September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1217

Release Date: June 25, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, 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: 1:23:29

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. 2022 ARRL Field Day Is This Weekend
  2. More Amateur Radio Proclamations for Field Day 2022
  3. New ARRL Treasurer John Sager, WJ7S, Says ARRL A Perfect Match
  4. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Grants Help Fund Elementary and College Projects
  5. Large Radio Wave Data Collected by Amateur Radio Operators
  6. FCC Sets Comment Deadlines In ‘Franken FM’ Review
  7. SpaceX Says 5G Interference Could Make Starlink Internet Unusable In The United States
  8. Crossband Repeater To Highlight Clubs High Altitude Balloon Launch
  9. FAA Verizon and AT&T Agree To Delay Rollout of 5G Due To Continuing Interference Concerns
  10. An Amateur Radio Operator to Become Archbishop Of The Church of Sweden
  11. World Radio Telecommunications Conference Organizer Donates Equipment
  12. August Special Event To Bring Awareness To Abused Pets
  13. Portugal Takes Action Against Illegal Communications Equipment
  14. Five Planets To Line Up In Rare Planetary Conjunction
  15. Irish Language Net To Start Weekly. Move to native language nets for amateur radio
  16. Pirate radio stations operating outside London
  17. Distance Learning for Full Amateur Radio Licence Exam In The UK
  18. Iceland: Renewal of 50 MegaHertz Authorizations
  19. Successful Morse code day in Open Air Museum Arnhem in the Netherlands
  20. Reverse Beacon Network Debuts A New Web Site

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will answer the question, “What is a GPU” and why do we have graphics cards, and will take a look at the current state of Robo-Calls and SPAM.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, takes a look at the best methods for working with a ground crew, and the best way to haul cargo and coax safely up the tower
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, takes a look at How To Isolate and By How Much?
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY returns with another edition of his summer series Amateur Radio History Headlines, looking at the highlights of amateur radio history.

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