September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1277

Release Date: August 19, 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, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Marvin Turner, W0MET, William Savacoll, K2SAV, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:18:12

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. ARRL: Devastating Hawaii Wildfires Prompt Response From Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  2. RSGB: Radio Society of Great Britain Intruder Watch Service Volunteers Needed
  3. AMSAT: AM1SAT Satellite Contest Coming Up In September 2023
  4. AMSAT: SpaceX Crew 8 Mission To Include Three U.S. Radio Amateurs
  5. AMSAT: Russia Reignites Its Moon Exploration Program, As Does India
  6. WIA: Pakistan Building Massive Antenna To Launch Digital Radio Mondiale
  7. WIA: Meta Begins Blocking News Content On Its Platforms In Canada
  8. FEMA: FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test For Early October
  9. FCC: The FCC Is Looking For Its Next Generation Of Attorneys
  10. FCC: FCC Urges Congress To Restore Spectrum Auction Power
  11. ARRL: The 2023 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test — Emergency Preparedness Takes The Spotlight
  12. ARRL: STEM In Action: Youth On The Air Campers Contact The International Space Station
  13. ARRL: Amateur Radio Operator Contacts NASA Spacecraft
  14. ARRL: Iconic Ohio Electronics Surplus Store To Close
  15. International Lighthouse And Lightship Weekend
  16. Amateurs Are Needed For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse QSO Parties
  17. Hams In The United Kingdom Tune Into A Meteor Beacon On CW
  18. Liquid Metal Battery Ready To Appear On The Open Market
  19. Indian Independence Day Is Marked By A Full Day Of Amateur Radio Operations
  20. The Patron Saint Of Amateur Radio Remembered
  21. New York & Texas amateurs to activate missile silos
  22. Upcoming Contests, Conventions and Ham Fests
  23. Maui communications status update from the FCC
  24. FCC: FCC launches technical inquiry into using Artificial Intelligence and other state of the art tools
  25. AMSAT: International Amateur Radio Union coordinates two digipeating satellites
  26. FCC: FCC declines to extend the comment period on the Shortwave Modernization Part 90 proposal
  27. NASA: NASA will fund five science experiments for the upcoming Great American Solar Eclipse
  28. ARRL: New ARRL video will help members navigate digital magazines
  29. IARU: The African Telecommunications Union and the IARU expand amateur radio use during emergencies
  30. ARRL: ARRL Board of Directors meeting minutes and the ARRL Annual Report are published

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will be here to discuss slide rules, and securing your I-O-T, or Internet of Things devices
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss the best methods for supporting coax on long runs, and best way to haul the coax up the tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will be jumping into the unknown this week.
  • 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 takes us back to the end of World War One. When amateurs returned home they found all licenses had been cancelled and there were bills before Congress to remove amateurs from the bands.
  • Courtesy of The RAIN Hamcast interviewing Ben Kob, AK4AV – Part 2 of his talk with Hap Holly KC9RP concerning AM radio in cars and the upcoming LPFM filing window.

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