July 15, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1295 * * EXPANDED ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL EDITION * *

Release Date: December 23, 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, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Michael Lamontain, KE2AWY, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:36:21

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: HADES-D Satellite: Successful Telecommand Response and FM Repeater Tests Ongoing
  2. AMSAT: How the 18th Space Defense Squadron Averts Catastrophe at 17,000 Miles Per Hour
  3. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  4. ARRL: WRC-23 Concludes With Wins For Amateur Radio and Agenda Items Designated For Next Two Events
  5. WRC: Satellite Transmission Power Battle Drags On After WRC-23 Concludes
  6. ARRL: ARRL’s Year of the Volunteers Success Story
  7. ARRL: Volunteers On The Air – Badges on the Air
  8. ARRL: ARRL Straight Key Night 2024
  9. ARRL: YouTube Telethon To Raise Money For ARRL Teachers Institute On Wireless Technology
  10. ARRL: Status of CQ Magazine
  11. ARRL: The Intrepid-DX Group Has Announced The Winners Of The 4th Annual Youth Dream Rig Essay Contest
  12. Amateurs Help LPFM radio station KYNO Get Back On The Air
  13. Ireland’s First Satellite Receives Global Reception Reports
  14. NASA Receives First Ultra-HD Cat Video Via Laser From Space
  15. Campus Of A Technical School In India Becomes Fluent In Emergency Response
  16. Upcoming Digital Conference In Utah Is In Need Of Presenters
  17. Clubs Repeater Evolution Is Captured On New YouTube Video
  18. Trip To Vanuatu Planned By DxPeditioners / Remote Operation Is Added To DxPedition To Bouvet Island
  19. Daniel Lamoureux, VE2KA, Former President Of The Radio Amateurs of Canada, SK
  20. You can make Christmas Contacts with Santa
  21. USI Island Awards
  22. Upcoming Conventions and Contests from the ARRL
  23. AMSAT: A proposal is submitted to the ESA for a Geostationary Microwave amateur radio payload
  24. OFCOM: Ofcom UK nabs an individual causing harmful interference on the amateur radio bands
  25. ARRL: The ARRL National Convention is coming to the Dayton HamVention 2024 in Xenia
  26. WIA: Class license format changes are coming to amateurs in Australia in 2024
  27. OFCOM: Ofcom is proposing amateur radio licensing changes in 2024 for amateurs in the United Kingdom
  28. A New Year long award program is launched by the US Islands Program
  29. NASA: Voyager One is returning a mish-mash of 1’s and 0’s from space that has NASA baffled

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, will be here to discuss slide rules, and securing your Internet Of Things, or ‘IOT’ devices..
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will address what he calls The Visibility Of Our Radio Community”
  • 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 has the Wayback Machine programmed for the mid-seventies as he returns for part two of his look at the FCC’s proposed Dual Ladder Licensing Path, which eventually led to the Incentive Licensing that we have now.
  • HOLIDAY SPECIAL: As is our tradition during the holiday week, we will present a monologue by the late Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, as he talks about having a serious case of the radio bug when he was in high school, and how it affected his life.
  • HOLIDAY SPECIAL: A tribute to the late Orrin Brand with two of his popular segments, the first on a tongue-in-cheek look at hamfests, and his annual read of “A Hams Night Before Christmas” Courtesy of The Rain Report.

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