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100 Watts and a Wire

English, Interview, 10 seasons, 315 episodes, 2 days, 19 hours, 25 minutes
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Launched on June 22, 2015, the show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at one mans journey of discovery through this important pubic service and hobby. Subscribe to the podcast by visiting 100wattsandawire.com. Click the RSS feed and join Christian, K0STH at the intersection of life and amateur radio.
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Episode 299: Top Three Portable Accessories

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5/8/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 298: Tune Up 2021

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5/1/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 297: Managing Mic Fright

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4/24/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 296: Is There More To Ham Radio?

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4/17/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 295: Ballooning

This week - Ham Radio and Ballooning: Let's talk about how a global launch connected educators, ham radio enthusiasts and students. Bill, WB8ELK joins us to talk about ham radio and ballooning. Plus, news and your questions. We're on the air and in the stream. Join us at the intersection of life and ham radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/10/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 294: Spring Projects In The Shack

Spring is a great time to assets ham radio projects. Let's talk about spring projects that happen in the shack. We'll also hear a family ham radio story. Plus, news and your questions. We're on the air and in the stream. Join us at the intersection of life and ham radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/3/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 293: Spring Projects

Spring Projects For Radio Ops - This week, we ask the ham radio community what projects they are working on this Spring. We'll also hear a ham radio love story. Plus, news and your questions. Join us at the intersection of life and ham radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/27/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 292: A Final and a Debut

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3/20/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 291: League Publications

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3/13/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 290: A Closer Look At The Expo

A Closer Look At The Expo: This week, Eric Guth, 4Z1UG joins us to talk about ham radio and the QSO Today HamExpo. What should we expect this year? We'll also meet a ham that carries his Grandfather's call sign. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/6/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 289: Here Comes Cycle 25

Here Comes Cycle 25: This week, Carl, K9LA joins us to talk about solar issues and ham radio propagation. What should we expect from Cycle 25? We'll also introduce you to Phil AB8PR. Phil needs our help.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/27/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 287: Why Building is Important

Let's talk about why building is important in ham radio. We'll discuss and how clubs can help promote building and what resources are available. Join us as we catch up on life and ham radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/20/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 286: Planning Events

Many hams support communication exercises. Bike races, marathons, etc. However. fewer ops are the planning these events. Let's talk about what we need to know about planning events for ham radio. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/13/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 285: How To Become a Strong Net Control Operator

Let's talk about How to Become a Strong Net Control Operator Where do start? What do you need to know? On this show we talk about nets and the benefit of taking the reins. Join us as we catch up on life and ham radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/6/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 284: Special Events

Hams love Special Events. On this show we share our favorites and discuss the importance and the benefits of participation. Join us at 10am Central as we catch up on life and amateur radio.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/30/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 283: The Spirit of Radio [Part 2]

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1/23/20211 hour, 52 seconds
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Episode 282: The Spirit of Radio

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1/23/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 281: Educator of the Year [PT2]

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1/16/202148 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 280: Educator of the Year

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1/16/202142 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 279: Are Your Ready For Winter Field Day? [PT2]

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1/9/202147 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 278: Are You Ready For Winter Field Day?

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1/9/202138 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 277: Why We Use Baluns and Ununs [PT2]

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1/2/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 276: Why We Use Baluns and Ununs

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1/2/202140 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 275: Ham Radio Goals 2021 [PT2]

As the year comes to a close, let's look at some of your ham radio goals for 2021. We have fresh coffee in the green room. So, join us as we catch up on life and amateur radio. We'll take your calls and give away a 40 meter loop antenna!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/26/202050 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 274: Ham Radio Goals 2021

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12/26/202030 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 273: The Hamily is Coming Over! [PT2]

The hamily is here for a Christmas gathering. Bring your ham radio stories of Christmas past, the wishlist and a warm cup of coffee. We'll debut "The Radio News" segment, take your calls and give away another antenna!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/19/202039 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 272: The Hamily is Coming Over

The hamily is coming over for a Christmas gathering. Bring your ham radio stories of Christmas past, the wishlist and a warm cup of coffee. We'll debut "The Radio News" segment, take your calls and give away another antenna!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/19/202041 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 271: The Importance of Mentors in Ham Radio [PT2]

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12/12/202044 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 270: The Importance of Mentors in Ham Radio

On this episode, we'll talk about the importance of mentors in ham radio. For generations, "Elmers" have played an essential role in the development and cultivation of new operators. Join us as we celebrate our teachers and mentors. Oh, and we'll give away another antenna!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/12/202041 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 269: Using Computers In Ham Radio [PT2]

On this episode we continue to explore how operators are using computers in ham radio. Have they changed the way you operate? We'll also take a look at news, answer questions and more. Join us as we catch up on life and amateur radio. Oh, and we'll give away another antenna!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/5/202048 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 268: Using Computers In Ham Radio

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12/5/202039 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 267: So You Have A Tower. Now What? [PT2]

On this episode we'll try to tackle another ham radio problem. Frankly, this isn't really a problem at all! Be that as it may, you have the tower. What are you going to do with it? Join us as we catch up on life and amateur radio. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/28/202037 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 266: So You Have A Tower. Now What?

On this episode we'll try to tackle another ham radio problem. Frankly, this isn't really a problem at all! Be that as it may, you have the tower. What are you going to do with it? Join us as we catch up on life and amateur radio. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/28/202035 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 265: The Future of Ham Radio [PT2]

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11/21/202041 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 264: The Future of Ham Radio [PT1]

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11/21/202040 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 263: 100WAAAW Meet & Greet 1

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11/21/202043 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 262: Let's Talk About Antenna [PT2]

Is this a good time to talk about ham radio antennas? Yes! We’re kicking ass and taking names. I mean, we’re taking questions and exploring options. Plus, we’re giving away another antenna! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/14/202051 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 261: Let's Talk About Antennas

Is this a good time to talk about ham radio antennas? Yes! We’re kicking ass and taking names. I mean, we’re taking questions and exploring options. Plus, we’re giving away another antenna! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/14/202039 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 260: Fall Ham Radio Projects [PT2] • Antenna Giveaway!

