March 4, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1262

Release Date: May 6, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:59:26

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. 2023 Hamvention Awards Are Announced – PART ONE
  2. 2023 Hamvention Awards Are Announced – PART TWO
  3. DLARC Radio Library Surpasses 75,000 Items of Ham Radio, Shortwave History
  4. National Radio Astronomy Observatory Program Looking for Students 18-20 Years Old to Learn About Spectrum
  5. ARRL Ready To Welcome Attendees At Dayton Hamvention 2023
  6. ARRL Helps Radio Amateurs Comply With New RF Exposure Evaluation Rules
  7. USA Amatuer Radio Direction Finding 2023 Championships Results Are Announced
  8. The Rooster Net: For Whom the Rooster QSOs! For 65 Years!
  9. New York State Citizen Preparedness Corp Offer Training Event
  10. The 2023 New England QSO Party Is On The Air May 6th and 7th, 2023
  11. Australian Communications and Media Authority In Australia Moves Ahead On Starting A New License Class
  12. Maines Plan To Study 5G Worries Amateurs In The State
  13. John Knipping AA9KC From The Freewheelers Net On 80 Meters SK
  14. Amateur Radio Special Event Goes Milling About
  15. Hams In The UK Mark The Anniversary Of The Dam Busters Raid
  16. Smartphones Can Now Connect Users Via Satellite
  17. Amateurs Around The World Prepare For The Armed Forces Day Crossband Test
  18. RAC: Bryan Rawlings VE3QN is inducted into the Radio Amateurs of Canada Hall of Fame
  19. RAC: Weather spotting workshop “Beyond CanWarn and Q&A Event” is coming up soon
  20. The FCC issues a reminder about foreign investment information, foreign ownership of broadcast stations
  21. Upcoming contests, conventions and hamfests
  22. FCC Warns Portland Church To Shut Down Pirate FM Operating Under Its Steeple
  23. AMSAT Fox-Plus Progress Report – PART ONE
  24. AMSAT Fox-Plus Progress Report – PART TWO
  25. Houston AMSAT Net Tops 1500 Sessions
  26. Youth On the Air Camp For The Americas Announced
  27. Look What I Found! – Parts Of The Failed SpaceX Launch Wash Up On Shore
  28. FCC Chief Rosenworcel Says 6G Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
  29. NASA’s International Space Station Communications Disrupted By Argentinian Taxi Driver Radio
  30. ARRL Advocates For Radio Amateurs As FCC Proposes Changes To The 60 Meter Band
  31. International Marconi Day: National Parks Director Makes QSO
  32. The ARRL Invites Member Comments On Proposed Dues Increase

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, takes a nostalgic look back at the early search engines on the internet, and will take a look at how the internet and big tech are both good and bad.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Our Tower Climbing and Antenna master, Greg Stoddard, KF9MP, leaves his climbing gear in the shack to bring us Part Four of his Six part series on writing a successful Public Service Announcement to promote your clubs hamfest or special event on local broadcast radio.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will take a look at “Doing The Same Thing Over and Over”
  • 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 January of 1977, which finds the FCC totally swamped by applications for Citizen Band Licenses which were arriving at the rate of over 500K a month.

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