April 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1288

Release Date: November 4, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Denny Haight, NZ8D, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, William Savocool, K2SAV, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO,George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:06:16

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1288

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: ARISS Announces 40th Anniversary Conference At NASA Kennedy Space Center
  2. AMSAT: NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Receive Software Patch To Extend Their Mission
  3. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  4. WIA: AI-Based Broadcast Radio Weather Service To Cover USA
  5. WIA: World Wide Special Interest Groups Highlights Radio Amateur Young Timers – Youth On The Air
  6. Himachal Pradesh Government Banks On Amateur Radio For Alternate Communication During Emergencies
  7. RSGB: Amateur Exams To Shutdown Over Festive Season
  8. FCC: FCC Grants Waiver For Connected Vehicle Spectrum Access
  9. RSGB: Youngsters on the Air Month Is Coming Up
  10. EVT: Edmund Fitzgerald Anniversary-Special Event Ham Radio Station At Dossin Museum
  11. BBC: BBC World Service To Launch Emergency Shortwave Radio Service For Gaza
  12. ARRL: Amateur Radio Operators Provide Post Hurricane Communications In Mexico
  13. ARRL: Deadline Extended To November 28, 2023 For Sixty Meter Comments
  14. ARRL: Veterans Day 2023 Special Event Stations Announced
  15. ARRL: Great California ShakeOut Drill Reported A Success
  16. ARRL: National Weather Service And NOAA Announce SkyWarn Recognition Day
  17. ARRL: International Telecommunications Union To Hold World Radiocommunication Conference 2023
  18. ARRL: ARRL Foundation Is Accepting Applications For Scholarships Through January 10, 2024
  19. RFI To Radio Telescopes Linked To StarLink Satellites
  20. Chicago Broadcast Legend Bill Crane, W9ZN – SK
  21. Car Accident Victims In New Jersey Are Rescued By Repeater
  22. Germany’s First AM Radio Broadcast Is Honored As DARC Members Pay Tribute
  23. FCC: FCC Seeks Input On Upgrading National Broadband Speeds
  24. November Volunteer Monitoring Report
  25. Upcoming Conventions, Hamfests, and select contests
  26. FCC to vote on removing symbol rate restrictions
  27. Contacts with Russian amateurs on the six meter band is deemed legal
  28. 80 years on the air is celebrated by the Woofferton Shortwave facility in the UK
  29. Shortwave special event is being held by a shortwave station in Taiwan

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will take a look at why most people dislike logging into Captive Portals, and will discuss the rise of password vaults.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety with Greg Stoddard, KF9MP, will conclude his special series on taking your amateur radio gear on a train trip across the country, with operating tips and more.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will talk about noise a little more this week
  • The DX Corner with Bill Salyers, AJ8B with news on DXpeditions, DX, upcoming contests and more.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL and Tad Cook K7RA
  • Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. This week, Bill takes the Wayback Machine across the decades to look at the history of the technician class license.
  • From RAIN, we will listen to Kent Peterson KC0DGY interview Roger Johnson N1RJ of Limington Maine. Roger was suffering from HF interference at his home. When he finally started to do some active direction finding in his neighborhood, he was quite surprised to discover the source of his interference. Roger had quite the story to tell.

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