As ham radio operators, the cooler temperatures remind us of important Fall clean up. Sure, leaves blah-blah. But, we're talking about antennas, rope and wire! Join us as we catch up on this week's news and projects. Someone will win an antenna, too! Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/7/202042 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 259: Fall Ham Radio Projects

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11/7/202042 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 258: Exploring Connectors [PT2]

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10/31/202046 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 257: Exploring Connectors

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10/31/202040 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 256: Let's Talk About Coax [PT2]

On this episode, we continue our conversation about caring for coax in ham radio. If you are confused about coax, you’re not alone! Join us. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/24/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 255: Let's Talk About Coax

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10/24/202044 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 254: Fall Out Recap • Winner Announced [PT2]

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10/17/202037 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 253: Fall Out Recap • Winner is Announced

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10/17/202030 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 252: Live from the Fall Out [Part 2]

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10/10/202046 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 251: Live From Fall Out!

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10/10/202033 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 250: Ham Radio • Portable Ops [Part 2]

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10/3/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 249: Ham Radio • Portable Ops [Part 1]

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10/3/202035 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 248: Ham Radio RagBrew [Part 2]

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9/26/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 247: Ham Radio RagBrew [Part 1]

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9/26/202034 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 246: Ham Radio FALL OUT

Each year, we take our ham radio gear outside for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. Let's talk about it.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/19/202043 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 245: 911 • Fall Out 2020

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9/12/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 244: The State of the Show

On this episode we announce the launch of our YouTube channel. That’s right, after 244 audio episodes we have decided to mix in a camera. Why? We’ll talk about it. For the OG listeners, I got you. The audio format will remain. Only now, we’ll capture video as we record from the studio. Or, the field. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/31/202034 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 243: Reviewing the Expo • ARRL Band Plan

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8/10/202057 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 242: The Antenna Recovery • QSO Today Ham Expo

On this episode we talk about recovery and getting back on the air after the storm. If your antenna system has suffered storm damages, you’re not alone. We also talk about the QSO Today Ham Expo. This growing virtual expo is FREE and coming to our screens on August 8 & 9. We’ll have a booth were we’ll gather and attempt our first Facebook Live stream. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/25/202033 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode: 241: Big Storms - Big Losses

On this episode, we’ll take a walk after a powerful storm rolls through this part of Missouri. Sadly, it’s not good news. Heavy winds have claimed the lives of several wire antennas. We’ll assess the damage together on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/16/202024 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 240: Field Day 2020

It’s Field Day! My apologies for the brief cellular tone that crept into this recording. However, we did get to put a couple of antennas in the air before the storms rolled in. We’ll also see what antennas and radios some you decided to use this year. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/28/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 239: Tune Up Results • Field Day Prep

On this episode, we announce the winner of the random drawing. Our thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Tune Up. We also talk about lessons learned. What worked for you? What would you change as we prepare for Field Day? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/20/202032 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 238: ANTenna • Tune Up 2020

On this episode, the antenna garden is under attack. No. It’s not an HOA. It’s ants! Let’s see what happens when we move the NET to 20M. Plus, we get prepared for this year’s Tune Up. What antenna are you using? Who should you chase? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/7/202033 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 237: Dayton Hamvention Remembered

On this episode, we look back at the Dayton Hamvention. Although Covid-19 forced its cancellation in 2020, we can look back at past visits and share the common appeal to this amateur radio event. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/18/202032 minutes
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Episode 236: Tune Up • Field Day • Band Activity

On this episode, we visit with Ria, N2RJ. So many questions! How are things at the league? Will Field Day look the same in 2020? Plus, Steve, W7UDI gets us ready for the Tune Up. Have you assembled your team? This time, winner takes all. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/8/202033 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 235: The Covid19 State of Radio • Field Day 2020 & the Tune Up

On this episode, we catch up with Steve, W7UDI. We talk about Washington State and the changes Covid19 has brought to amateur radio. We also consider a potential change coming to this year’s Field Day. If we have to adjust, Steve has an idea that we will put in play during the TUNE UP. Plus, Contest University goes online. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/23/202033 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 234: Covid19 Update • Linked Dipoles • Hour:73

On this episode, we check in on the state of life in our new world. Is this pandemic good for amateur radio? We also talk about linked dipoles. Are they an option for emergency communications? Plus, we introduce a new podcast. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/14/202034 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 233: Life During A Pandemic • Dayton Cancelled

On this episode, we navigate life during a pandemic. There, I said it. As sweeping changes become the norm, we learn the fate of the 2020 Dayton Hamvention. It’s off. Are you really surprised? While you’re working from home, try and get on the radio. Communicate with others. Enjoy your family. Stay safe! Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/16/202029 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 232: ARES and HF • Getting Back to Our Roots

On this episode, we encourage you to stay focused when it comes to Covid19. By all means, don’t panic. Plus, does our ham radio interests run in cycles? If we move on, do we always come back? Plus, we explore the viability of HF in emergency communications. Should we be testing the backup to the backbone? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/2/202031 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 231: ICOM 705 • ARRL Seeks Comments

On this episode, we talk about the ICOM 705. This is a beautiful radio. But, is it on your wish list? Our panel breaks down the rumored price and potential market. Plus, the ARRL is asking for our support. Hear what’s on the table. What do you think about the proposals? Should Technician Class Licenses come with more HF band access? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/14/202031 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 230: CERT • Dayton • Coronavirus

On this episode, we talk about the importance of your local CERT Program. You do have a local CERT Program, right? We also talk about this course has changed my plans for Dayton. Plus, the Coronavirus. We’ll take a look at some of the numbers being collected by Johns Hopkins University. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/10/202039 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 229: Special Report on the ARRL CEO Vote

On this episode, we discuss the news coming from the ARRL. On Friday, the ARRL’s Board of Directors voted not to renew its Chief Executive Officer Howard Michel, WB2ITX. What are we being told? What are our sources saying? Steve, W7UDI joins me to unbox everything we know today. Plus. a special announcement regarding this Sunday’s NET. All of this and more on this special edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/20/202047 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 228: EmComm and the Digital Modes

