April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1260

Release Date: April 22, 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, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, William Savocool, K2SAV, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:27:54

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1260

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. SpaceX Falcon 9 Carries INSPIRE-Sat7 Into Orbit
  2. Tucson Amateur Packet Radio and AMSAT HamVention Banquet To Be Held May 19th
  3. Longwave 252 Comes To A Close
  4. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Is Hiring A Communications Manager
  5. HamStudy.Org Presents Fast and Easy Testing For Amateur Radio Licensing and Upgrades
  6. SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites May Be the Reason Aliens Find Out Humans Exist
  7. National Telecommunications and Information Administration On Upcoming WRC-23 Says Use It Or Lose It
  8. ARRL Club Commission Program Update
  9. ARRL Club Development Webinar Series Update
  10. FCC and National Association of Broadcasters to Collaborate On Completing The Transition To ATSC 3.0
  11. ARDC Grants Allows Youth on the Air Americas to Expand Camp Programs
  12. Homeowner/Amateur Enthusiast Refuses To Take Down Alien Antennas and Instead Adds More
  13. ARRL Ohio Section ARES NVIS/Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Antenna Day
  14. Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Test
  15. 2023 Online Ham Bootcamp Is Coming Up
  16. Doctor Ulrich Rohde Receives IEEE Award
  17. Earth-Moon-Earth – Pandemic and Patience
  18. The National Council of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators Releases General Class Errata
  19. ARRL Life Member Richard L. King, K5NA, SK – WRTC Champions Withdraw From Competition
  20. NASA Recruits NOKIA To Help Build A Wireless Network On The Moon
  21. Improving Satellite Management Gets A New Commitment From The FCC
  22. Course In Learning How To Learn CW Offered
  23. Solar Cycle 25 May Peak Early According To Scientists
  24. Amateurs In Hungary Request Input On Its Latest Survey
  25. Amateur Radio Software Award Committee Announces 2023 Award Winner – GridTracker
  26. VE3LYC Is Preparing To Activate Fiji On DxPedition
  27. National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting Open During 2023 Dayton HamVention
  28. FT8 Digital Mode Club creates FT4 Club with new awards available
  29. Upcoming On The Air Contests, Conventions, and Hamfests

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will answer the question, is it safe to buy third-party lithium-ion batteries, and will attempt to describe Public Key Cryptography.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, continues with part two of his four-part series on writing a successful public service announcement to promote your clubs upcoming event or hamfest, and actually get it on broadcast radio.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will address what he calls “The Antenna System”.
  • 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 days when amateurs had to monitor 640/1240 kilocycles for Conelrad. Just what was Conelrad? Bill will have the answers.

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