November 29, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1248

Release Date: January 28, 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: 1:29:26

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. AMSAT Exhibiting At 2023 HamCation
  2. International Amateur Radio Union Coordinates Two New Satellites
  3. International Space Station Astronaut Frank Rubio Gets A New Seat
  4. University of Arizona Students Prepare To Put Their Own Cubesat Into Space
  5. Lowest And Highest Bands Under The Spotlight In CEPT SE24
  6. North Carolina Station Loses Two Towers To Vandalism
  7. FCC Proposes $504K Fine On Fox For Emergency Alert System Violations
  8. Short Wave Listener Wins Young Scientists Of The Year in Ireland
  9. Missouri S & T Amateur Radio Club To Celebrate 100 Years
  10. Yaesu Transceivers Donated To ARRL To Inspire Visitors and Young Hams
  11. Mobile App Now Available To Navigate 2023 Orlando HamCation
  12. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Welcomes New Committee Members
  13. ARDC Grant Helps In Building Radio Infrastructure in the Rocky Mountains Linking Repeaters In Three States
  14. Amateur Radio Operators Can Sign Up Now To Be A Volunteer For The 2023 Boston Marathon
  15. World Radio Day To Be Celebrated On The Ham Bands
  16. Record Breaking Radio Transmission Is Received At A Radio Telescope In India
  17. KDKA Pittsburgh Wins World Radio Day Award
  18. Students In Switzerland Prepare A Satellite For Launch
  19. New Inflatable Antenna System Will Be In Use On A New CubeSat
  20. Radio Museum (The Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum) Featuring Vintage Equipment Is Reopening In Ireland
  21. AMSAT Is Searching For A New Manager For Its GridMaster Heat Map
  22. DXpedition Boot Camp Registration Is Closing Soon
  23. Bob Ketzell, KB3BIN, ARRL Western Pennsylvania Traffic Manager SK
  24. The Radio Society Of Great Britain Wants Photos Of Your Shack/New Display Now At RSGB National Radio Museum
  25. Mystery Antennas Appear In The Mountains Of Utah
  26. Radio Relay International Extends Its Digital Network Into Puerto Rico
  27. New Chinese Satellite FO-118 Puts The HF Bands Back In Orbit
  28. A Quick Introduction To The ARRL Club Commission Program
  29. Covid Continues To Take Its Toll On The Ham Radio Community – Mourning Two Radio Amateurs
  30. With The Current Hot Propagation Conditions On Ten Meters Is Welcoming All Amateurs
  31. Upcoming Conventions, Hamfests and on the air contests.
  32. Proposals Sought to Host 2026 World Radiosport Team Championship

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our new technology reporter, Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will tell us why the government is recommending that you keep your computers and IoT, or Internet of Things device on seperate networks.
  • 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 the maintenance you should do for your antenna system and tower at the beginning of the year.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will explain the difference between an HT, a Mobile Radio, and a Base radio for your shack.
  • 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 a look at the history behind repeaters. How did they begin?

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