September 23, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1279

Release Date: September 2, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, William Savacool, K2SAV, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:57:59

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: Cast Your Vote: 2023 AMSAT Board of Directors Election Ending Soon
  2. AMSAT: Chandrayaan-3 Makes Historic Soft Landing On Moon’s South Pole
  3. AMSAT: SpaceX Launches Crew-7 Mission Aboard Crew Dragon Endurance
  4. AMSAT: Teams Hack U.S. Air Force Satellite In Space Cybersecurity Contest
  5. AMSAT: Progress MS-24 Cargo Ship Launched To The International Space Station
  6. ARRL: Hurricane Idalia: FCC Approves ARRL Petition to Aid Emergency Communications
  7. Two Men Held In Custody In Connection With Radio Stop Rail Incidents
  8. NTIA: The Beautiful Complexity Of The United States Radio Spectrum
  9. ARRL: Hurricane Idalia: Amateur Radio Serves Critical Functions
  10. ARRL: ARRL New Jersey Sections Sign Agreement With American Red Cross
  11. ARRL: Former ARRL Oregon Section Manager John Core, KX7YT, SK
  12. ARRL: Changes To The ARRL Oregon Section
  13. ARRL: Handiham Radio Club In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Will Operate A Day In The Park Special Event
  14. RadioShack’s New Owner Plots Old Comeback Strategy
  15. The Australian Communications & Media Authority Invites Amateur Comments On Proposed Licensing Changes
  16. Pan-India Radio Convention Preparations Underway
  17. Summits On The Air Activation In New Zealand Honors Memory Of SOTA Advocate
  18. Two Missile Silos Are Connected By Amateur Radio
  19. Petition To Save BBC Longwave Service Is Launched By Avid Listeners
  20. Hams Are Going Back To School With The QSO Today Academy
  21. National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Long Baseline Array Celebrates 30 Years
  22. Upcoming contests, conventions and national hamfests
  23. ARRL: W1AW celebrates its anniversary
  24. FCC – FCC Announces Plan To Place US Cyber Trust Mark On All Approved Electronic Devices
  25. ARRL – Candidates Named For The ARRL Director and Vice Director Elections
  26. Arecibo Is Closing But Is Looking At Various Proposals To Keep The Facility Open For Research

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will discuss how young people, especially in the UK, are embracing the old vinyl analog technologies and setting up true, old fashion, stereo systems.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will talk about replacing and maintaining the guy wires on your tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will discuss how he has begun to measure Spurious Emissions.
  • 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. Bill travels from 1912 to the mid-twenties when the radio act of 1912 was hopelessly outdated, and the years of anarchy took over the AM broadcast band until Congress approved the new Radio Act of 1925 and created The Federal Radio Commission.

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