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This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1282

Release Date: September 23, 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, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:00:53

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: Results of the 2023 AMSAT Board of Directors Election
  2. AMSAT: 2023 AMSAT Symposium Call for Papers
  3. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  4. WIA: Australia Post Releases New Centenary of Broadcasting Stamps
  5. RSGB: Amateurs In The UK Prepare For A Month Of Activating Bunkers
  6. WIA: Rewinding..The Smith Way
  7. TECH: Wi-Fi 7: The Next Big Leap Or A Whole Lotta Nothing?
  8. FCC: Radio Noise From Satellite Constellations Could Interfere With Astronomers
  9. ARRL: Open Letter From The National Hurricane Center’s WX4NHC Operators
  10. ARRL: Celebrating 50 Years Of The ARRL Foundation
  11. ARRL: Anna Gomez Confirmed As FCC Commissioner
  12. ARRL: Fair Season In The Northeast Puts Ham Radio On Exhibition
  13. ARRL: ARRL Was Represented At The 2023 National Championship Air Races and Air Show
  14. Emergency Radio Tower Is Proposed By Amateurs In Maine
  15. Emergency Radio Tower Is Proposed By Amateurs In Maine
  16. RCA: Radio Club of America Honors Amateurs
  17. Radio Campout Expands In Wisconsin
  18. Amateurs In Missouri Add AED Defibrillators To Their Emergency Toolkits
  19. Latvian Amateurs Celebrate The Mechanical Key
  20. Come And Get Wyoming Special Event Station Is Up And Running
  21. Upcoming Contest, Conventions and Hamfests
  22. AMSAT: ARISS USA Team Names New Director of Education
  23. AMSAT: Updated AMSAT Tri-Fold Hand Out Brochure Now Available
  24. BIPT: Belgian Amateurs Gain Small Allocation On 40 Megahertz
  25. DLARC: Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications Reaches 90,000 Items
  26. ARRL: 2023 SET Exercise To Test Skills and Emergency Preparedness
  27. ARRL: ARRL Has Announced That Certificates Are Now Available For New Club Level Awards
  28. United States Military Is Eyeing The Possibility Of Using Wideband Above 100 GigaHertz
  29. New Investors Are Interested In Purchasing HamTestOnLine

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT will tell us how old operating systems allow malware on your system, and how millennials have discovered a new to them hack for television…
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will tell you how to have success with tower mounted electronics.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell the story of “Wet and Blue” Adventures with coax cable
  • 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 the Wayback Machine all the way to the late 1940’s for part one of what he calls The VHF Allocation Battle of the 1940’s. Have you Playbills standing by…
  • Did you frequently shop at your local Radio Shack store in the 90s? In August, 1991 7,000 copies of the Fall Radio Shack catalog were mailed out with an ad on page 68 that drew the attention of ham radio enthusiasts worldwide. Here is a RAIN interview with Ed Juge, W5TOO, Former Director of Market Planning for Radio Shack talking about the legendary HTX-202 handheld transceiver. – Part One

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