February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1293

Release Date: December 9, 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, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:41:59

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1293

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. WRC: Discussions On 40 Through 50 MegaHertz Radar Sounders Continues
  2. WRC-23: Week 2 Update / Future Topics
  3. FCC: FCC Modernizes Amateur Radio Service Rules
  4. AMSAT CA: AMSAT Canada Officially Incorporated
  5. ARRL: ARDC and ARRL Announce $2.1 Million For The Next Generation Of Amateur Radio – Part One
  6. ARRL: ARDC and ARRL Announce $2.1 Million For The Next Generation Of Amateur Radio – Part Two
  7. HamSCI: HamSCI Announces Initial Observations From October 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse
  8. FCC: Senators Markey, Blackburn Send Letter To FCC On 12 GigaHertz Proceeding
  9. ARRL: New Amateur Extra Class Question Pool Released Effective July 01, 2024
  10. ARRL: Volunteers On The Air Red Badges On Air Event December 17th, 2023
  11. ARRL: Bandwidth Limits Replace Symbol Rates On The HF Bands, Other Bands Open For Comment
  12. WRC: (ARRL): International Amateur Radio Union and ARRL Attending WRC-23 In Dubai, UAE
  13. ARRL: ARRL Teachers Institute Grad Prepares Students For Ham Radio Contact With Astronaut
  14. ARRL: New Book Celebrates 40 Years of Amateur Radio in Space
  15. FCC: Radio Piracy Warnings Are Issued To Land Owners By The FCC
  16. Free Download Of Irish HAREC Syllabus Is Now Available
  17. New Willy Wonka Movie Celebrated By Special Event Station W0NKA
  18. India’s Cyclone Prone Island Region Gets New Amateur Radio Station
  19. Upcoming ARRL Conventions and Contests of interest
  20. AMSAT At WRC-23: ITU RA-23 Adopts Resolution For Space Spectrum
  21. ARRL RF Safety Committee Develops New Guidelines To Communicate RF Exposure To Your Neighbors
  22. ARRL: Summits On The Air Is Offering A 10 Meter Challenge During 2024
  23. ARRL: National Council of Volunteer Examiners Question Pool Committee Has Removed 2 General Questions
  24. New International Space Station Spotting App Is Released By NASA
  25. Sweden’s Alexandersson Alternator To Transmit A Christmas Message
  26. Monthly Volunteer Monitor Program Report

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, agrees with Elon Musk, in that we should be very afraid of the upcoming Artificial Intelligence systems.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, asks ‘what about promoting the hobby?’
  • 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 in time to take a look at the history of amateur radio repeaters, with Part Two of his special report.

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