April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1259

Release Date: April 15, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR,
Bill (Savo) Savacool, K2SAV, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:26:51

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1259

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. UPDATE: NASA Selects Three Amateurs For Artemis Moon Mission
  2. 14th Annual Tucson Amateur Packet Radio and AMSAT Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation Banquet Scheduled
  3. Russia’s New Mystery Shortwave Station
  4. Federal Communications Commission Formally Launches Space Bureau
  5. World Amateur Radio Day Special Event Coming Up April 18th, 2023
  6. National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting Open During 2023 Dayton Hamvention
  7. Amateur Radio Software Award Announces 2023 Award Winner
  8. 2023 Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers Announce Eastern Conference
  9. The ARRL Rookie Roundup This Weekend
  10. FT8 Digital Mode Club Creates FT4 Club With New Awards
  11. Astronomers Discover New ExoPlanet Via Radio Waves
  12. New Space Record Is Set By An Astronaut Aboard The International Space Station
  13. Australian Ham Gives Amateur Radio A Ride
  14. Revived Western Electric Factory Takes On Making A Vacuum Tube Comeback In The United States
  15. Radio Society of Great Britain Seeks A Technical Director For RadCom Magazine
  16. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, (AZ-08), attended the DeVry Hamfest in Phoenix, Arizona
  17. Upcoming contests, conventions and hamfest listings
  18. Scientist Is Honored For Emergency Preparatory Work
  19. ARRL Welcomes Sierra Harrop, W5DX, as Public Relations and Outreach Manager
  20. Ria Jairam, N2RJ, Joins Amateur Radio Digital Communications Board Of Directors
  21. Federal Communications Commission Adopts New Equipment Authorization Testing Standards
  22. Hamvention 2023 Is Getting Ready
  23. Time To Make Preparations For Field Day 2023
  24. Radio Amateurs of Canada Get On The Air On World Amateur Radio Day Special Event Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  25. SpaceX Asks FCC For 30,000 Extra Satellites

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will tell us how to use MoCa (Multimedia Over Coax) and PowerLine Network Adaptors to circumvent a busy wi-fi network, and he will tell us that Apple is now making it’s own chips for its new line of desktop computers.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, begins a timely four part series on how to write a public service announcement to publicise your upcoming hamfest on broadcast radio.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question How Much Antenna Is Enough?
  • 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 1962 when everyone was listening to the first OSCAR or Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio satellite say Hi! The ham population continues to grow as the FCC is running out of call signs and proposes the first license fees, and declares that the Technician License is not a stepping stone to the next class off license.

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