flags with a look back at a little radio start up from Chicago called “Hallicrafters”

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