May 25, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1214

Release Date: May 28, 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, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:23:30

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Wireless Institute of Australia Announces Those Under 18 Can Take Ham Radio Exams Online
  2. China Prepares Final Missions To Complete Its Tiangong Space Station
  3. Ham Radio Prep Releases Full Course For The New US Amateur Radio Technician License Exam
  4. New Zealand Announces Straight Key Night In June
  5. The FCC Issues A Reminder To Amateurs To Create An Account In The New Registration System
  6. Scientists Hope The Moon’s dark side Would Be Free From Radio Interference…Nope.
  7. Youth On The Air Camp Presents Special Event Station Operation
  8. National Hurricane Center Annual Station Test 2022
  9. Ground Wave Low Band Experiment Tests On 630 Meters
  10. Connecticut Radio Amateur Endows ARRL Affiliated Club Initiative
  11. United Kingdom Amateur Celebrate Queen’s Jubilee With Modified Call Signs
  12. ARRL Is Seeking An Administrative Coordinator For The New ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program
  13. 2022 Youth On The Air Camp is June 12th Thru The 17th
  14. 23cm band and Sat-Nav Coexistence: ITU-R WP4C Studies
  15. Netherland’s Amateur Radio Society VERON Reports On The Amateur Radio Exams
  16. The South African Radio League Top Band Certificate Available
  17. Summits On The Air To Be On BBC-1 TV Program Countryfile
  18. The Irish Radio Transmitters Society celebrates its 90th birthday with the the special call-sign EI90IRTS
  19. ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Old St. Mary’s School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  20. Scientists had hoped that the darkside of the moon would be free from Radio Interference
  21. Connecticut radio amateur endows ARRL affiliated club initiative
  22. Field Day 2022 is amateur radios Open House
  23. Attendance figures at the Dayton HamVention are announced
  24. Weekly contesting and hamfest (national) report.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes a look at the latest generation of ARM Processors and how they are replacing the old X86 processors
  • 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, Greg takes a look at the various methods of waterproofing antenna coax connections.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, who will answer the age old question “What are the rules for calling CQ on a Repeater?”
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • April 2022 Update from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air with N3VEM
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill begins a new summer series of “Amateur Radio History Headlines” featuring just the headlines of amateur radio history beginning in the late 1800’s.

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