This Week in Amateur Radio #832 - Week of March 21, 2009

Saturday, 21 March 2009 20:58
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Stories covered and special features in This Weeks edition: 01. Senators call for a full inventory of FCC controlled spectrum up to 3gHz. 02. WRC-2011 agenda poses an opportunity and a challenge for amateur ops. 03. Hams assist in the rescue of an injured person in the Arizona desert. 04. The US Coast Guard shuts down LORAN-C stations due to budget cuts. 05. The FCC denies a petition to increase the amateur radio question pool. 06. Researchers discover twisted radio beams could untangle the RF spectrum. 07. Burghardt announces it will stop selling amateur radio equipment. 08. Hams in the mid-west provide emergency communications during severe WX. 09. Amateurs get the okay to activate Midway Atoll in the fall of 2009. 10. NASA says a bat hitched a ride on the latest space shuttle launch. 11. Legislators look to outlaw talking on your cell phone while walking. 12. Texas amateurs rally against new pending cellular legislation. 13. News from the Radio Amateurs of Canada. 14. A webcam in Miami is watching the construction of 1000+ foot tower. 15. Ham radio provides emergency communications for North Carolina drill. 16. Working Amateur Radio Satellites with Bruce Paige, KK5DO. 17. The collision of satellites in orbit is causing many problems. 18. Chinese physicists develop asphalt additive made from discarded electronics and old circuit boards. 19. The Random Access Thought with Bill Baran, N2FNH. "StratoVision" 20. The FCC tells LPFM and non-commercial FM stations to watch the possible commercial content of underwriting announcements, issues fines. 21. Technology News and Commentary with Leo Laporte. "Internet Turns 20" 22. Weekly solar propagation forecast with Geremy Boot, G4NJH. 23. TWIAR QSL Cards are now available for the asking. Write in! E-Mail in! 24. The Gateway 160 Meter Net Report with Vern Jackson, WA0RCR. 25. DXpedition to Bangladesh is on hold due to outbreak of civil war. 26. A rare county in Hawaii will be activated soon. 27. A six meter DXpedition to Cook Island will be on the air soon. 28. TWIAR staff is now available on Twitter - Follow us! We'll follow you. 29. GARAC-2009 emergency communications conference 30. Mayotte Island DXpedtion team finds their callsign was pirated. 31. Researchers develop new battery technology that will allow complete recharging in 20 seconds. This Week in Amateur Radio" is a weekly amateur radio audio, on the air, news magazine/bulletin service, produced by a lot of dedicated volunteers, by Community Video Associates, Inc., a New York State not-for-profit corporation. The mailing address for our support fund is: This Week in Amateur Radio Support Fund P.O. Box 30 Sand Lake, New York 12153

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