September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1224

Release Date: August 13, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, N1KIN, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:30:26

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. National Radio Astronomy Program Designed to Educate Emerging Generation of Scientists Using Amateur Radio
  2. Hampton University Scholarships To Provide Opportunities For STEM Students Using Amateur Radio
  3. Upcoming Ham Radio Conventions Emphasize Learning and Youth
  4. MFJ Enterprises To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
  5. Federal Emergency Management Agency Alerts Broadcasters to Vulnerabilities in EAS Devices
  6. FCC Says In A Release To Clean Up Orbital Debris First, Then We Can Plan Factories In Space
  7. Russian Space Junk Squalls Are Really Gumming Up the Works for SpaceX and StarLink
  8. India Student Built Satellite Suffers A Failed Launch Attempt
  9. Amateur Radio Club In Pennsylvania Hits Its 10th Anniversary Aboard The Mars Rover
  10. DXpedition To Angola Promises Earth-Moon-Earth Communications
  11. Amateurs In France Are Told To Share Their Frequencies During The Upcoming Paris Olympics
  12. Amateurs Begin A Radio Preparedness Project In Tripura
  13. Cancer Recovery Is The Idea Behind This UK Special Event Station
  14. Radio Amateurs of Canada Announces Two New Bands For Canadian Amateurs
  15. The New ARRL Radio Lab Inspires Innovation In The Ham Shack, and a new Station – W1HQ
  16. Hi-Z Antennas will now be manufactured and distributed by DX Engineering
  17. An electronics marketer in New York State faces a nearly $700,000 fine from the FCC
  18. International Amateur Radio Union Region One Announces Ham Challenge Winners
  19. Norway’s Telen newspaper spoke to radio amateurs at the emergency response center at Notodden says NRRL
  20. The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $399,211 to Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF for ionospheric studies
  21. Radio seized for interfering with police transmissions in Texas
  22. Broadcast from LV18 lightship in Harwich
  23. RTTY turns 100
  24. Ham radio operators reunite families
  25. Local news reports covering ham radio
  26. TeaPot special event station is on the air
  27. YOTA (Youth On The Air) Summer Camp is on the bands
  28. Upcoming Conventions and Hamfests

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will be here to explain the different digital memory measurement standards.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, this week, Greg puts aside his tools and climbing belt for part four of his six part series on how to write a successful public service announcement to promote your clubs upcoming hamfest or special event, to the general public on local broadcast radio stations..
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, this week Onno will explain how you can best play the Microphone Gain Game.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Our own amateur radio historian, Bill Continelli, W2XOY returns with another edition of his summer series Amateur Radio History Headlines. This week, Bill takes us above the fold for what made the amateur radio headlines during the first half-of the nineteen sixties…

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