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, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.
Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.
Running Time: 2:49:41
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Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:
1. Oklahoma Section Manager Kevin O’Dell, N0IRW, Stepping Down; Mark Kleine, N5HZR, Appointed As OK Section Manager
2. Amateur Radio Community Invited To Take Part In MARS Exercise On 60 Meters
3. ARISS USA Receives IRS 501-C-3 Recognition
4. Traditional Amateur Radio Contesting Faces A Demographic Cliff
5. Youth On The Air Announces New Three Times A Year Contest
6. Florida Emergency Communications Exercise Combines Hams, Agencies, State, and Non Governmental Organizations
7. The International Amateur Radio Union and CEPT Nudge WRC-23 Preparations Forward
8. March 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
9. MARS Is A Not Always An Obvious Resource in Emergencies
10. Upcoming ARRL Learning Network Webinars
11. 10th anniversary of Maritime Radio Day / Online Comm Academy 2021
12. Bouvet Island DXpedition Date Is Set
13. JS8CALL Inventor Wins Special Recognition
14. Amateur Radio Helps Search And Rescue Efforts In New Zealand
15. Time’s Almost Up For The "FrankenFM"s: The Impending Switch Off of Analog TV
16. AMSAT DL (Germany) opens amateur geo-stationary satellite for contesting
17. International Marconi Day in Ireland will activate an Official Marconi Station
18. A New Shortwave Listeners Club in Ireland invites worldwide participation
19. VO1FM in St. John's, Newfoundland, will be listening for two meter FT8 activity with beams aimed at western Europe
20. The Radio Society of Great Britain launches a new "Friendship On The Air" award
21. The radio regulator in Germany is billing amateurs annually. Its The Frequency Protection Contribution Regulation
22. The first Hospital Radio Station in the United Kingdom, celebrates its 70th anniversary on the air
23. Amateur Radio gets a partial and temporary reprieve on the 3.5 gigahertz band
24. The FCC is not yet collecting that pesky $35. application fee
25. The Dayton Amateur Radio Association announces Dayton HamVention weekend activities
26. World Amateur Radio Day is coming up on April 18th 2021
27. A new study reveals that digital FT8 now accounts for more than two thirds of contacts on the HF bands
Plus these Special Features This Week:
* SPECIAL FEATURE: Amateur radio was the early beginning for a career in radio for Art Bell, W6OBB, who became one of America’s number one late night radio talk show hosts. Art's audience on Coast to Coast AM grew to 15 million listeners in over five-hundred markets. Art discusses ham radio and his broadcast radio career in this QSO Today Interview conducted by Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, back on March 19, 2016.
* Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT. This week Leo will be here to talk about a how a recent study finds that your phone is sending data back to its manufacturer every day. He will talk about the latest data breach at some colleges and companies across the country, and looks at Microsoft's announcement that it wants to buy Discord.
* Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO - AMSAT Satellite News
* Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, talks about the different methods of sealing coax connections on your tower.
* Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, Onno looks at when you just have to give something a try.
* 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 takes a look at what life was like for amateur radio operators during the 1930's
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