September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1266

Release Date: June 3, 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, Don Hulick. K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, William Savacool, K2SAV, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:58:02

Trending headlines in this weeks bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

  1. ARRL Section Manager Update: Austin Elected, Bigley Re-elected, Gendron Appointed
  2. FCC Delays Implementation of New Emergency Alert System Requirements
  3. Northern California DX Foundation To Offer $100k For Solutions To Deliberate QRM
  4. New SO-50 Distance Record / New Korean CubeSats Launched
  5. Ham Operator Faces Major Fine For Disruptions To Western Amateur Radio Friendship Association Net
  6. ARRL Elected To Serve On SAFECOM
  7. Gear Up For 2023 ARRL Field Day
  8. Museum Ships On The Air Weekend
  9. Amateur Radio At The 2023 Area Wide Ripley Rendezvous
  10. He Touched So Many Lives – Chip Margelli, K7JA (SK)
  11. ARRL Hudson Division has New Vice Director
  12. ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications For Grants In June
  13. Two Contrasting Web Articles About Amateur Radio Are Going Viral This Week
  14. Volunteer Amateurs Sought For The Hurricane Watch Net
  15. Scientists Detect Radio Waves Coming From A SuperNova
  16. DXpedition On Rockall In The North Atlantic Is Activated
  17. Amateurs In Belgium Get Access To The 8 Meter Band
  18. New Editor Is Sought For Radio Society of Great Britian Publication
  19. International Space Station Astronauts Have A QSO With Hospitalized Children
  20. New Web Site Will Consolidate Ham Clubs News Around The World
  21. Upcoming Contests, Conventions and Ham Fests
  22. ARRL and Federal Emergency Management Agency sign a new Memorandum of Understanding
  23. Marconi’s yacht will be the site of an upcoming Special Event Station
  24. United Kingdom regulator is considering licensing eLoran licenses
  25. Australian Maritime College severs its relationship with the ACMA for amateur radio licensing

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, says that the future is actually here, it is just not evenly distributed. And he will talk about how he believes antivirus programs are not needed any longer.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will tell us how to properly waterproof coax connectors, and will introduce us to coax seal.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will introduce us to a really nice Linux based contest logging program.
  • 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 begins his latest series looking at amateur radios Fallen Flags. He starts this week with The National Radio Corporation.
  • We will have an interview with the man behind the curtain at the KQ2H 10 Meter repeater in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, Alex Muzyka. Courtesy of The Rain Report.

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