March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1216

Release Date: June 18, 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, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, 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: 1:42:02

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Successful 2022 SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention Celebrates 40th Year
  2. UPDATE: FCC Proposes Record $34,000 Fine for Alleged Interference and Unauthorized Transmissions During Wildfires
  3. UPDATE: FCC Upholds A Fine For Cell Jammer Used By A Dallas Company To Block Employees Phone Use
  4. Proclamations Honor Amateur Radio in Run Up to ARRL Field Day
  5. AMSAT Announces Youth Initiative at Hamvention
  6. Reverse Beacon Network Launches Updated Website
  7. DX Engineering Adds Penta Laboratories RF Vacuum Tubes To Product Line
  8. ARDC Grant Enables Bradley University Students To Develop An Open Source, 915 MegaHertz Digital Transceiver System
  9. German Radio Amateurs Debut New Disaster Response Program
  10. NASA Investigates Webb Telescope Damage
  11. Amateurs Play Important Role In Washington State Emergency Drill
  12. Youth On The Air Camp Helps Youths Build New Skills And New Friendships
  13. International Telecommunications Union Ham Radio Station Celebrates Sixty Years On The Air
  14. Amateurs In West Bengal Reunite A Family Separated For Two Years
  15. European Space Agency Develops Plan To Reduce Clutter Of Unused Satelites
  16. Standardized Chargers For Handheld Devices Are Coming In The European Union
  17. International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Amateur Challenge Finalists Announced
  18. New Website Is Launched To Support The Sable Island DXpedition
  19. NASA Says the Voyager Space Probes Are Scheduled To be Powered Down
  20. ARDC Grant Will Fund Publication Of The Book, Kits For 2,240 Students, and A Field Trip For Fourth Graders
  21. IARU Monitoring System Region 1 Newsletter Reports An Increase In Unidentified Intruders On The HF Bands
  22. ARDC Grant Will Help Make GNU Radio Easier To Use On Windows And Improve The GUI, GNU Radio Companion
  23. Two Brits Arrested In Albania As Police Accuse Them Of Spying After Seizing Radio Gear
  24. Northern Ireland Young Person’s Morse Tutor Kit Building Event
  25. Commercial drones set for take-off under new Ofcom plans
  26. Why did Sunspots disappear for 70 years? 1645-1715
  27. UK police to spend tens of millions on legacy Tetra Communications network

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about how a few Google engineers claim that their AI called Lambda has achieved sentience. We will also take a look at how you should secure your router.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will address some common tower vocabulary.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us about Smith..The Chart To End All Charts
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • The latest from Parks On The Air and Summits On The Air (May 2022 Report) with Vance Martin, N3VEM
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio returns with another edition of Amateur Radio History Headlines.

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