February 29, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1301

Release Date: January 27, 2024

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, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, William Savacool, K2SAV, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:01:00

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1301

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: New Portable Satellite Antenna Design is Perfect for Emergency Communications
  2. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  3. WIA: Why We Need Shortwave 2.0
  4. FCC: FCC Is Giving Greater Privileges On 6 GigaHertz To Very Low Power Devices
  5. FCC: FCC Updates Rules To Allow 70/80/90 Gigahertz Spectrum Bands For Ships and Aircraft
  6. Morse Code Is Alive and Well at KPH
  7. ARRL: The First Amateur Radio Station On The Moon, JS1YMG, Is Now Transmitting
  8. ARRL: ARRL Midwest Division Convention, Winterfest
  9. ARRL: Heil Sound Donates Equipment To W1AW
  10. ARRL: ARRL Foundation Accepting Grant Applications In February
  11. ARRL: Winter Field Day A Success For Ohio Club
  12. ARRL: Errata To The 2024 Thru 2028 Amateur Extra Class Question Pool Released
  13. ARRL: 160th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The USS Housatonic
  14. FCC: FCC Submits Annual Report on Illegal Radio Enforcement
  15. Winter Field Day Statistics Released
  16. State QSO Club Challenge Is Launched
  17. Two Are Arrested For Theft Of Copper From KITX Destroyed Radio Tower
  18. DLARC Announces Ham Radio and More Program Joins The Digital Library Collection
  19. DxPeditioners Present A Memorial For A Friend
  20. West Malaysian Amateurs Start A New Summits On The Air Group
  21. Amateur Radio Education Part Of Curriculum At Staten Island School
  22. RAC: Canada Strengthens Its Use It Or Lose It Spectrum Policy
  23. Upcoming Contests and National Convention Listing
  24. ARRL Board Approves Free Membership For Students, New Vice President Elected, and more – Part One.
  25. ARRL: ARRL January Board of Directors Meeting Actions (continued) Part Two
  26. ARRL: ARRL January Board of Directors Meeting Actions (continued) Part Three
  27. FCC: FCC To Host Webinar Showcasing An Overview Of The FCC Experimental Licensing Program
  28. ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Needed For The 2024 Running Of The Boston Marathon
  29. IEEE: IEEE Article Credits Amateur Radio For The Current Wireless Revolution
  30. FCC Will Add Vehicles and Personnel For Enforcement Of The PIRATE Radio Act In Several Major Markets

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, will discuss when is it time to buy a new router, you should look at MESS Technology, and talks about the advantages of Network Attached Storage.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will answer the question “What is a repeater or a beacon, really?”
  • 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 us back to June 4, 1940 when the FCC issued an order that hams could not make contacts off shore, and then In December issue another order that took the amateurs totally off the air.
  • RAIN/QSO TODAY: We will conclude our two part interview with Gordon West, WB6NOA, and how he began his amateur radio journey.

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