February 24, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1257

Release Date: April 1, 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, William Savacool, K2SAV, 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: 1:43:41

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1257

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. Austria Restricts 23 Centimeter Band Operation
  2. NASA Planning To Spend Up To $1 Billion On Space Station Deorbit Module
  3. Is It Possible That SpaceX Has Succeeded In Making Orbital Launches Boring?
  4. ARRL Announces Leadership Changes in the Hudson Division
  5. Amateur Radio Operators Monitor Russian Military Talking About Recovering Downed US Drone
  6. You Don’t Need An Amateur Radio License To Participate In ARDF/Amateur Radio Direction Finding
  7. QSO Today Virtual Ham Exposition Held March 25th & 26th Is A Success
  8. World Amateur Radio Day is April 18th, 2023
  9. Amateur Radio Activity Honors African American Heritage
  10. Orlando HamCation 2023 Attendance Update
  11. ARISS Contact Scheduled For March 31, 2023 Report
  12. Grape Version Two Now Available
  13. ARRL Laboratory Is Looking For New Staff Members
  14. Amateur Radio Operators Often Watch For Meteors
  15. Long Distance Video Gaming Over Amateur Radio
  16. 3D Printed Rocket Makes A Brief Successful Flight Before Crashing
  17. Major Storms In The Southeastern US Bring Out Hams For SKYWARN Nets
  18. Amateurs In India Prepare By Holding Cyclone Drills On The Air
  19. Another Member Of Congress Speaks Up On Keeping AM Radio In New Cars
  20. The Australian Communications and Media Authority Put New Amateur License On Hold
  21. Ofcom UK Approves Temporary Callsign For Upcoming Coronation
  22. Students At Rochester Institute Of Technology Use A Large Metal Sculpture As An Antenna
  23. Amateur Enters Secretary Island For Work and Performs SOTA Activation As Well
  24. ARDC/Amateur Radio Digital Communications Grant Supports University Ham Radio Station
  25. Connecticut Governor Proclaims April 16 – 22 Amateur Radio Recognition Week
  26. Amateurs In IARU Region One Are Being Asked To Envision The Future Of Amateur Radio
  27. New Chief Named For Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System – MARS
  28. Scientists Discover Mysterious Radio Signal Coming From The Sun

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will tell us how to properly secure a WiFi network if you live in an apartment complex or town home situation, and will tell us about how Australia has instituted a news tax for web sites.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss Lock Out / Tag Out, a protocol that is important when you are climbing on any tower, but specifically on a commercial tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, reveals that he is a contester, and is now writing his own contest logging software, and he is looking for input. What capabilities would you like to see in the ultimate contest logging software?
  • 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 post war years of 1945 to 1949. Amateurs were slowly getting back on the air. What was life like for the post war, mid to late 1940’s amateur?

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