On this episode, emergency communication and the digital modes. As we settle into 2020, training is the focus for K0STH. We’ll get an update on the courses and the plan. Plus, do you have an open mind when it comes to new amateur radio technology? Evan, W8KJR joins us to discuss digital modes. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/17/202040 minutes
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Episode 227: Antenna Issues on 160 Meters

On this episode, we kick off the year with antenna issues! Will it be a simple fix? Or, is 160 headed to recycling? Come along as we brave the cold to troubleshoot. Plus, Steve, W7UDI stops by to talk about cable connectors and tower safety. Are you climbing a tower? You’ll want to hear this. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/5/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 226: Ham Radio Christmas Lists • You Tube Landscape

On this episode, we take a look at what’s on your ham radio Christmas list. We also talk about go bags, coax and the things you need in the field. We also talk about YouTube and the potential for us in that landscape. Plus, we have an update on YOTA. All of this and more on the holiday edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/15/201928 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 225: Thanksgiving Antenna Massacre

On this episode, a follow up to the Thanksgiving Antenna Massacre. We have learned of the damage. This time, we talk about the recovery. We also talk about YouTube. A recent appearance on Ham Radio 2.0 has raised questions about a 100 Watts and a Wire channel. Could we do it? Plus, we take a dip in this months QST and CQ Magazine. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/2/201932 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 224: Health and Welfare From The Antenna Garden

Winds reaching speeds of 50-60 MPH came through this part of Missouri over night. On this episode, we provide a heath and wellness check on the antenna garden. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/27/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 223: YOTA • SOTA • Managing Your Weird Uncle

On this episode, we talk about the sweepstakes. Did you play? Does passing such an exchange give you anxiety? Let’s talk. We also learn about Youth On The Air Region 2. In 2020, it’s coming to the Voice of America. Details inside. We also follow Ed DD5LP on a summit and a recommendation on how to handle your weird uncle at Thanksgiving. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/18/201928 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 222: ARES • Working Satellites

On this episode, the hobby turns to service for K0STH. As of last week, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in St. Louis has gained a new member. We’ll talk about more about ARES and the expectations on the road ahead. Plus, Patrick WD9EWK teaches us more about satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/4/201934 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 221: Fall Out Winner Announced

On this episode we announce the winners of the 100 Watts and a Wire: FALL OUT. Plus, Offspring vs KC and the Sunshine Band. Hear me out. We also clarify the category of people who (QRM) intentionally interfere with a child. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/22/201917 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 220: Fall Out Flashback • World War 2 Audio

On this episode, we flashback to this year’s Fall Out. What are the takeaways? Are we ready for a major incident? Plus, a historic piece of audio from World War II is found in a New York basement. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/15/201916 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 219: Special Fall Out Report

It’s Fall Out week! Prep your gear and get on the air. Thousands of dollars in prizes are available for stations who participate and earn twenty five contact points. Visit 100wattsandawire.com and click the Activities tab for more details. Let’s roll!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/7/20198 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 218: Digital Modes • ARES Drill

On this episode, how getting caught up with a digital mistress can effect your relationship with your main squeeze. Plus, we have added another Special Op station to work during the Fall Out. Check the website for details and plan on getting on the air. We also plan to observe this weekend’s ARES/RACES training in St. Louis. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/1/201929 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 217: ZUM Hot Spot • Peoria Hamfest

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9/24/201926 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 216: VHF/UHF • Fall Out Plans

On this episode, the VHF/UHF station is complete. The triplexer has finally arrived and we are starting to hear stations! Plus, we had added a new way to reach 25 contact points during the FALL OUT. With this selection of prizes, you will want to qualify for the random drawing. Plus, Patrick WD9EWK is back to teach us more about working satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/17/201928 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 215: Fall Out Announced

On this episode, CQ FALL OUT! Mark your calendars and prep your gear. This week, we announce the dates for the third annual 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT! This year’s activity will be bigger than ever. More prize and a twist. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/10/201937 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 214: IC-705 Debut • Hurricane Dorian

On this episode, ICOM debuted the IC-705 at the Tokyo HamFair. Have you seen this radio? QRP operators are going to lose their minds. We also switch positions on racking the portable gear. Plus, we monitor Hurricane Dorian and one of our listeners shares a DIY project. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/3/201933 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 213: Digital Modes • Youth in Ham Radio

Full disclosure: During this field recording K0STH hit an audio setting that compressed the audio. It isn't insurmountable. But, you should know it sounds like you are talking to your uncle on a prison phone. This week, we talk about VHF/UHF and the latest addition to the antenna garden. We also learn how the digital modes can be used to encourage young people to explore amateur radio. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/26/201931 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 212: Guns • Cameras • Stake Outs

On this episode, guns, cameras and stake outs. This week, home security takes center stage. What do you do to secure and protect your family and home? Plus, WG0AT tells us what he wears when he hits the Summits. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/19/201929 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 211: Ham Radio Goals

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8/5/201932 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 210: QSL Cards • Microphones

On this episode, I answer listener questions. From QSL cards to microphones - special events to the future of amateur radio. Plus, Neil WB9VPG returns to talk about the next generation of amateur radio. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/29/201930 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 209: Lunar Landing • Power Outages • WG0AT

On this episode, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing! Did you catch any of the Special Event stations? We also talk about power outages. After six ours in the dark, one tends to think about ways to become more self reliant. Plus, we head to the summit with Steve, WG0AT. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/22/201935 minutes
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Episode 208: Roanoke Recap • OH8STH • All You Can't Leave Behind

On this episode, all that you can’t leave behind. What do you take when you hit the road? The community shares answers. Also, K0STH returns to Missouri from an east coast trip. We get the Roanoke recap. Plus, Julian OH8STH returns to talk about his upcoming exhibition and the meatless sandwiches found on YouTube. Yum! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/15/201932 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 207: HEX Beams Dies • Youth Contesting • 13 Colonies

On this episode, the Hex bites the dust. Will it rise again? Where there’s a will there’s a way! We also learn more about a new youth contest program. If you know a young ham, don’t miss this week’s Special Op segment. Plus, it’s time for one of our favorite special events - 13 Colonies! Are you chasing? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/1/201928 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 206: Field Day 2019 • HamSci

