July 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1303 – Full Version

Release Date: February 17, 2024

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This week’s edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Denny Haight, NZ8D, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Bob Donlon. W3BOO, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 2:03:56

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

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Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

  1. AMSAT: GreenCube IO-117 Continues Operations Beyond Expected February 5th Passivation
  2. AMSAT: JS1YMG: Decoding The First Moon Based Ham Radio Station’s Telemetry Signals
  3. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
  4. FCC: The FCC Bans Robocalls With AI Generated Voices
  5. Earth Has Received Power Beamed From A Satellite In Space For The First Time
  6. ARRL: Senators Wicker & Blumenthal Introduce S.3690 To Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on AR
  7. RAC: Barrie Crampton, VE3BSB, appointed to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
  8. ARRL: Amateur Radio As An Educational Tool Represented To Policymakers In Washington DC
  9. ARRL: Highlights From The 2024 Orlando HamCation
  10. ARRL: Veteran DXpedition Leader Bob Allphin, K4UEE, SK
  11. ARRL: Registration Deadline For The HamSCI Sixth Annual Workshop Is March 1st
  12. ARRL: Errata to the 2024 – 2028 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released (Updated)
  13. WIA: Hams In Australia Have New License Procedures Taking Effect
  14. European Space Agency Proposes New Ham Satellite Payload, Seeks Comments
  15. Amateur Antennas Would Be Protected Under Proposed New Law In South Carolina
  16. DMR TGIF Founder EA7KDO, Mitch Savage, SK
  17. L3 Harris Technologies Prototype Antenna System and Satellites Receive High Marks
  18. Jose Jacob VU2JOS Receives Lifetime Award
  19. Hawaii Amateurs To Develop Emergency Simplex Radio Net
  20. First Responders In West Virginia Organize A New Ham Radio Club
  21. FCC: FCC Moves To Add 13 New Languages To Emergency Alert System On Radio
  22. ARRL: ARRL Board of Directors Meets – Headquarters To Close on Presidents Day
  23. Upcoming contests, conventions and hamfests
  24. ARRL: Amateur Radio goes to high school in New York City
  25. ARRL: George Washington’s Birthday will be celebrated by three separate radio clubs
  26. ARRL: The DX Mentor Recognition Program is announced
  27. RSGB: Amateur radio license changes begin this month in the United Kingdom
  28. ARRL: Monthly Volunteer Monitoring Program Report.

Plus these Special Features This Week:

  • Our technology reporter Leo Laporte, W6TWT, takes a look at why you really don’t need certain types of software on your computer.
  • Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
  • Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, answers the question, “What is an Amateur Radio Emergency Response?”
  • 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 in The Wayback Machine to December 7th, 1941 during World War Two when the FCC issued Order 87 which shuts down amateur radio in the US, and creates, WERS, the War Emergency Service.
  • RAIN: The Rain Report we will hear an interview with Alex Muzyka, the man and mind behind the his KQ2H 10 Meter FM repeater in the Catskill mountains of New York.

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