February 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1256

Release Date: March 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, 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: 1:29:01

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1256

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Arkansas CubeSat Launched Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9, a Mission to the International Space Station
  2. RadioGPT Can Talk. It Can Do Instant Research. It Can Take Phone Calls and Interact, and It Is Now On The Air
  3. AMSAT at Dayton Hamvention – Call for Volunteers
  4. NASA Awards $3.8 Million To Museums, Science Centers, and Other Educational Institutions
  5. What Time Is It On The Moon?
  6. New ARRL Club Development Program Launched
  7. ARRL Volunteers On The Air Update
  8. York County Amateur Radio Society Youth Engagement Team Hosts Providence High School NJROTC
  9. New York Tryon Amateur Radio Club Celebrates 50 Years
  10. ARRL Club Commission Program Promotion for 2023 / Apply To Have Your Hamfest or Convention Sanctioned
  11. Amateur Radio Included in FEMA Guide for National Emergency Preparedness
  12. Connecticut Governor Proclaims April 16 – 22 Amateur Radio Recognition Week
  13. Amateurs In IARU Region One Are Being Asked To Envision The Future Of Amateur Radio
  14. Hackers Disrupt Russian Radio Networks
  15. UPDATE: Automakers Say No To U.S. Senators Letter About Keeping AM Radio In Cars
  16. Astronomers Mark The 10th Anniversary Of ALMA, The Worlds Largest Radio Telescope
  17. New Chief Named For Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System – MARS
  18. Amateurs Operate Eight Special Event Stations For World Autism Acceptance Week
  19. Georgia State Parks On The Air Will Be Held April 1 – 2, 2023
  20. Calvert Amateur Radio Association Participated In The 10th Annual Science and Engineering Expo
  21. FCC Looks For Guidelines To Add A Satellite Option For Cell Phones
  22. A Major Repeater In Southern Oklahoma Is Destroyed By Fire
  23. International Space Station Astronaut Sharing Experience Through A New Website
  24. Scientists Discover Mysterious Radio Signal Coming From The Sun
  25. You Can Take A Virtual Trip To The Bouvet Island DxPedition
  26. Young Australian Amateur At The Peak Of His Glory
  27. Rule Changes Are Announced For Field Day 2023
  28. Upcoming Contests, Conventions and HamFests

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will discuss all of bandwidth capacity we have across the country that is not being used. Its called Dark Fiber. He will also look at bandwidth caps, and splicing fiber optic cable, after a fiber cable was cut outside his studio.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss what you should know before agreeing to climb for other amateurs.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB,will answer the question “What exactly is a Negative Signal To Noise Ratio?”
  • 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 World War Two era and looks at the FCC’s General Order 87. And he will look at what life was like for amateurs who were ordered off the air for the period of the war. And looks at something called WERS .. The War Emergency Radio Service.

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