On this episode, we recap Field Day 2019. Did the storms in the midwest keep your boy on the sidelines? We also talk about satellites in our Special Ops segment. Plus, we visit with members of HamSci. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/24/201936 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 205: Stanley Cup Mania • SOTA

On this episode, the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup! Plus, we hit the trail with a SOTA legend. Steve, WG0AT shares his passion for activating Summits in the great state of Colorado. Also, it’s time for Field Day! Stay safe and have fun. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/19/201934 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 204: Antenna Tune Up • Intro to SOTA

On this episode, we recap the 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up. Speaking of tune up, the Hex Beam slowly gets a face life. We’ll talk about bring that antenna down. Plus, Ed, DD5LP introduces us to Summits on the Air. If you are curious about SOTA, this is a great starting point. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/11/201932 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 203: Storm Damage • OH8STH • Tune Up

On this episode, mother nature strikes again. High winds, lightening and heavy rain pushed through on Saturday. From the house, we can see tree debris. Our analyzer shows issues on a few antennas. Let’s take a walk to assess the damage. If I can fix it, I will. Julian, OH8STH returns to share his plan for the upcoming 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up. Are you ready? Let’s go!Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/2/201937 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 202: Tornadoes and Antennas • EmComm • Next GenOps

On this episode, Missouri is recovering from a series of tornadoes. Specifically, Jefferson City. Do you believe Emergency Communications is the future of amateur radio? Our Special Ops segment returns. This week, we focus on the next generation of radio operators. Plus, K0STH joins a radio club. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/26/201931 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 201: Jack the Bear and his Queen • Elecraft K4

On this episode, Laura, WZ8C and Jack “The Bear”, W8KEC review the 2019 Dayton Hamvention. We also talk about the live and streamed coverage of the event on YouTube. Are we seeing an evolution in the way hamfests are covered? Plus, Elecraft releases the K4. Are you a buyer? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 200: Contesting • Digital Modes • Show 200

On this episode, It’s Hamvention week! We flashback to 2018 and visit with friends from ARN and YouTube. Our Special Ops segment returns. This week, Ria, N2RJ teaches us about contesting and the digital modes. Plus, we celebrate our 200 show with Gary Coleman, Ricardo Montalban and Russell Johnson! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/13/201948 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 199: Making Contacts • QSL Cards • Satellites

On this episode we talk about making contacts. Or, not making contacts. K0STH hasn’t made a contact in three weeks. It has nothing to do with propagation. Sometimes life won’t leave you alone! We also have the first installment of a new feature on QSL cards. Plus, our Special Ops feature returns this week with a closer look at satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/1/201932 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 198: Tune Up • Spring Projects

On this episode, we lay out the 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tuneup. Mark your calendars for June 7-9 and join us as we celebrate the antenna! Plus, we talk about Spring projects. What is on your plate? We also answer some listener questions. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/24/201929 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 197: Flashback W6ODF/SK

On this episode, we share more information about the 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up on June 7-9. We also flash back to a fascinating interview with Dave Rotbart, W6ODF. Mr. Rotbart has become a silent key. We share his fascinating story one last time. Plus, Neil WB9VPG returns to teach us about mentoring the next generation of amateur radio operators. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/15/201949 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 196: N2RJ • Sunday Evening NET

On this episode, spring came and went. Yep, two days of gardening, yard work and sunburn. We did get out and operate portable, too. We’ll see how the setup went. Plus, Ria N2RJ is here to talk about technicians and contesting. Plus, we add a new shortwave affiliate, talk about the Sunday Evening Net and announce some of the prizes for the 100WAAW: Antenna Tune Up. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/9/201929 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 195: Tune Up • QRZ.com • Satellites

On this episode, we announce the dates for the 100 Watts and a Wire: Tune Up! This time, it’s all about the antenna. Plus, QRZ.com. Why we don’t announce the show on the site. And, Patrick, WD9EWK returns to teach us more about working satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/1/201928 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 194: Weather • OH8STH

On this episode, it’s Spring! Missouri weather can be nutty. Even, schizophrenic at times. That said, we are seeing warmer temperatures, green grass and an itch to activate. Plus, Julian OH8STH returns to talk about portable radios. Are manufacturers missing the mark? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/27/201929 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 193: Weather • Portable Operations • ARRL

On this episode, we’re back outside. As the weather breaks, 50 MPH winds came through this part of Missouri. Are we still on the air? On a better day, we took the portable rig outside. How many contacts did we make? Zero! Plus, exercising you civic duty. The ARRL is asking our community to comment on the Tyro License Proposal. Do you support a new Novice and Beginner License category? Read and comment on this new proposal at ARRL.org. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/17/201928 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 192: Field Recording • K9ARV • YouTube

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3/11/201941 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 191: Contests • N2RJ • W7UDI

On this episode, we find ourselves at the end of two major HF contests. Did you pick up any new ones? Are you contested out? Ria, N2RJ visits to talk about stamina during contests. We also highlight a contact from our Sunday Evening Net. Listen as Steve, W7UDI manages a respectful pile up and clears a path for the next generation. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/5/201941 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 190: CQWW • 160M • Satellites

On this episode, we play a little on the CQWW 160 Contest. Although she is a handful, 160 meters can rock your face off. We also catch up with our first Canadian National Park on the Air. The audio is a little dicey. But, we worked it out. Plus, if you are into working the satellites, our Special Ops segment has a fix for you. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/26/201930 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 189: WKRP • OH8STH • Grid Down

On this episode, J-Lo. Well, a flashback to television in 1993. From WKRP to In Living Color. Also, should I stay? Or, should I go box? Christian looks to rework a portable go box. Will it stick this time? Plus, we look for love in Rwanda. At least, a contact. Did we make the trip? We also hear from Julian, OH8STN. He talks to us about off grid and grid down communications. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/19/201930 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 188: HamCation • Antartica Contact • NextGen

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2/12/201929 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 187: ARRL • Contesting

