June 18, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1258

Release Date: April 8, 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, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Bob Donlon, W3BOO,
Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, William Savacool, K2SAV, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:34:17

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. ARRL Welcomes Sierra Harrop, W5DX, as Public Relations and Outreach Manager
  2. The International Space Station Becomes A Time Traveler
  3. Ria Jairam, N2RJ, Joins Amateur Radio Digital Communications Board Of Directors
  4. Ohio’s New Distracted Driver Law Exempts Amateur Radio
  5. Pennsylvania Beaver Valley Amateur Radio Association Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
  6. Federal Communications Commission Adopts New Equipment Authorization Testing Standards
  7. NASA Names Three Hams For Artemis II Moon Mission Crew
  8. Hamvention 2023 Is Getting Ready
  9. Time To Get Ready For Field Day 2023
  10. The Lewis and Clark Trail On The Air Special Event
  11. Canadian Amateurs Can Participate In UK Coronation Of King Charles III
  12. Tornadoes Bring Amateurs In Arkansas On The Air To Pass Traffic
  13. Charity DXpedition To Rockall Island Is Coming Up
  14. Amateurs In The US Mark An Anniversary With A Canadian Ferry
  15. Virgin Orbit Closes Its Satellite Launch Operations
  16. International Telecommunications Union Opens A Office In New Delhi
  17. The Upcoming Eclipse Will Be Observed In Australia Via Radio
  18. Special Event Station To Feature Retired Cosmonaut On The Air
  19. Clipperton Island DXpedition Plans Are Moving Ahead
  20. World Wide Flora and Fauna Special Event To Activate Callsign VKFF
  21. Ford Motor Company Confirms Elimination Of AM Radio Receivers In 2024 Models
  22. Amateur Radio Activity Honors African American Heritage
  23. Radio Amateurs of Canada Get On The Air On World Amateur Radio Day Special Event Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  24. One Man’s Quest to Revive the Great American Vacuum Tube
  25. SpaceX Asks FCC For 30,000 Extra Satellites
  26. Upcoming Contests, Conventions and HamFests
  27. ARRL Announces Leadership Changes In the Hudson Division
  28. World Amateur Radio Day Is Coming Up On April 18th, 2023
  29. The ARRL Laboratory is looking for new staff members and engineers
  30. The ACMA/Australian Communications and Media Authority puts its proposed new amateur license on hold
  31. Ofcom in the United Kingdom approves a temporary callsign for the upcoming Coronation
  32. ARDC/Amateur Radio Digital Communications gives a large grant for a new university amateur radio station

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will get us up to speed by demystifying the alphabet soup regarding the purchasing of a new TV or monitor for your shack.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will stress that you should always have two attachment points to the tower when you climb.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, Onno will describe how he is Lost in Space this week as he talks about the first contacts that amateurs made in space.
  • 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 see what life was like as an amateur in the year 1958. He will take a look at early satellites, how the FCC takes 11 meters away from amateurs and creates Citizen Band, how amateurs were required to monitor Conelrad while on the air, and will look at equipment that debuted in 1958.

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