September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1274

Release Date: July 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, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Savacool, K2SAV, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:59:00

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. FCC: FCC Votes To Preserve Some FM6 Or Franken FM Services
  2. ARRL: A Message From ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR – ARRL Raises Dues And Other Changes
  3. AMSAT: EO-88 (Nayif-1) Reenters
  4. AMSAT: Philippine Cubesats Maya-5 and Maya-6 Have Been Deployed
  5. WIA: International Amateur Radio Union Region One Reports 30 Meter Interference
  6. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Transforms into the QSO Today Academy
  7. URE: URE Seeks Community Assistance With URESAT-1
  8. SPACEX: Oops, We Made A Hole: SpaceX Falcon 9 Parties A Bit Too Hard, Punches Through Ionosphere!
  9. FCC: FCC Wants A New On Line Speed Standard. 25 Mbps Down, 3 Mbps Up Isn’t Good Enough Anymore
  10. ARRL: ARRL and NASA Team Up To Help Teachers
  11. ARRL: Hurricane Watch Net Seeks Bilingual Net Control Operators
  12. ARRL: The San Max Patronal Celebration 2023 Will Take Place On August 1 – 31
  13. ARRL: New Jersey QRP Club Will Hold Their 12th Annual Skeeter Hunt On August 27, 2023
  14. Repeat Activation On Rockall Is Canceled By Current Dangerous Conditions
  15. Amateurs Call To Help Restore Flood Damaged Emilia-Romagna In Northern Italy
  16. Indian Antarctic Expedition Is In Search For A Communications Radio Operator
  17. Churches and Chapels On The Air Takes A Strong Foothold In The United States
  18. You Can Now Take Flight As A CW Operating Radio Bumblebee
  19. The Frontiers Of Flight Museums Moon Day Will Highlight Amateur Radio
  20. Florida Summits On The Air Activation Pays A Special Tribute
  21. FCC: FCC Pirate Radio Sweeps Turn to Miami
  22. 2023 Field Day score filing reminder from league headquarters
  23. Up coming Conventions and Contests of interest.
  24. AMSAT: AMSAT Board of Directors Voting Is Now Underway
  25. FCC: For The First Time, Free OTA TV To Be Delivered Via 5G Thanks To Testing Approval From The FCC
  26. ARRL: ARRL CEO David Minster NA2AA Is Interviewed On A New W1DED YouTube Video
  27. ARRL: FCC Posts New Job Openings For Field Engineers
  28. RSGB: RSGN In The UK Produces A New Video Explaining Sweeping Changes To Amateur Radio
  29. WIA: Amateurs In Australia Are In Store For A Few Upcoming Band Changes
  30. A Popular Electronics Retailer In Southern California Is Posied To Close

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, says that if you suffer from bad internet, it just might be your router..He will cover how to fix the problem.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, takes a close up look at water-proofing coax connections.
  • The Shortwave Modernization Coalition has filed a petition with the FCC to advance the experimental service licensees (part five users) to the status of part 90 commercial users. For some answers and clarification we turned to Benn Kobb, AK4AV. Part One of the interview (Courtesy The Rain Report)
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will attepmt to answer the question, “Is Morse Really Built Around The Most Popular Letters In The English Language”
  • We will join Bill Salyers, AJ8B in the DX Corner as he takes a close up look the world of DX, DXpeditions and upcoming contests.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. Bill returns to begin his series, The Anicent Amateur Archives, this week, Bill continues his look at the very early days of radio taking us back to Monday April 15th, 1912, and the radio regulations that came out from the Titanic disaster.

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