February 24, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1243 – Special Christmas Edition with the Late Jean Shepherd

Release Date: December 24, 2022

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, 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/TWIAR1243

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Representative Bill Johnson of Ohio Introduces Bill to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio
  2. Colonel Jerry Wellman, W7SAR, Former ARRL Utah SEC and Life Member, Receives Top Honors
  3. Space Debris Expert Says Orbits Will Be Lost And People Will Die Later This Decade
  4. Amateur Radio License Exam Fee Changes In The United Kingdom
  5. Biden Administration Drafting Executive Order To Simplify Space Rules
  6. Spacewalk From International Space Station With Two Cosmonauts Cancelled Due To Micro-Meteoroid Hit
  7. Registration Open For January 7th Ham Radio University On-Line Webinars
  8. New Years Means It Is Time to Update Club Information With The League
  9. Schoharie County New York Amateur Radio Association Receives Funding
  10. Representative Lesko Introduces Bill to Replace Symbol Rate Limit with Bandwidth Limit
  11. Marines To Gain Radio Op Experience Via Amateur Radio
  12. Ugly Sweater Activation in Massachusetts
  13. More United States Schools Selected for Ham Radio Contacts With The International Space Station In 2023
  14. NASA Decodes Secret Messages Onboard the Orion Spacecraft
  15. Amateur Radio Operators Invited To Participate In Asteroid Bounce Experiment
  16. ARRL Straight Key Night Is January 1, 2023, from 0000 UTC Through 2359 UTC
  17. Marconi Was Here! Year Long Contest Begins January 1, 2023
  18. Fessenden’s Christmas Eve First Broadcast Is Recognized On Amateur Radio
  19. The Grimeton Alexanderson Alternator Christmas Eve Message Has Been Cancelled Due To Covid
  20. The Intrepid DX Group Has Announced The Winners Of The 3rd Annual Youth Dream Rig Essay Contest
  21. Space Weather Prediction Center Stops Messaging
  22. Direct To Full License Exam Opens In The United Kingdom
  23. Western Canada Emergency Radio Teams Merge
  24. Santa is on the ham bands all around the world till New Years Eve in some locations
  25. Upcoming Conventions and On The Air Contests

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about different ways you can improve you wi-fi signal for better coverage
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, wraps up his latest four part special about how to utilize amateur radio when you are taking a long trip aboard a train.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question “Which Way Did My Signal Go?
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns to begin his series, The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back to November 1963. The year that pitted hams against hams, and hams against the ARRL. Bill will talking about the introduction of Incentive Licensing.
  • We will have our annual Holiday Special. An entertaining monologue about growing up with amateur radio from the late Jean Shepard, K2ORS that was originally broadcast on WOR-AM New York.

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