May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1250

Release Date: February 11, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:36:43

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. AO-95 Satellite Goes QRT
  2. New Satellite Distance Records Are Set
  3. Ham Radio Outlet Is Closing Its San Diego Store
  4. Amateur Radio Active in Turkey and Syria Following Earthquakes
  5. Bouvet Island DXpedition is On the Air!
  6. Amateur Radio Special Event Stations Celebrate the Universe
  7. Registration Open for the 2023 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
  8. Utah Students Talk To An Astronaut On The International Space Station
  9. A Barbados Amateur Radio Operator, Thought To Be Among The World’s Oldest Operator, SK
  10. Amateur Radio On The International Space Station Contacts Two US Schools
  11. Raymond Paul Richard, W4RPR, Orlando HamCation Ticket Chairman SK
  12. $8 Million Dollars In Grants Were Granted By Amateur Radio Digital Communications In 2022
  13. Power Free Wireless System Prototype Developed
  14. Youth On The Air In Hungary Sets The Deadline For Summer Camp Applications
  15. Western Pennsylvania Skywarn Opts For A Surprise In Its Next On Air Drill
  16. Amateurs In India Assist A Lost Man To Return To His Family
  17. A Summits On The Air Celebration Is Planned In South Africa
  18. British Science Week Is Announced – 46th Annual Ham Radio Exhibition In Germany Scheduled
  19. Upcoming contest listings and upcoming hamfests and conventions
  20. Defunct satellite and disposed rocket stage nearly collide in potential worst case scenario
  21. Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications Archive grows to over 51,000 items
  22. William Franzin VE4VP puts OpenAI’s ChatGPT on the air with a custom amateur radio interface
  23. The USA Orienteering Championships are set for April 19th thru the 23rd, 2023
  24. ARRL Foundation is now accepting applications for grants during February
  25. The ARRL Atlantic Division sees leadership changes this month
  26. World Radio Day special transmission from Switzerland’s SAQ alternator is scheduled
  27. The Slow Scan Television system aboard the International Space Station fails. Fade to black.
  28. Amazon receives FCC approval to begin deploying over 3000 LEO satellites for its Kuiper Internet System

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will discuss the new NextGen Television Standard called ATSC 3.0 and also about how Big Tech is changing our lives, and a little about Elon Musk’s new electric truck
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss the best procedures to follow when you have to climb your tower at night.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will discuss the evolution of software in amateur radio.
  • 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 a few differing amateur licensing proposals from the early and mid 1970’s.

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