On this episode, February gave us a couple of great days in Missouri. We shake the cabin fever and go portable. What did we learn? Plus, the board of the ARRL agrees to allocate 485,000 to learn new strategies to attract and retain members. Money well spent? Plus, we learn more about contesting in our Special Ops segment. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/5/201931 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 186: The State of Hamfests

On this episode, the state of hamfests. Is it time to reinvent the way they are presented? We also talk about Winter Field Day. Did you get out in the cold? Maybe you told a Winter Field Day op that your net was about to start? Here’s a reminder: Your net is not important! Plus, we learn more about the fascinating world of satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/29/201927 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 185: The Spectrum of Hams • Grid Down Comms

On this episode, a reaction to an article in the February 2019 edition of QST. Although it recognizes “The Spectrum of Hams”, does it go far enough? We’ll also take you behind the scene with a net control station of a local traffic net. Plus, off grid and grid down communications. Julian, OH8STN is this week’s “Special Op”. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/23/201934 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 184: Weather Moods • Ham Lessons

On this episode, we go from 67 degrees to 12 inches of snow in 4 days! How did St. Louis respond to the storm? Also, we asked our listeners to share their most valuable ham radio lessons of 2018. Plus, Neil WB9VPG introduces us to the next generation of amateur radio operators. All this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/15/201936 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 183: Antenna Work • N2RJ on Contesting

On this episode, working on antennas. Like, at night and in the cold. For those of us who do it, what is wrong with us? We asked our listeners on Facebook. The results may surprise you. Plus, we welcome another Special Op. This week, Ria N2RJ introduces us to the world of contesting. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/8/201931 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 182: 160 Meters • Satellites • Wire in Trees

Happy New Year! On this episode, the return of 160 meters. At least, the troubles associated with running wire through the trees - has returned. We also have the debut of our Special Ops segment. There are many layers to this great hobby and service. This week, we meet a Patrick WD9EWK. His passion? Satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/3/201934 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 181: Christmas Memories

On this episode, Merry Christmas from 100 Watts and a Wire. This week, we share some of your favorite Christmas and amateur radio memories. Our listeners take us from those two way radios of childhood to making a once in a lifetime contact with an international superstar. All of this am more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/23/201832 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 180: Shortwave Radio • Microphone Gain

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12/18/201836 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 179: Drake TR7 • USS Batfish • YOTA

On this episode, the Drake! For the last week, the Drake TR7 has been getting a lot of playing time. How is the old rig holding up? Can she still grab the DX stations? We also share some audio from the USS Batfish as WW2SUB helps get Youngsters on the Air. Plus, a youth expedition is happening this weekend. We’ll tell you about it. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/11/201830 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 178: LDG Giveaway • Skywarn

On this episode, we announce the winner of the monthly LDG tuner giveaway. Are you in the random drawing? Plus, we celebrate Skywarn, the Bee Gees and being prepared in 2019. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/4/201826 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 177: Hex Beam • Tornadoes and Snow

On this episode, Old Man Winter puts it all on the table. Wait. Did we just have a tornado warning and snow? Yep. Plus, Granny and Pop make it to Missouri for the Thanksgiving feast. Did the grandchildren wear them out? Yep. And, the Hex Beam gets a face lift. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/27/201829 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 176: Sweeps • ARRL Elections

On this episode, the Sweepstakes hits the airwaves and creates quite a buzz in the 100 Facebook Group. We highlight a couple of notable outcomes in the ARRL Elections. Plus, we take a trip to Indiana to help a friend. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/19/201832 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 175: Phonetics

On this episode, phonetics, immune systems and wild fires. We also turn to our Facebook group to learn more about our members. Specifically, their other hobbies and interests. Plus, we offer our deepest sympathies to a long time member of our community. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/13/201828 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 174: Sustaining Membership • ARRL

On this episode, K0STH celebrates another trip around the sun. We also announce the first winner in a series of monthly LDG tuner giveaways. If you are a Sustaining Member of the show, you will want to listen for your name. Plus, we’ll find out if Christian renewed his membership with the ARRL. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/7/201830 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 173: DX Worldwide • 160 Meter Band

On this episode, a recap last weekend’s DXWW contest. Did you work any new countries? Plus, Dolly Parton also makes an appearance on the show. We also give a listen to the 160 meter band. She is back and sounding great. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/30/201844 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 172: Fall Out • Posters • Prizes

On this episode, we announce the winners from the 100 Watts and a Wire Fall Out. A record number of participants entered the random drawing for prizes. Today, we give them away. Plus, CQMaps is back in business. Same name, new website address. Now, you can get a map or a poster with the 100 Watts and a Wire logo. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/22/201825 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 171: Jamboree • Sustaining Membership • Fall Out

On this episode, we keep it short and sweet. We have a recap of the 100 Watts and a Wire Fall Out. Submit your totals to enter the random drawing. We also take look at this weekend’s Jamboree on the Air. Plus, even more reasons to become a Sustaining Member. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/16/201822 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 170: 100WattIDs

On this episode, it’s Fall Out week! Let’s test your gear and fine tune your training. We also talk about the history of our activity days, discuss potential antennas and set up locations. Plus, the 100WattID program has exceeded 3500 issued IDs. Don’t forget to share these during the Fall Out. Stay safe and have fun this weekend! Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/9/201827 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 169: Sustaining Member Companies

On this episode, we gear up for the 100 Watts and a Wire: Fall Out. The list of prizes for the random drawing has grown significantly. We’ll talk about the gear and how you can win. Plus, we have two great new offers in our Sustaining Member program. Here’s a hint: CQ Magazine and LDG Electronics have sweetened the pot. Learn how your yearly donation of $25 or more can benefit you in new ways. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/2/201828 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 168: Birthdays • Fall Out • Greenhouses

On this episode, we help celebrate WMMR’s 50th birthday. It was alumni weekend in Philadelphia. As an alum, we talk about the significance of the station. We also prepare for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. Join us on any band, any mode at any time from October 12 to the 14th. Hear the list of prizes and how you can participate and win. Plus, you can’t make a door with crooked wood. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/25/201828 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 167: FEMA • Last Ham Store

