July 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1249

Release Date: February 4, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:07:05

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Defunct Satellite and Rocket Stage Nearly Collide in Potential ‘Worst-Case Scenario’
  2. Digital Library of Amateur Radio & Communications Archive Grows to 51,000 Items
  3. National Association of Broadcasters Tells The FCC: The ATSC 3.0 TV Broadcast Transition Is in Peril
  4. Global Harmonization Paves Road To World Radio Conference 2023
  5. Broadcasters and The FCC Are Split Over The Next Steps To Modernize The Emergency Alert System
  6. William Franzin VE4VR Puts OpenAI’s ChatGPT On The Air With A Custom Amateur Radio Interface
  7. Scientists Steer Lightning with A High-Powered Laser
  8. USA Radio Orienteering Championships Set for April 19 – 23, 2023
  9. ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants in February
  10. Leadership Changes In The ARRL Atlantic Division
  11. Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contacts Two U-S Schools
  12. World Radio Day Special Transmission From SAQ Is Scheduled
  13. Virginia QSO Party and Virginia’s Volunteers On the Air Activation
  14. Louis E. Frenzel Jr., W5LEF, Raymond “Ray” Paul Richard, W4RPR Become Silent Keys
  15. Vietnam War Veteran Honored By American Legion Radio Club
  16. Database Maps Of Piracy Enforcement Actions Debuted By The FCC
  17. Radio Society of Great Britain Shines The Spotlight On Newcomers During Its Construction Contest
  18. Rodney Moag Musician and Educator, W5NDS Becomes A Silent Key
  19. Young Kentucky Amateurs Have Amateur Examination Costs Underwritten By The FCC
  20. Maritime Operating Is Subject Of Upcoming Symposium
  21. Connacht Regional News Magazine Marks Its Second Year, And Its Still Free
  22. DXpedition To Vanuatu Moves Its Date To October 2024
  23. Amateur Canadian Astronomer Captured A Dazzling Time Lapse Of The Green Comet
  24. Morse Code Is Making A Comeback In Popular Music
  25. Fade To Black – The SSTV Gear On The Space Station Has Failed
  26. The lowest and highest amateur bands are under the spotlight at CEPT SE 24
  27. Two North Carolina broadcast stations lose their towers to metal and copper thieves
  28. Yaesu transceivers are donated to the ARRL to inspire young hams and visitors to league headquarters
  29. AMSAT is searching for someone to take over its GridMaster Heat Map
  30. DXpedition Boot Camp registration is closing soon
  31. Proposals are sought for hosting World Radio Telecommunications Conference 2026
  32. Upcoming amateur radio conventions and on-air contest highlights.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter, Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about “How Technology is Homogenizing the World”, and The NY Times claims the internet didn’t turn out the way it was originally planned.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will teach us some more antenna and tower vocabulary.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about something unique to the world of RF and that is Free Space Path Loss and Very Small Numbers”
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill will continue with part two of his series on The History of Amateur Radio Repeaters.
  • We will have a talk by legendary amateur, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.. Bob Heil, K9EID, who invents things for Heil Sound. We will hear how amateur radio made his history with rock and roll musicians possible.

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