November 29, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1261

Release Date: April 29, 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, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, 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: 1:57:02

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. FCC Warns Portland Church To Shut Down Pirate FM Operating Under Its Steeple
  2. FCC Adopts New Rules For Satellite System Spectrum Sharing
  3. AMSAT Fox-Plus Progress Report – PART ONE
  4. AMSAT Fox-Plus Progress Report – PART TWO
  5. Houston AMSAT Net Tops 1500 Sessions
  6. Youth On the Air Camp For The Americas Announced
  7. Look What I Found! – Parts Of The Failed Space X Launch Wash Up On Shore
  8. FCC Chief Rosenworcel Says 6G Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
  9. NASA’s International Space Station Communications Disrupted By Argentinian Taxi Driver Radio
  10. ARRL Advocates For Radio Amateurs As FCC Proposes Changes To The 60 Meter Band
  11. New STEM Trailer For All Things Amateur Radio Association
  12. International Marconi Day: National Parks Director Makes QSO
  13. Former Section Manager Of ARRL Northern Florida Section SK
  14. Arizona Club Makes Significant Donation To Local Medical Center In Memory Of Club Member
  15. The ARRL Invites Member Comments On Proposed Dues Increase
  16. Researchers In India Develop A Micro-Supercapacitor
  17. Astronaut From The United Arab Emirates New Educational Program Has First QSO
  18. World Amateur Radio Day Is Celebrated Around The World
  19. New Book Written By NW6V CHris Rutkowski Call The CW Way Of Life
  20. ARRL Field Day supplies are now available
  21. Upcoming HamFests, Contests and Conventions of interest
  22. National Radio Astronomy Observatory Program Looking for Students 18-20 Years Old to Learn About Spectrum
  23. Tucson Amateur Packet Radio and AMSAT HamVention Banquet To Be Held May 19th
  24. Amateur Radio Digital Communications Is Hiring A Communications Manager
  25. HamStudy Dot Org Presents Fast and Easy Testing For Amateur Radio Licensing and Upgrades
  26. National Telecommunications and Information Administration on WRC-23 Says Use It Or Lose It
  27. ARDC Issues A Grant To Youth On The Air Americas To Expand YOTA Camp Expansion
  28. Homeowner/Amateur Enthusiast Argues With His HOA and Refuses To Take Down Antennas, Instead Adds More
  29. National Council of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators Release New General Class Question Pool Errata

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about a recent publication put out by the Oregon FBI office covering recommendations for networking your IOT (Internet of Things) devices.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, presents part three of his four part series on successfully writing and getting a public service announcement on local broadcast radio to promote your clubs hamfest or special event.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will try to answer the question “Why Is Radio Regulated?”
  • 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 early 1950’s when the FCC first proposed the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, and when RACES got confirmed as a temporary authority in 1952. And it’s still with us…
  • Courtesy of RAIN and Eric Guth 4Z1UG, we will have Part One of a Two Part interview with Rich Moseson, W2VU, who is the current editor of CQ Magazine.

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