On this episode, we announce the list of prizes in the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. Mark your calendars now. Get on the air during October 12-14 and enter to win. We also thank the last ham radio store in Minnesota. It is closing after 36 years. Plus, FEMA is testing a national alert system that would enable President Trump to send us text messages during national emergencies. Um. What? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/17/201834 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 166: 80 Meter Antennas • 911 • RT66

This week, we're back outside to swap a couple of 80 meter dipoles. We also celebrate the value of the special event. Can you believe 9/11 was 17 years ago? Where were you? Plus, we talk about the addiction of working stations along Route 66. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/10/201836 minutes
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Episode 165: Upgrades • 100 Watts

As the summer comes to a close, we are back outdoors to announce the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT! Mark your calendars and join us for our last activity of 2018. We also celebrate recent license upgrades. Plus, K0STH reminds our community to never apologize for running one hundred watts and a wire! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/4/201827 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 164: Portable Ops • WWV • WWVH

On this episode, we are running portable during a geomagnetic storm. Was it fruitless? Also Yaesu and ICOM drop new radios. Are you in the market for a new rig? Plus, WWV & WWVH are set to lose their funding. Will you be signing the petition? Does it matter? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/28/201829 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 163: Huntsville • W5KUB

On this episode, we take a closer look at the Huntsville Hamfest. It is clean, cool and convenient. But, has the internet had a negative affect on hamfests? We'll dig in. We also recap K0STH's appearance on W5KUB.com. Plus, we take our gear to the old wooden shed. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/21/201827 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 162: Birds • 100 Net • Air Traffic Control Audio

On this episode, we talk about satellites. Specifically, an early interest in the gear and what's required to work the birds. Plus, we hear the dramatic communication between Air Traffic Control and Rich Russel. Russel stole and later crashed an airplane south of Seattle over the weekend. We also recap Sunday's Net and talk about an appearance on the Amateur Radio RoundTable with W5KUB. All of this an more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/13/201838 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 161: 40 Meter Antenna • Invitation to W5KUB

On this episode, when it rains in the antenna garden, it pours. We head back outside to trouble shoot a 40 meter antenna with high SWR. What did we learn? What do we need to learn? Plus, Christian accepts an invitation to appear on W5KUB.COM. Is this a trap? Plus, Christian welcomes a special guest of his own. This Sunday, Neil Rapp, WB9VPG of Ham Talk Live joins us as a guest Net Control. All of this and more on this edition of the 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/7/201834 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 160: 100 Net • Coaxial Dipoles

On this episode, the 100 Watts and a Wire weekly net. Our net has officially moved to Sundays. Find out, why. Also, we have a new issue in the antenna garden. This time, we have to take a closer look at the 40 meter coaxial dipole. Plus, we debut a new version of our logo. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/30/201829 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 159: 160 Meter Antenna Project

On this episode, we head back to the field. This time, we learn the status of the 160 meter antenna project. Who stepped up to get the project moving? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/23/201829 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 158: 160 Meter Antenna • ARRL Membership

On this episode, we're back in the studio with an update on the death of 160 meters. Well, not the band itself. In this case, we're talking about Christian's 160 meter antenna. We also talk about the ARRL membership process. What are the benefits to you? Plus, we celebrate new upgrades! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/19/201838 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 157: Power • Wire in Trees • POTA

On this episode, Christian returns to home to assess the damage after a powerful storm knocked out power and brought down trees. Everyone is safe. However, the clean up and repairs are unknown. We'll take a walk and explore it together. Plus, the return of the Parks on the Air Report. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/9/201831 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 156: Roanoke • Field Day on YouTube

On this episode, we share notes from the road. This week, we're in Roanoke, Virginia where much of this landscape is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. K0STH talks about shortwave listening, difficult operating conditions and watching Field Day videos on YouTube. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
7/1/201833 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 155: Field Day • Raspberry Pi • DMR

On this episode, it's Field Day! We talk about this great event and remind you to stay safe, hydrated and to have fun. Plus, the backstory on the recent photo posted on social media. Some people thought K0STH ate a squirrel. Others, a human liver. Raspberry Pi? We also learn a little more about DMR. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/22/201833 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 154: Tune Up • QRM • 100NET

On this episode, we take a walk in the country for a closer look at the Tune Up. Also, Christian talks about traveling and amateur radio. Plus, sneeze based QRM. Is it real? All of this and more information about the Sunday Net on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. * Our apologies for the strange fluttering audio in segment one.*    Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/18/201829 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 153: 100NET • Tune Up

On this episode, we recap the 100 Watts and a Wire: TUNE UP! We also announce the winners of the random drawing for prizes! Did you win? I don't know. Push play! Plus, information about the new Sunday night 40 meter net. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.    Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/13/201828 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 152: Activity Days

On this episode, we are talking about the 100 Watts and a Wire: Tune Up! This week, we pack up our portable stations and get outdoors. If you don't have portable station, no problem! You can participate from the comfort of your shack. Operate on any band, all modes at any time. The Tune Up is not a contest. However, participating stations can submit their totals to be entered into a random drawing for prizes. Listen to this show and check out 100wattsandawire.com for more details. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
6/4/201819 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 151: Tune Up • OG • YouTube

On this episode, we're gearing up for the 100 Watts and a Wire TUNE UP. Join us June 8, 9 and 10th for a chance to get on the air and win prizes in a random drawing. Any band. Any mode. Any time. Also, if you consider yourself a chaser, we have make a little game out of the TUNE UP. Learn how you can play to win a special QSL card. Plus, a special conversation with YouTube sensation, Dave Casler. All of this and a Sunday Net on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/27/201838 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 150: Dayton • Xenia Experience

On this episode, we recap Dayton Hamvention 2018. From the flea market to the vendors, we share our Xenia experience. Plus, Christian gives his thoughts on the ham radio media. Are they competition? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire . Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/22/201844 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 149: Dayton • EmComm

On this episode, we are packing for the Dayton Hamvention. Yes! We will be wired for sound in Xenia. Ohio. Look for our base camp located at the EMCOMM-1. Plus, are you hanging antennas in the trees? Where is the dead wood? Now is the time to check! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/15/201831 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 148: Dayton Basecamp • Tune Up

