PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1312

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1312 – Full Version

Release Date: April 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 Hulcik, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Eric Zittel, KD2RJX, Marvin Turner, W0MET, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, William Savocool, K2SAV, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX.

Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS.

Approximate Running Time: 1:59:59

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service:

Podcast Download: https://bit.ly/TWIAR1312

Trending headlines in this week’s bulletin service

1. NEWS: Famous Pittsburgh Inventor (You Probably Haven’t Heard Of) Celebrates 150th Birthday
2. AMSAT: NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Crewmates Return From International Space Station
3. AMSAT: New NASA Strategy Envisions Sustainable Future For Space Operations
4. AMSAT: Trash From The ISS May Have Hit A House In Florida
5. AMSAT: Satellite Shorts From All Over
6. WIA: What Is The State Of Broadcast Radio In The United States Today?
7. BOSTON: Going The Extra Mile – Amateur Radio Connects all 26.2 Miles Of The Boston Marathon
8. ARRL: New England QSO Party — 2024
9. ARRL: Ham Radio 2024 Messe Friedrichshafen – Celebrating 60 Years Of Islands On The Air
10. ARRL: Start Your Field Day Planning Today
11. ARRL: Club Grant Program To Return
12. ARRL: 2024 ARRL National Convention At Dayton Hamvention — Program and App Available
13. ARRL: Armed Forces Day Crossband Test May 11, 2024
14. ARRL: Special Event W7G To Celebrate The 155th Anniversary Of The Driving Of The Golden Spike
15. ARRL: Students In Marietta, Georgia, Hold An Amateur Radio Contact With The International Space Station
16. Bouvet Dxpedition Is Reassessed And Put On Hold
17. Silent Keys: Elpidio “Pete” Cobian, N6VJD, and Larry Staples, WØAIB
18. Oregon Amateur Radio Simulated Crisis Draws A Large Response
19. The Courage Handi-Ham Systems Celebrates 57 Years
20. SOS Radio Week Coming Up
21. ARRL Contest Sheet and Upcoming Convention Listings
22. AMSAT: AMSAT Seeks Volunteers To Assist With 2024 Hamvention AMSAT Booth
23. WIA: Belgium Proposes Restriction To The 23 Centimeter Band
24. ARRL: Amateur Radio Saves Family In Death Valley National Park
25. ARRL: Active Hurricane Season Predicted For 2024
26. ARRL: ARRL Teachers Institute On Wireless Technology Applications Due Before May 1st
27. ARRL: Recipients Of The 2023 Cass Awards Have Been Announced
28. Hytera Radios Banned From Sales In The United States
29. NASA Locates Faulty Memory Chip That Is Garbling Voyager’s Data Transmissions
30. Violent Windstorm Takes Down West Virginia Broadcast Towers
31. Spanish Amateurs Receive Privileges On The 8 Meter Band (40mHz)
32. AMSAT: 2024 AMSAT/TAPR Banquet At Hamvention To Be Held Friday May 17th

Plus these Special Features This Week:

* Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO – AMSAT Satellite News
* Foundations of Amateur Radio with Onno Benschop VK6FLAB, will tell us that RF is all around us. And how to start your own station’s frequency survey.
* The DX Corner with Bill Salyers, AJ8B with news on DXpeditions, DX, upcoming contests and more. Expanded Edition
* Weekly Propagation Forecast from the ARRL
* Bill Continelli, W2XOY – The History of Amateur Radio. This week, Bill takes us aboard The Wayback Machine to 1977 when the FCC was backlogged with over 500,000 11 meter license applications per month. And when in print, it was charged that the Commission was staffed by Ham Radio Henchmen who conspired with the the then 300,000 hams to keep nine million 11 meter operators from acquiring expanded frequencies.
* SPECIAL FEATURE: The microphone world has never been quite the same since the late Bob Heil, K9EID discovered what was missing in modern-day mics, putting the audio world on it virtual ear decades ago. We will here from Bob as he wraps up his three part talk he entitled Facts About Microphones.


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