March 26, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1252

Release Date: February 25, 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, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Will Rogers, K5WLR,
Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:47:49

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. SPECIAL FEATURE STORY: Could AI-Fueled Amateur Radio Rebuild Loran-C? – PART ONE
  2. SPECIAL FEATURE STORY: Could AI-Fueled Amateur Radio Rebuild Loran-C? – PART TWO
  3. FT8CN A New Free Android App
  4. Balloon Experimenters Worry About Reactions In Current Environment
  5. Call For ARISS Contact Proposals
  6. Tips for Maintaining Your House or Shack Generator
  7. Amateur Radio Operators and Their Role With Sled Dog Safety
  8. Amateurs Roles In Turkey/Syrian Earthquake Response The Focus Of BBC Report
  9. Amateurs Activate To Provide Communications As Cyclone Hits New Zealand
  10. Call For Volunteer Engineers Issued By AMSAT North America
  11. Autism Awareness Event Issues Call For Operators
  12. Lighthouse Weekend Supported By Amateurs in Puerto Rico
  13. Calvert County Maryland Radio Association Upgrades Its Repeater System
  14. Australian Amateur Honored For Copying Final Signals From FalconSat 3
  15. 2022 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award Recipient Selected
  16. W8LT – A History of Amateur Radio at Ohio State University
  17. World Amateur Radio Day Theme: Human Security For All
  18. ARRL Welcomes Kevin Beal, K8EAL, As The Director of Development
  19. New Radio Society of Great Britain Youth Champion Appointed
  20. Amazon Gets Key FCC Approval For More Than 3,000 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Broadband Satellite
  21. Radio Society of Great Britian Board Chair and Company Secretary Resign
  22. Anatel Brazil Publishes Amended Frequency Plan
  23. Crew-6 Launch Slips As Progress Leak Investigation Continues
  24. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Adds Exploring the Future of Amateur Radio Balloons Seminar
  25. A Linux Distro For All Your Ham Radio Needs – KB1OIQ – Andy’s Ham Radio Linux
  26. Upcoming Conventions, Hamfests, and a select on the air contest listings
  27. NASA announces the winners of the 2022 Annual Space Applications Challenge
  28. International Amateur Radio Union holds its first 2023 meeting to prepare for the upcoming World Radio Conference
  29. The ARRL Volunteers On The Air (VOTA) operations continue on the air at a brisk pace
  30. The ARRL VEC releases the General Class Element 3 Errata

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will discuss what he calls the iGen generation, and will explain why you, yes you, should have a blog, a web site, and a U-R-L with your call sign.
  • 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 for hauling cargo up the tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will explain some of those special amateur radio ABC’s.
  • 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 us back to the early 1970’s for a look at how amateur radio was utilized to organize college student protests to the Vietnam War nation wide with the advent of The Student Information Network on the HF bands.

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