On this episode, we gear up for the Dayton Hamvention in Xenia, Ohio. Look for us at our basecamp at EMCOMM-1. Plus, we are less than a month away from the 100 Watts and a Wire TUNE UP! Although it's not a contest, you can still win great prizes. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
5/10/201821 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 147: WAWA On The Air

On this episode, Christian celebrates the 50th birthday of WMMR in Philadelphia. Did you work any satellites during Walmart Parking Lots on the Air? What's next? WAWA On The Air? We hope! Plus, the 100 Watts and a Wire TUNE UP is scheduled for June 8-10. Hear how you can participate and win prizes. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/30/201829 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 146: Captain Tammie Jo Shults

On this episode, we pay tribute to Captain Tammie Jo Shults of Southwest Flight 1380. Naturally, her skill and steady hand played a significant role in the emergency landing in Philadelphia. What role did radio play? We go to the tape. Plus, we announce the 100 Watts and a Wire TUNE UP. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/24/201828 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 145: Youth Ham Radio Testing Prep

On this episode, Christian begins to navigate the technician license for his young daughter. How did you prepare your youngster for the test? We also talk about Facebook, the weekly net and Xenia. Plus, we say 73 and Godspeed to Art Bell. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/17/201838 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 144: Solar Power • Basecamp in Xenia

On this episode, we set up a solar panel and charge controller to serve the charging needs of the ham shack. We also announce the location of our base camp at the Dayton HamVention in Xenia, Ohio. Plus, we welcome a special guest Net Control Station for this week's net. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/9/201832 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 143: Drake TR7 • 100 Shop • YOTA

On this episode, the Drake TR7 is back on the air! What was wrong? Plus, what's in the news? From Facebook to Tiangong-1, we'll take a look Also, the 100 Watts and a Wire Shop has reopened. Visit the website to order your gear today and receive a 15% discount. Lastly, Youngsters on the Air and the South African Radio League (SARL) need our help. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
4/2/201836 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 142: D.E.A.R.S. • 100 NET

On this episode, Christian returns from Orlando. No. We weren't looking for HamCation this time around. We were listening to D.E.A.R.S. and exploring Disney! Also, the 2018 version of the 100WAAW NET reaches new heights. Plus, we prepare for our time in Xenia, Ohio. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/25/201833 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 141: ARRL • Xenia • Window Weights

On this episode, we thank the employees of the ARRL. For decades, they have provided support and dedication to field organizations and it's members. We also talk about the benefits of window weights in a new YouTube video. Plus, Xenia is coming! We have an interesting offer on the table. All of this and more on this edition 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/12/201830 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 140: FCC • Phone Privileges • DX

On this episode, we welcome the elephant in the room. Yep, the ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Thoughts? Plus, we talk about working DX during last weekend's contest. All of this an more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
3/5/201842 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 139: YouTube • Flying with Radios

On this episode, we have officially launched the 100 Watts and a Wire YouTube Channel. Do a search and subscribe for video extras. We also chase states during the 160 meter contest. How did you do? Plus, preparations are underway for an upcoming trip to Florida. Flying with amateur radio is a little confusing. Specifically, the battery. We'll discuss. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/26/201830 minutes
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Episode 138: Walk and Talk • Mobile DX

On this episode, we head back to the field for the old walk and talk. There's a new DXpedition making it's way to the front burner. This time, a Polish team is headed to Bouvet Island. Speaking of long distance contacts, we celebrate the thrill of working DX in a mobile. Plus, we explore the possibility of a 100 Watts and a Wire YouTube Channel. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/19/201851 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 137: SpaceX • Bouvet Island • Wildfires

On this episode, Elon Musk amazes us with SpaceX and the Falcon Heavy. Seriously, that synchronized booster landing was off the chain! Also, the team from the Bouvet Island DXpedition continues to make its way home. We know the emotional and physical cost on the team. Last week, the ARRL reports on the substantial fiscal cost. We'll discuss. Plus, agencies are studying the emergency response during the California wildfires, the 2017 hurricanes and the false missile report in Hawaii. Will the ARRL do the same? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/12/201840 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 136: Bouvet Island • Satellites • New Antennas

On this episode, The Bouvet Island DXpedition is aborted due to high winds, low clouds, fog and rough seas. We thank them for the efforts and wish them safe travels home. We also hear a story of a ham in British Columbia who found NASA's long lost satellite in space. Plus, another sustaining member uses their discount on a new antenna. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watt and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
2/5/201840 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 135: Winterfest • Are Hamfests Dying?

On this episode, we're heading to WinterFest. WinterFest is the largest ham radio show in the St. Louis area. That said, we have to ask. Are hamfests dying? We'll talk about it. Plus, it's Winter Field Day! This year, Christian passes on the old wooden shed and goes mobile. Will the new install make the trip? We'll find out. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/29/201830 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 134: Longest Freeze in 35 Years • K0STH Makes the Local Paper

To celebrate the end of the longest freeze in 35 years, Christian turns this episode into a field recoding. As we walk in the country, we'll discuss a variety of topics including the ARRL. What are your expectations as it relates to the league? We also have an update on the mobile install. Plus, Steve WA5SAT returns to talk about the changes coming to Facebook. Will this have an affect on the group? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/22/201839 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 133: Mobile Installs • Mounts and Wires

As snow falls in America's Heartland, the mobile installation continues. This week, we add the mounts. We take you from the hood to the radio and the wires in between. Plus, we celebrate the noise blanker. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/15/201845 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 132: Ham Radio Goals in 2018

On this episode, Christian is going mobile! Well, at some point. The install is underway. Plus, we ask our listeners to define their ham radio goals for 2018. What do you want to accomplish this year? The 100 Watts and a Wire NET made it's return last week. How did 40 meters treat us? Do the words, "search and rescue" mean anything? All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/8/201839 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 131: Antenna Work in Cold Temperatures

