September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1278

Release Date: August 26, 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, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:47:10

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: United States Authorities Warn SpaceX Among Companies Targeted by Espionage Efforts
  2. AMSAT: 2023 AMSAT Symposium Call for Papers
  3. FCC: FCC Announces Plan To Place US Cyber Trust Mark On Devices
  4. ARRL: Tropical Storm Hilary Hits The Southwestern US: Amateur Radio Activates
  5. ARRL: Candidates Named For ARRL Director and Vice Director Elections
  6. ARRL: Amateur Radio Responds To Disasters Across The United States
  7. ARRL: Air Force and Marines Corps Marathons Need Amateur Radio Volunteers
  8. ARRL: The World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners Special Event
  9. Parachute Mobile Ham Sets QSO Record, Unites Community
  10. Emergency AM Radio Stations Set Up in Maui
  11. India Successfully Lands On The Moon
  12. Satellite Hacking Exercise Involves Amateur Radio Operators Won By The Hack-A-Roni Group From Italy
  13. Abandon Pets Are Brought To The Forefront On Amateur Radio
  14. Amateurs Prepare For The First World HEMA Day
  15. Arecibo Is Closing But Is Looking At Various Proposals
  16. RSGB: Radio Society of Great Britain Intruder Watch Service Volunteers Needed
  17. AMSAT: SpaceX Crew 8 Mission To Include Three U.S. Radio Amateurs
  18. WIA: Pakistan Building Massive Antenna To Launch Digital Radio Mondiale
  19. FEMA: FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test For Early October
  20. FCC: The FCC Is Looking For Its Next Generation Of Attorneys
  21. ARRL: The 2023 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test — Emergency Preparedness Takes The Spotlight
  22. ARRL: Iconic Ohio Electronics Surplus Store Fair Radio Sales To Close
  23. FCC: Initiates Rulemaking About Commercial Spectrum Usage for AI and Other Purposes

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, reminisces about radio when he was a kid, and discusses what he calls the new iGeneration.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss what you should do when you perform your pre-winter tower and antenna inspections.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, looks at how he believes that hams should gather data rather than opinions.
  • 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 November 2, 1920 and the role radio station 2XB (later became KDKA) played in what many call the beginnings of the broadcast industry in the United States, and the role amateurs played because, at the time, it was legal for ham to broadcast

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