May 25, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1289

Release Date: November 11, 2023

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Marvin Turner, W0MET, William Savacool, K2SAV, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Michael Lamontain, KE2AWY, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:54:15

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: AMSAT Member And University Of Louisiana Apply For ELaNa Grant
  2. AMSAT: Delfi-C3 – DO64 Deorbiting Soon
  3. AMSAT: World Radiocommunication Conference To Consider Band Changes
  4. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  5. WIA: HF Beacon CS3B iN Madeira Is Destroyed In A Wildfire
  6. WIA: 26th International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 General Conference
  7. FCC: FCC Commissioner Calls Biden Equity Plan For Internet Control Sweeping, And Unprecedented
  8. FCC: FCC Adopts Improvements To Lifesaving Wireless Emergency Alerts System
  9. ARRL: Changes Announced In The ARRL Pacific Section
  10. ARRL: The First Worked All States Certificate Awarded For The 33 Centimeter Band
  11. ARRL: FCC Hiring For Maryland Facility – ARRL Looking For Senior Lab Engineer
  12. ARRL: Quarter Century Wireless Association Sponsoring The Third Annual W2MM Special Event Station
  13. Launching A Crewed Space Flight Is In The Works For India
  14. UK Bunkers On The Air Special Event Introduces An Advent Calendar Award
  15. German Amateurs Have A New Way To Report Radio Frequency Interference
  16. RSGB Foundation To Subsidize UK Entry Level License Exams
  17. Bruce Kelley 1929 QSO Party Coming Up
  18. UK Essex Activity Week Encourages CW Operation
  19. Straight Key Contest Sponsored By The Straight Key Century Club
  20. Upcoming Conventions and Contests
  21. AMSAT: NASA uploads a software patch to extend the missions of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2
  22. BBC: The BBC World Service has launched a new medium wave service aimed at the people of Gaza
  23. ARRL: The FCC extends the deadline to November 28, 2023 for comments on the proposed 60 meter changes
  24. ARRL: The International Telecommunications Union will hold World Radiocommunication Conference this month
  25. Radio Interference to radio astronomy is aledgely coming from the Starlink Satellite constellation
  26. ARRL: November Volunteer Monitoring Report

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will talk about why your wi-fi at 2.4 Gigahertz doesn’t work like it used to, and that we should cancel that bi-annual time adjustment.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, returns to all things vertical this week and starts out with the basics by taking a look at climbing belts.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB will talk about reciprosity this week.
  • The DX Corner with Bill Salyers, AJ8B with news on DXpeditions, DX, upcoming contests and more.
  • Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
  • Our new amateur radio historian, Will Rogers, K5WLR, will begin his new series entitled “A Century Of Amateur Radio”. This first time out, Will takes The Wayback Machine all the way back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, to take a look at “The Beginings”. The begining of spark, and the very first use of wireless by amateurs.
  • Rain HamCast: We will listen to a talk given at the Dayton HamVention by Bob Heil, K9EID talking about how it was ham radio that led his entire career in audio.

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