May 22, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1290

Release Date: November 18, 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, Mike LaMountain, KE2AWY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, William Savacool, K2SAV,George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:53:22

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  2. WIA: Michigan Man Made Racist, Homophobic Slurs In Radio Transmissions To Coast Guard
  3. WIA: ARRL DX Log Archive Now Online
  4. WIA: Special Event Station To Honor Jagadish Chandra Bose
  5. ARRL: ARRL Hails FCC Action To Remove Symbol Rate Restrictions
  6. FCC: FCC Fines Three Pirate Radio Ops More Than $6 Million Dollars In Proposed Fines
  7. ARRL: 2023 ARRL November Sweepstakes Continues
  8. ARRL: The University of Scranton Amateur Radio Club, W3USR, Got A Facelift
  9. ARRL: SKYWARN Recognition Day Is Ready to Go
  10. ARRL: The 16th Annual Santa Net Will Be On Air Between Thanksgiving And Christmas
  11. ARRL: News Shorts – Utah Club Supports Large Race – SETI Institute Granted $200 million From An Amateur
  12. Veterans On Amateur Radio Honor Veterans
  13. United States NTIA Targets Five Bands For Expanded Spectrum Use
  14. Astronauts Drop A Bag Of Tools During Space Walk, It Becomes A Rogue Satellite
  15. Influential YL Bharati Devapullavi Appears In New Movie With Her Radio
  16. Wireless Institute of Australia Celebrates 90th Year In Print With Special Callsign
  17. Eliminating Leap Seconds Is A Proposed Alternative At The Upcoming WRC-23
  18. ARRL: ARRL Announces The Results Of The 2023 ARRL Division Elections
  19. Upcoming Contests and Conventions
  20. ARRL: Changes are announced in the ARRL Pacific Division
  21. ARRL: The first Worked All States Certificate is awarded for the 33 centimeter band
  22. ARRL: The FCC is hiring for its Maryland facility, ARRL is looking for a Senior Lab Engineer

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, says if you find that todays technology is hard for you to use, Leo explains that it is not your fault.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Tower Climbing and Antenna Safety w/Greg Stoddard KF9MP, will have a few general antenna mounting tips for you to try.
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, compares the same antenna in different locations and presents the results.
  • 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 back a few decades to take a look at the Technican Class Licensee and all the regulations they endured.
  • The RAIN Report, we present a flashback to FCC Special Enforcement Council, Riley Hollingsworth K4ZDH who was a household name and viewed by many as the man who brought some much-needed law and order to the U.S. Amateur Radio Service. This soft-spoken FCC bureaucrat brought a lot of respect back to the FCC that was missing during the 90’s. We will hear Riley’s first forum talk at the Dayton Hamvention in back in 1999.

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