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This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1271

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1271

Release Date: July 8, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:01:58

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: AMSAT Announces Candidates for 2023 Board of Directors Election
  2. AMSAT: TX5S DXpedition to Clipperton Island to Include Satellite Operations
  3. AMSAT: Communication Problems on the Moon
  4. AMSAT: European Space Agency Euclid Spacecraft Is Launched
  5. RAC: Paul Coverdale, VE3ICV, RAC Special Advisor, is in Geneva attending the WRC Preparatory Meetings
  6. Easy Modifications For Inexpensive Radios
  7. WIA: HamSCI Selected for NASA Grant Proposal to Support Upcoming Ionospheric Solar Eclipse QSO Parties
  8. ARRL: Call for Nominations for ARRL Director and Vice Director
  9. Technicians – Now Is The Time To Upgrade To General
  10. Dual Championship Weekend Ahead On HF
  11. International Amateur Radio Union Administrative Council Met In Germany
  12. W1VCM Receives Grant For The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum
  13. NASA Announces Targeted Launch Date For The Seventh Rotational Mission/Crew To The Space Station
  14. Morse Code Is Thriving In Amateur Radio 24 Years After Its Last Commercial Use
  15. Input Is Sought By The FCC On Commercial Use Of The HF Spectrum
  16. FCC Will Consider Keeping FM6 (Franken FM) Radio Stations For Low Power Television
  17. Film About Amateur Radio Is Honored In Scotland
  18. Ham Radio HamFest In Friedrichshafen Germany Posts A Gain In Attendance This Year
  19. Amateurs In West Bengal Help Return A Missing Mother To Her Family
  20. Scout Camps On The Air Have New Program Rollout
  21. Prominent Net Participant Asoka Da Silva, 4S5BAK, SK
  22. ARDC Welcomes our new Communications Manager, Rebecca Key – KO4KVG
  23. Ofcom Proposes Multitude of Changes to Licensing Framework
  24. FCC Sets Transmission Path for Next Gen TV Simulcasts, Multicasts, And Has Projected ATSC 1.0 Sunset Date
  25. Harbin Institute of Technology Developing New Lunar Amateur Radio Satellite
  26. New ARRL Section Managers Prepare For New Terms
  27. United States Navy Plans On Upgrading HF Based Radar Systems
  28. Upcoming Conventions and HamFest Listing

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will describe how to best protect yourself when you are on an open wifi network.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • The latest DX and Contesting news with Bill Salyers, AJ8B
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss proper methods for removing a defective rotor from your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, and Foundations of Amateur Radio says that if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask a professional in your local area.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. The Ancient Amateur Archives, this week, Bill begins a two part series on the history of amateur radio repeaters.
  • So just what do the letters IARU mean? IARU is an acronym for the International Amateur Radio Union. At the Dayton Hamvention RAIN’s Hap Holly/KC9RP spoke in the RAIN booth with IARU President, Tim Ellam/VE6SH, who hails from Calgary, Alberta Canada.

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