September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1276

Release Date: August 12, 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, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:10:51

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. FCC: FCC Launches Technical Inquiry Into Using AI and Other Tools to Manage Spectrum
  2. Would We Recognize Extraterrestrial Technology If We Saw It?
  3. AMSAT: AMSAT At Huntsville Hamfest August 19-20, 2023
  4. AMSAT: International Amateur Radio Union Coordinates Two Digipeating Satellites
  5. AMSAT: SpaceX Launches Worlds Heaviest Communications Satellite
  6. NASA: NASA Successfully Reestablishes Communications With Voyager 2
  7. WIA: International Amateur Radio Union Region One Interference Report
  8. NRAO First Wave Completed 20 Weeks of Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Learners
  9. FCC: FCC Declines Request to Extend Comment Period on Shortwave Modernization Petition
  10. NASA: NASA Will Fund 5 Science Experiments For Great North American Solar Eclipse
  11. ARRL: ARRL Video Helps Members Navigate Digital Magazines
  12. ARRL: Looking For A New Job? The FCC Is Recruiting Field Agents
  13. ARRL: National Sunflower Day Is August 15, 2023, The ARRL Kansas Section Will Be Hosting A Sunflower Net
  14. ARRL: The New England Amateur Radio Festival, NEAR-Fest, Will Be Held On October 13 – 14, 2023
  15. ARRL: The 3rd Annual Masonic Lodges On The Air (MLotA)
  16. Former Director Of Engineering For Hubbard Communications and Long Time Radio Engineer Ron Kazda SK
  17. SpaceX Rocket Tears A Hole In The Ionosphere Again
  18. New Jersey Club Revives The QRP Club
  19. Hurricane Watch Net Is Seeking Bilingual Control Operators
  20. RSGB Hosts Amateur Television Now On Permanent Display At Bletchley Park
  21. The African Telecommunications Union And The IARU Expand Amateur Radio Use During Emergencies
  22. Spain’s PocketQube Satellite Experiences Satellite Issues
  23. AMSAT: US Air Force Research Laboratory presents its annual Hack-A-Satellite Competition
  24. NEWS: Forging Taiwan’s civil defense with amateur radio
  25. ARRL: Amateur Radio Operators have an opportunity to take part in a new HAARP experiment
  26. ARRL: National Lighthouse Day 2023 and National Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
  27. Upcoming Conventions, HamFests and Contest Listing from the ARRL
    28: ARRL: ARRL Latest Board Meeting Minutes and Annual Report have been published

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT will be here to talk about shared computing programs like SETI and Folding At Home, and he will look at why some Internet Service Providers utilize data caps
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss a few important climbing tips for beginner climbers.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will attempt to answer the question How Fast Is Morse?
  • The DX Corner with Bill Salyers, AJ8B with news on DXpeditions, DX, upcoming contests and more.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. This week, Bill climbs aboard The Wayback Machine and takes us to the year 1912 to see what early amateur radio was like, and to witness the formation of The American Radio Relay League.
  • SPECIAL: The Rain Hamcast will present a special flashback, a talk entitled My Early Days as A Ham voiced by Dick Helton/W9CTY, for years a familiar voice on Chicago WBBM News Radio 78. This talk was delivered before the North Short Radio Club in Highland Park, Illinois.

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