May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1285

Release Date: October 14, 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, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, William Savacool, K2SAV, Marvin Turner, W0MET, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:02:28

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download:

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  2. ARRL: ARRL Urges Comments to FCC On 60-Meter Band
  3. ARRL: Local Amateur Community Rallies To Support Collegiate Club For QSO Party
  4. ARRL: Jamboree On The Air Is On October 20th Through The 22nd, 2023
  5. ARRL: 2023 ARRL Online Auction Is Ready To Go!!!
  6. ARRL: Collegiate Amateur Radio Clubs Tune In To Chess Tournaments
  7. ARRL: Radio Society of Great Britain Is Offering A Live Stream Of Their 2023 Convention
  8. ARRL: York County Amateur Radio Society Receives ARDC Project Grant
  9. ARRL: Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon Needs Experienced Amateur Radio Operators
  10. Amateurs In India Help Transport People Stranded By Floods
  11. Finding Missing Persons Is Top Issue For Israeli Amateurs
  12. Amateurs Along A Historic Scenic Byway Have A Peak Experience
  13. A Monster Hit With CW Ops – The Zombie Shuffle
  14. DXpedition At Swains Island Is On The Air
  15. World Radiosport Team Championship Announces Changes In Qualifying Criteria
  16. HamSci conducting experiments this weekend during the solar eclipse
  17. Upcoming contests, conventions and ham fest listings
  18. WIA: Who Listens To The Radio? Countries Authorize DRM Broadcasting
  19. ARRL: Comment Deadlines Set On Proposed 60 Meter Band Changes
  20. ARRL: ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications For Grants In October
  21. FCC: Turns Out The Government Can Fine You For Trashing Space
  22. ARRL: ARRL Launches The NTS (National Traffic System) Monthly Newsletter
  23. New Amateur At Age 10 Picks Up The Reigns Of A Weekly Two Meter Net
  24. ARDC: Multimode Digital Voice Project Has A New Software Upgrade In The Works
  25. FCC: FCC Issue Citations For Harmful Interference Traced to Surveillance Cameras

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, discusses a new type of GPS called “What Three Words”, and talks about “Wear Leveling” on solid state memory devices..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, puts aside his climbing gear and begins a new four part series on taking amateur radio on train trip, as Greg goes “On The Rails”.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will take a look at what he calls “Gadgets On Demand.”
  • 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 to November 15th, 1945, the day amateurs in the US were waiting for. They were finally allowed back on the air as the military vacated the amateur bands.
  • Special Interview with Kay Savetz, K6KJN Curator at the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and Communications, part of the Internet Archive, with Hap Holly, KC9RP from the Rain HamCast.

X: @twiar
RSS News:
Automated: (Static file, changed weekly)

Visit our website at for program audio, and daily for the latest amateur radio and technology news.

Air This Week in Amateur Radio on your repeater! Built in identification breaks every 10 minutes or less.

This Week in Amateur Radio is heard on the air on nets and repeaters as a bulletin service all across North America, and all around the world on amateur radio repeater systems, weekends on WA0RCR on 1860 (160 Meters), and more.

This Week in Amateur Radio is portable too! The bulletin/news service is available and built for air on local repeaters (check with your local clubs to see if their repeater is carrying the news service) and can be downloaded for air as a weekly podcast to your digital device from just about everywhere. This Week in Amateur Radio is also carried on a number of LPFM stations, so check the low power FM stations in your area.

You can also stream the program to your favorite digital device by visiting our web site Or, just ask Siri, Alexa, or your Google Nest to play This Week in Amateur Radio!

This Week in Amateur Radio is produced by Community Video Associates in upstate New York, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. If you would like to volunteer with us as a news anchor or special segment producer please get in touch with our Executive Producer, George, via email at

Also, please feel free to follow us by joining our popular group on Facebook, and follow our feed on X!

Thanks to for the server space!
Thanks to for the audio space.