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This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1251

Release Date: February 18, 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, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:47:01

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. PC CPU Shipments See Steepest Decline in 30 Years
  2. Spy Radio Stations that Still Broadcast Today
  3. Secretly Launched Russian Satellite With Unknown Purpose Breaking Up In Orbit, US Says
  4. AMSAT Engineering Recruiting Volunteers
  5. NASA Announces The Winners of 2022 Annual Space Apps Challenge
  6. Special Event Stations On The Air For The North Carolina QSO Party
  7. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Releases 2022 Annual Report
  8. Bouvet Island DXpedition Wraps Up Operations
  9. International Amateur Radio Union Holds First 2023 Meeting To Prepare For WRC-23
  10. The 6th Annual Amateur Radio Science Citizen Investigation Workshop Is Scheduled
  11. VOTA – The ARRL Volunteers On The Air Operations Continue At A Brisk Pace
  12. The General Class Element 3 Question Pool Errata Has Been Released
  13. Amateurs Need To Be Weather Prepared
  14. The United States Air Force May Have Shot Down An Amateur Radio Pico Balloon Over Canada
  15. 100th Year Marked By The Sydney Amateur Radio Club / Danes Mark Opening Of New Enigma Museum
  16. Pancreatic Cancer Special Event Looking For Amateur Participation
  17. Vintage AM and CW Gear Celebrated In Upcoming Special Event
  18. Special Callsigns Extended For Two More DX Contests By Ofcom In The UK
  19. FCC Creates Room On The FM Broadcast Band For 16 New FM Radio Stations
  20. World Radiosport Team Championship Gets Hotel Bookings Started For Upcoming Competition In Bologna Italy
  21. Mamiro Yoshizawa PY2DM Becomes A Silent Key
  22. National Science Foundation and Amateur Radio Digital Communications Support HamSCI Workshop
  23. Vermont “Ham Con” Convention Is Next Weekend
  24. NASA Asks Ham Radio Operators To Assist With Experiments During Upcoming Eclipses
  25. Upcoming amateur radio conventions, hamfests, and contest highlights
  26. Ham Radio Outlet announces the closing of one of its stores in Southern California
  27. The QSO Today Virtual Ham Exposition ticket sales are now underway

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • A Flashback to a 2007 talk given by then FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, on the topic of amateur radio enforcement and how can make amateur radio a better service for everyone.
  • Our technology reporter Rech DeMuro will discuss and introduce you to Open AI’s ChatGPT, and what it can do for you.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will disc how to build tower antenna mounts from scrap materials you may have around the house, or can easily acquire.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, and Foundations of Amateur Radio will answer the question “Do you really know when the best time is to go on the air?”
  • 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 discusses amateurs reactions to the proposed 1974 dual path to amateur radio licensing, and will look at the proposed Class E Citizens Band that would have taken two megahertz of the 220 band.

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