May 27, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1284

Release Date: October 7, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Terry Saunders, N1KIN, George, W2XBS and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:53:08

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: Twiggs/Pugh Planning 30 ThinSat Launch For Schools
  2. WIA: WRTC 2026 Becomes An RSGB Affiliated Special Interest Group
  3. WIA: Who Listens To The Radio? Countries Authorize DRM Broadcasting
  4. Air Force Seeks To Explore Terahertz Radio — One Of The Last Frontiers In Military RF Communications
  5. ARRL: Comment Deadlines Set On Proposed 60 Meter Band Changes
  6. ARRL: ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications For Grants In October
  7. FCC: FCC Remains Full With Carr and Starks Re-confirmations
  8. FCC: Turns Out The Government Can Fine You For Trashing Space
  9. ARRL: ARRL Launches The NTS (National Traffic System) Monthly Newsletter
  10. ARRL: WestFest STEM Event Offers Hands On Experience
  11. ARRL: Ham Radio Day At The Venice Public Library in Florida
  12. World Wide Flora and Fauna Memorial Event Honors Serbian Ham Pioneer
  13. New Amateur At Age 10 Picks Up The Reigns Of A Weekly Two Meter Net
  14. 75th Anniversary Will Be Celebrated By US Military Radio Operators
  15. Wisconsin Radio Club Successfully Restores Their Repeater
  16. ARDC: Multimode Digital Voice Project Has A New Software Upgrade In The Works
  17. ACMA: New Five Year Spectrum Forecast Is Released By Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)
  18. FCC: FCC Issue Citations For Harmful Interference Traced to Surveillance Cameras
  19. FCC: Current FCC Pitches Net Neutrality As A Public Safety Measure
  20. Amateurs across the US prepare and execute the annual Simulated Emergency Test
  21. Upcoming Contests, Conventions, and HamFests
  22. ARRL: The Solar Eclipse QSO Party Seeks Amateurs and Radio Enthusiasts For Global Experiments
  23. ARRL: Students are wanted to talk to astronauts onboard the International Space Station during 2024
  24. ARRL: The Intrepid DX Group has announced their 4th annual Youth Dream Rig Essay Contest
  25. FCC: The FCC is looking to open the 6 Gigahertz band to Very Low Power (VLP) Devices

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk a little more about net neutrality, and how Elon Musk is very worried about Artificial Intelligence..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will discuss one of his favorite topics and that is How To Successfully Waterproof Coax Connections On Your Tower.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about “All The Power In The Observable Universe In Milliwatts”
  • 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 Ancient Amateur Archives – This week Bill concludes his in depth look at the VHF Frequency Allocation Battles of the mid-1940s, and how they resulted in the allocations we still enjoy today.
  • RAIN: In observance of the upcoming solar eclipses, we have an interview with Matt Hickman AF5FM, trustee of what is one of the first solar-powered UHF repeaters in Mississippi.

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