February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1299

Release Date: January 20, 2024

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, William Savacool, K2SAV, Bob Donlon, W3BOO, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Patrick Huba, N2WWW, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:39:44

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1299

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: ARISS Announces NASA Astronaut Tony England WØORE As Speaker For 40th Celebration
  2. AMSAT: AMSAT Seeks Volunteers To Assist With AMSAT Booth At 2024 HamCation In Orlando Florida
  3. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts from All Over
  4. WIA: World Radiosport Team Championship Receives YASME Foundation Grant
  5. Winter Field Day Is Coming Up
  6. ARRL: ARRL Is New Publisher Of Gordon West, WB6NOA
  7. ARRL: Amateur Radio Club Donation Helps Mississippi Library System
  8. ARRL: Second Annual Georgia State Parks On The Air 2024
  9. ARRL: Radio Help Wanted: Must Like Geysers, Bison, and Helicopter Rides
  10. ARRL: 2024 Quartzfest Is This Week In Arizona
  11. ARRL: 30th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner Is Announced
  12. ARRL: Hams Will Be Able To Contact The USS Iowa During The Ships 81st Anniversary
  13. StarLink Makes Text Messaging Via Satellite A Reality
  14. Amateurs In Australia Facing New Class License Structuring
  15. Copper Thieves Cut Down Oklahoma Broadcast Radio Tower
  16. Three Astronauts Are Featured In ARISS Anniversary Conference
  17. Workshop At HamSci Is Reviewing Annular Eclipse Data
  18. Six Gigahertz Very Low Power Devices Are Coming On Line
  19. Upcoming Contests and Convention Listing
  20. QRZ – QRZ Is Hiring Looking For A Software Engineer
  21. Congressman Bill Johnson Re-Introduces Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Act
  22. The 2024 CQ DX Marathon Is Up And Running
  23. ARRL: 2024 Orlando HamCation Awards Are Announced
  24. ARRL: ARRL Responds To FCC Proposals On Removing Symbol Rate Limits
  25. Six Month Extension Is Granted For 160, 6, and 4 Meter Bands For German Amateurs

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, discusses a brand new fast and secure DNS service you can use, and the results of a new study on cell phone radiation.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell you how you can visualize 56 MegaHertz of Bandwidth.
  • 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 sets The Wayback Machine for September 1st, 1939 while the third radio telegraph conference is held in Cairo, Egypt. The United States fights to retain amateur radio allocations, but concedes that shortwave broadcasting will invade the amateur HF bands later in the year.
  • Interview with morse code historian, Lewis Coe, W9CN/SK, Morse Code certainly left its mark on the American frontier even before the Civil War. Though the FCC dropped Morse code from the entry level Amateur Radio exam in the early 1990s, American history was forever changed by dits and dots. Courtesy of The Rain Report.

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