February 1, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1244 – New Year’s Edition

Release Date: December 31, 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, Fred Fitte, NF2F,
Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:18:13

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1244

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Department Of Homeland Security Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) Training Course Announced
  2. Representative Bill Johnson of Ohio Introduces Bill to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio
  3. Alaskan Experiment Fired Two Second RF Chirps To A Near Earth Asteroid
  4. Yaesu FT-818 and FTM-400 Will Be Discontinued
  5. Radio Society of Great Britain Is Planning Events For The Upcoming Coronation of King Charles III
  6. U.S. Schools Selected For International Space Station Contacts In 2023
  7. Slow Scan Television Unit on International Space Station Is Inoperable – Astronauts Stranded Due To Meteoroid Strike
  8. The Four Meter Band Is Granted To Swiss Amateurs
  9. German Amateurs Gain Temporary Authorisations
  10. Ohio DX Group Honors Mentors Who Inspire Other Hams
  11. The DX Ultra Marathon For 2023 Gets Underway
  12. Amateur Radio Population Grows On Prince Edward Island Following Storms
  13. Radio Stations Shut Or Power Down At Night, Because Of The Laws Of Physics
  14. Registration is open for the January 7, 2023 Ham Radio University online webinars
  15. New Years means it is time to update your club information with the league
  16. Representative Lesko introduces a bill in Congress to replace the symbol rate limit with a bandwidth limit
  17. A group of Marines gain radio experience and become licensed amateur operators
  18. Direct to full license exam is now available in the United Kingdom
  19. Upcoming conventions and operating or upcoming contests.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about how China wants to redesign the internet, with a one new special feature…And he’ll talk about donating that old computer you have, and trying new flavors of Linux.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will have some general antenna mounting tips to help you grow that aluminum farm in your yard.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will try to answer the question, What Is A Volt?
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns to his series, The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes another 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.

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