February 1, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1242

Release Date: December 17, 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, Bob Donlon, W3BOO,
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: 1:46:37

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1242

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Deadline for 2023 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program is January 4, 2023
  2. New Section Managers Appointed — Incumbent Section Managers to Continue New Terms in April 2023
  3. Amateur Radio Emergency Service Members Support Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
  4. Colonel Jerry Wellman, W7SAR, Former ARRL Utah S-E-C and Life Member, Receives Top Honors
  5. Amateur Radio Featured on Montana Public Television
  6. When All Else Fails: Amateur Radio Helps Rescue A Lost Hiker In New Hampshire
  7. Grimeton Station to Transmit Christmas Message
  8. Amateurs Assist In Lost Five Year Olds Recovery
  9. Inaugural Year Of New Hiking Trail Is Dedicated By Special Event In Romania
  10. A Vintage Gates BC1T Broadcast Transmitter Contributes To Transatlantic Tribute
  11. New Zealand Spectrum Guardians Retire
  12. Propagation Poll Is Launched By Upcoming Bouvet Island Amateurs
  13. Radio Pioneer Is Honored By New Indian Special Event
  14. CAS-5A Designated Fengtai-OSCAR 118 (FO-118)
  15. Micro-Meteoroid Hit Suspected After Major Leak From Soyuz Capsule
  16. Upcoming On The Air Contests and In-Person Conventions and HamFests
  17. SpaceX’s plan to launch another 30,000 Starlink satellites is being hindered by the FCC
  18. The Director General of The BBC proposes to turn off terrestrial radio and television broadcasting by 2030 for streaming
  19. Youth On The Air Summer Camp 2023 application period is now open
  20. The new General Class Question Pool released for ham radio licensing effective July 1, 2023
  21. Time Signal Station WWVH is looking for a new full time engineer for their station in Hawaii

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us everything you need to know about routers and what he calls “Internet Background Radiation”, and we will hear about his love of old fashioned keyboards.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, keeps his feet on the ground again this week as he presents Part Three of his series called, “On The Rails”, using your radios while taking a trip on board a train.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will present his segment called “Morse Is Dead…Long Live Morse!”, as Onno has invented a new way to learn morse code.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back to November 15, 1945. The date amateurs are allowed back on, at least a portion of the amateur bands. And that was also the first year of our new 50 to 54 MegaCycle Six Meter band, and amateurs first encounter with TVI..Television Interference.
  • Our fourth Ham Christmas Segment this week hosted by Bill Contenelli, W2XOY…
  • We will have a special interview with Kay Savetz, K6KJN, Internet Archive’s Program Manager of Special Collections, and curator of Internet Archives new Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications.

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