May 27, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1247

Release Date: January 21, 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, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, 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: 1:47:14

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. AMSAT Announces FalconSat-3 Nears Re-entry
  2. National Science Foundation Reaches Agreement With SpaceX
  3. The RSGB Wants Photos Of Your Shack – New Display At RSGB National Radio Centre At Bletchley Park
  4. NASA Help Wanted: Telescope Optional
  5. Audio Engineering Society to Receive Technical GRAMMY Award
  6. Mystery Antennas Appear In The Mountains Of Utah
  7. Two Ham Radio Bills Introduced in Congress Died Without Action
  8. Radio Relay International Extends Digital Network to Puerto Rico
  9. New Chinese Satellite FO-118 Puts HF Back On Satellites
  10. Winter Field Day 2023 Is Coming Up
  11. ARRL Club Commission Program
  12. World Radiosport Team Championship Sanctioning Committee Accepting Proposals For The 2026 Event
  13. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Releases 2022 National Preparedness Report
  14. COVIDs Continuing Toll On The Ham Radio Community – Mourning Two Radio Amateurs.
  15. Georgia State Parks On the Air Event
  16. The North Coast Contesters Announce Their 29th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner
  17. Sacramento County ARES Drill Turns Into A Real Life Disaster
  18. Worldwide Flora and Fauna KFF Challenge Marathon
  19. Hams In West Bengal Assist In Pilgrimage
  20. Important Amateurs In India Are Now Silent Keys
  21. Young Amateur DX Adventure Group Heading To Curacao
  22. Learning CW Is Featured On The BCC Voices Of CW Educators
  23. With Hot Propagation Conditions Ten Meters Is Welcoming All Amateurs
  24. Bouvet Island DXpedition Update
  25. United States Installing A High Power HF Over The Horizon Radar System On The Island Of Palul
  26. The FCC Votes To Establish A Space Bureau and an Office Of International Affairs
  27. Orlando HamCation Announces It’s 2023 Award Winners

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT answers the question, “How much energy does it take to perform a single Google search?” And he will talk about how pervasive the internet has become in our lifetime.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will take a look at what maintenance you should be doing to your tower and antenna system as we begin the New Year.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will take a look at “What you should be learning”.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Our own amateur radio historian, Bill Continelli, W2XOY returns with another edition of The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill takes us back to the beginnings of the technician class license, and how the early technicians were ostracized from the ham radio community, until they were given full recognitions as true amateurs.
  • 2022 year end Parks On The Air wrap up with Matt Heere, N3MWV.
  • We will have a nostalgic look back at Duga 3, The Russian Woodpecker that was all over the H-F bands in the 80’s, with a talk by Bob Horovitz, which was recorded by RAIN’s Hap Holly, KC9RP, at the 1988 Dayton HamVention.

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