September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1233

Release Date: October 15, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Terry Saunders, 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: 1:22:30

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Florida Amateur Radio Operators Activate for Hurricane Ian
  2. Ian, Julia, and Karl – The Latest Storm Updates
  3. San Angelo Amateur Radio Club Celebrates 100 Years
  4. October 15th and 16th, 2022 Is Session Three Of The ARRL EME Contest
  5. Dayton Hamvention Has Announced That The Ramada Inn In Xenia, Ohio, Is Closing
  6. Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Lab Transforming into Global Science Center Thanks To NSF Grant
  7. International Space Station Has A Conversation With Students In Antarctica
  8. Amateur Group In Sudan Elected To IARU Membership / John Mueller, K2BT Silent Key
  9. Stranded Tourists Receive Aid From Amateurs During A Monsoon
  10. More Progress Reported For Ireland’s First Satellite
  11. Tesla’s Historic Wardenclyffe Site Played Host To Long Island Radio Club Celebration
  12. Radio Club In Australia Takes To The Road For Cancer Research
  13. North American Amateurs Are Welcomed At Ham Radio Boot Camp
  14. Lighthouses In England Are In The Spotlight For A Seven Day Special Event
  15. Upcoming Radio Sport Contests, and upcoming Conventions and HamFests
  16. The Art and Design of Ham Radio QSL Cards
  17. ARRL Foundation Club Grant Application Period Open Until November 4th, 2022
  18. Proposals Sought For Amateur Radio Crew Contacts From The International Space Station
  19. The Radio Society of Great Britain To Host The Upcoming Transatlantic Centenary Tests
  20. Two More Amateur Astronauts Are Scheduled To Arrive At The ISS Via NASA’s New Starliner-1 Spacecraft
  21. The Internet Archive Seeks Donations Of Materials To Build A Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about Persistent Client-side State Information. You know it better as a cookie. Leo will talk about how one browser will soon let you block the European Union mandated cookie consent banner you see now on websites.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will introduce us to the jargon. Tower related vocabulary.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will show how Messy shacks are the way we do things around here.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast and solar outlook from Tad Cook, K7RA in Seattle, Washington.
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back in time to look at the new Radio Act of 1912, and its effect on private stations. He will also talk about Major Edwin Armstrong’s invention of the regenerative circuit using Lee de Forest’s Audion, and he will look at the very beginnings of the ARRL.

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