December 1, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1286

Release Date: October 21, 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 Height, NZ8D, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:09:40

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. The End Of The Long Dash: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC Stops Broadcasting Official Time Signal
  2. AMSAT: Estonia’s ESTCube-2 Digipeater In Orbit
  3. NASA: NASA Announces Sun Is Losing Its Magnetic Poles
  4. WIA: France Receives iPhone OS Updates Due To High Radiation Issue
  5. WIA: Hams To Celebrate Military 75th Anniversary
  6. The Arrival Of 5G Over The Air Broadcast Signals Is Secured – Over The Air To Your Phone
  7. ARDC: Amateur Radio Digital Communications Seeking Volunteers For 2024 Committees
  8. FCC: FCC Pushes ‘Facts’ for Title II Net Neutrality Redux
  9. FCC: FCC Confirms Record Breaking $2.3 Million Fine Against NYC Pirate Radio
  10. GigaParts To Open 55,000 Square Foot Technology Superstore In Huntsville, Alabama
  11. ARRL: HAMCHESS: Using Amateur Radio To Play Chess
  12. ARRL: 2023 Chicago Marathon Supported By Amateur Radio
  13. ARRL: A POTA/Parks On The Air Book For Park Activators And Hunters
  14. ARRL: World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, Will Transmit A Peace Message
  15. ARRL: United States Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Will Be Celebrating 75 Years
  16. Australian Public Broadcaster Marks 100 Years On The Air
  17. Ham Radio University Announces Its Return To In Person Sessions
  18. Amateurs Around The World Get On The Air For Solar Eclipse QSO Party
  19. Amateurs Show Concern About Shortwave Proposal
  20. Teletext in Ireland, Another Broadcasting Leftover Bites The Dust
  21. Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricanes Tammy and Norma
  22. ARRL: Upcoming Contests, Conventions and Ham Fests
  23. Monthly Volunteer Monitoring Report
  24. ARRL: ARRL Urges Comments To The FCC On The Proposed Changes To The Sixty Meter Band
  25. ARRL: JOTA/Jamboree On The Air Is October 20th Through October 22nd
  26. ARRL: York County Amateur Radio Society Receives ARDC Project Grant
  27. WRTC: World RadioSport Team Championship Announces Changes In Qualifying Criteria
  28. ARRL: ARRL Launches The National Traffic System NewsLetter

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will take a close-up look at your modem and router settings
  • 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 presents part two of his new series on taking amateur radio with you on a long trip onboard a train.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, tries to answer the question How Much Does Your Coax and Antenna Matter?
  • The DX Corner with Bill Salyers, AJ8B with news on DXpeditions, DX, upcoming contests and more.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from K7RA and the ARRL
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. This week, Bill sets the Wayback Machine for November 22, 1967, the date the FCC first presented Incentive Punishment…we mean Incentive Licensing. And how amateurs and the ham industry reacted to the proposal.
  • Courtesy of The RAIN HamCast, we will listen to a HamVention talk given by CBS Television Engineer Frosty Oden N6ENV on mountain top repeater operation and linking.

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