April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1245

Release Date: January 7, 2023

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, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:29:33

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1245

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. ARRL Volunteers On the Air Event is Underway – Join The Fun
  2. More Amateur Radio Astronauts Head For The International Space Station
  3. Bud Kozloff, W1NSK, Appointed as ARRL Connecticut Section Manager
  4. Military Service Academies Radio Group Now In Operation
  5. Sixth Annual HamSCI Workshop Scheduled
  6. Amateur Radio Contesting Great Fred Laun, K3ZO, Silent Key
  7. Latest Smartphones Gain Satellite Access For Emergency Calls
  8. New Callsigns Are Added To The Upcoming Bouvet Island DXpedition
  9. W2RS, Roy Soifer Honored By AMSATs Annual Activity Day On CW
  10. Amateurs Are Exempt From New Distracted Driver Law In Ohio
  11. Straight Key Century Club Activiates Straight Key Month
  12. Amplitude Modulation International Has Elected New Leadership
  13. Radio Club of America Opens Nominations For Young Ham Lends A Hand Contest
  14. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Issues Call For Speakers
  15. Radio Society of Great Britain Seeks Position Nominations
  16. Internationally Celebrated Antenna Engineer Receives A Lifetime Membership
  17. HAARP Facility Experiment Bounces Radio Signals Off Space Object to Help Boost Planetary Defense
  18. Challenges in Creating ‘Robot Servants’ Pushes Timeline Back at Least a Decade
  19. FCC Proposes Additional Spectrum At 5 GigaHertz For Drone Communication
  20. Australia Day Contest 2023 Is Announced
  21. BBC Plans for Future Without Broadcasting Over The Air
  22. Southwest Ohio DX Association Launches New Program
  23. Malaysian Commission Introduces Changes To Amateur Radio Structure
  24. New Over The Horizon Radar To Be Built In The Republic of Palau
  25. New Antenna May Spell The End For Bluetooth
  26. Amateurs In Switzerland Gain Access To The Four Meter Band
  27. German Amateurs Gain Temporary Band Authorisations In 2023
  28. Upcoming conventions and on the air contests

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes a look back at radio when he was a kid, and takes a look at Starlink and how it will avoid, and what is, “The Kessler Effect”
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will answer the question, you have secured a new commercial tower site for your repeater, but the antenna placement requires you to mount your vertical repeater antenna upside down. Now what?
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question “What is the weakest signal that WSPR can decode properly?”
  • 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 May 3, 1963 as the ARRL proposes its own version of Incentive Licensing, then in 1965 the FCC proposes, in its version to demote advance class hams. Revision happen and in 1965 the FCC releases the Incentive Licensing structure we basically still operated under today.
  • Classic Rain featuring a talk given by the late Wayne Green, W1NSD publisher of 73 magazine, at the 1992 Dayton HamVention. Wayne at his best.

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