May 27, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1253

Release Date: March 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, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, 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. AMSAT Engineering Is Recruiting Volunteers For An RF and Mechanical Engineers
  2. Australian Hams Plan Commemorative Event
  3. 2023 Hamvention Awards Announced
  4. Schools Set to Talk with Astronauts via Amateur Radio
  5. Radio Merit Badge Sees Biggest Gain in Scouting
  6. ARRL International DX Contest Log Upgrades Are Now Available For HamDash
  7. The Phone Portion Of The ARRL International DX Contest Runs March 4 – 5, 2023
  8. Massive Solar Flare Causes Radio Blackout Over United States
  9. ARDC – Tap Your Rich Uncle To Fund Your Amateur Radio Dreams
  10. Former FEMA Execs Push To Save AM Radio in Electric Vehicles
  11. Island Nations Receive Donated Radio Systems For Emergency Response
  12. HamSci Recruiting Amateur Radio Volunteers
  13. International Space Station Activates Sensors To Study The Ionosphere
  14. FCC Chief Engineer Ray Spence, W4QAW, Silent Key
  15. 40 Meter Net In India Now Available As A Live Internet Stream
  16. New 48 Hour Contest Announced By Parks On The Air
  17. Hackers Disrupt Broadcast Radio Networks In Russia
  18. Cobra Adds FM To Its Line Of 11 Meter Transceivers
  19. CQ Contest Hall of Fame Nominations Sought
  20. FT8CN is a new app for Android devices to decode FT8
  21. Amateur Radio Balloonists are worried about reactions
  22. ARISS issues a want for 2024 school contact proposals
  23. Amateur Radio’s role in the wake of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria are topic of special BBC Report
  24. 2022 Roanoke Division ARRL Service Award recipient is announced
  25. W8LT – A history of amateur radio on the campus of Ohio State University
  26. The theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2023 is Human Security For All
  27. The ARRL welcomes Kevin Beal K8EAL as its new Director of Development
  28. The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo adds Exploring The Future of Amateur Radio Balloons seminar
  29. A linux distribution is available exclusively written for amateurs

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • With all the bad weather happening across the country lately, Our technology reporter, Rich Demuro, has taken the guesswork out of selecting the best weather applications for your portable device, as he reviews some of the best weather apps that are available now.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will have all the information you need to know to successfully work on tower sidearms.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer that nagging questions all amateurs have: “Are all spiky antennas the same?”
  • 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 in time for a look at what life was like for the amateur radio operator in the early and mid 1930’s.

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