Happy New Year! As blistering temperatures blanket much of North American, we find ourselves doing what many amateur radio operators do on days like these... antenna work! We also take some time in between to purge in the ham shack. Do we really need all of this stuff? Plus, we celebrate new upgrades and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
1/1/201844 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 130: Ham Radio Flashback • Lessons of 2017

On this episode, it's that weird week between Christmas and New Year's Day. We flash back to the ham radio lessons our listeners have learned in 2017. Plus, Christian has a couple of guests in the shack. One is a little human and the other is a brand new radio. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/26/201728 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 129: 100 is Syndicated • Sustaining Member Benefit

On this episode, we expand syndication. 100 Watts and a Wire is now being rebroadcast over seventeen affiliate stations across the United States and Canada. We also announce a new sustaining member benefit. Learn how you can receive discounts for supporting the show. Plus, something ate some Christian's coax. Again! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/18/201727 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 128: Coax Connector Install at Night

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12/12/201740 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 127: Trying the Vatican on 17 Meters • QRP • POTA

On this episode, Christian tries to work the Vatican on 17 meters. However, is K0STH on the "No Call" list? We also head out into the field on a QRP expedition with Steve, WA5SAT. Speaking of operating from the field, we share the results from November in our Parks on the Air Report. Plus, Christian is getting fickle - again. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
12/5/201740 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 126: Hanging an 80 Meter Antenna • WL7F/ SK

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11/29/201744 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 125: Stretchy Pants • 40 Meter Double Bazooka

On this episode, it's Thanksgiving! We're getting ready for family, food and stretchy pants! As we coast into the holiday season, we're also preparing for the return of the 100 Watts and a Wire Net. If you're interested in serving, let us know. Plus, we have a 40 meter double bazooka to give away. That's right, participate in our online survey and automatically enter a random drawing to win a new antenna. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.    Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/21/201733 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 124: 100NET • Troubleshooting Coax

On this episode, we explore the potential of reviving the 100 Watts and a Wire Net. We explore it's history and what would be needed to bring it back. We have also joined. There are no fees required to join our community, and the podcast subscription is free to all. However, Patreon gives sustaining contributors a structure for planned giving. As we head to the future, being community supported is paramount. Plus, we celebrate upgrades and trouble shoot coax connectors on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/14/201736 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 123: Greenhouse Growing • 160 Meters • FT8

On this episode, Christian builds a greenhouse! Is it ready for a rig? We also listen in to some early morning conversations on 160M. 'Tis the season! Plus, fast talking Jim gives us an update on FT8. We think? Plus, we check the portable operating stats for October in our Parks on the Air Report. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
11/7/201730 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 122: Puerto Rico • Deployment • Force of 50

On this episode, Christian calls for amateur radio media outlets to ask tougher questions regarding the response in Puerto Rico. "We are hearing contrasting stories. One narrative is not a conversation. We need a deep dive. It is a chance to learn and improve. This deployment should be examined closely from all sides. Frankly, anything less is unacceptable." All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/31/201732 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 121: Force of 22 • ARRL • Puerto Rico • EmComm

On this episode, we thank the 22 amateur radio operators that where selected to serve in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The team has returned to the mainland after a three week deployment. What can we learn from those who have served? We extend an open invitation to the team members, the ARRL, the Red Cross and FEMA. Furthermore, we invite the locals hams that are living and still serving on the Island. In the coming weeks, we will work to explore this fascinating story. Plus, Jamboree on the Air!  All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/25/201728 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 120: EmComm • Marketing Ham Radio • POTA

On this episode, changing the narrative. It is understood among amateur radio operators that we provide a valuable community service. However, are we marketing these assets properly to the media, general public and the F.C.C.? We also take a deep dive into the facts of FT8. Plus, our monthly Parks on the Air Report.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/17/201740 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 119: Fall Out Results • Great Lakes HamCon

On this episode, we recap the 100 Watts and a Wire Fall Out. Over 1,100 contacts were reported! Thanks to everyone who participated. Although it wasn't a contest, we do have winners! We announce the names and prizes of the random drawing. Plus, a report from the first annual Great Lakes HamCon at the Michigan International Speedway. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/10/201733 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 118: Fall Out Prep • HamTalkLive Appearance

On this episode, we prepare for the annual 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT! This weekend, amateur radio operators will get out and get on the air. Listen for the stations calling CQ 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. Participants can operate all bands, any mode at any time on October 7 & 8. Plus, Christian returns to HamTalkLive. Will Neil, WB9VPG need to use the "dump button"? Listen in Thursday at 8pm Central and call with your questions. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
10/3/201722 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 117: American Red Cross • ARRL • Hurricane Maria

On this episode, the American Red Cross has asked the ARRL for assistance. The ARC is seeking upwards of 50 radio amateurs to help support communications in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria has completely knocked out 100 percent of their power. We are also getting prepared for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT on October 7 & 8. Join the 100 Watts and a Wire community on the air and enter to win great prizes. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/26/201736 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 116: RT66 • Hex Beam • Fall Out

On this episode, Christian has some antenna maintenance that needs to be done. Specifically, on the Hex Beam. We'll also recap Route 66 On The Air. Did you make the trip? Plus, the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT is coming on October 7 & 8. We'll tell you how to participate and win cool prizes. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/19/201739 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 115: Hurricane Irma • 16 Years After 911

On this episode, we take a look at Hurricane Irma. By now, we have all seen the initial impact of landfall. What's next for those affected by the storm? Also, it seems like yesterday. We reflect on the 16th Anniversary of 911. Plus, we get into full chaser mode. It's time for RT. 66 on the Air! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/12/201747 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 114: Old Wooden Shed • SOTA

On this episode, Christian returns to the "old wood shed". This Spring, K0STH rehabbed an old shed for portable operations . As the summer comes to a close, we find K0STH back by the edge of the woods building and testing wire antennas. Will his set up change for the Fall Out? Also, a listener shares his first SOTA activation. Although it was incredibly Summit, he almost didn't make it back. We go along for the ride. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.  Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
9/5/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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News: Hurricane Harvey Report

Patrick, KC1AJT is following the progression of Hurricane Harvey. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/31/20172 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 113: Hurricane Harvey • Hurricane Watch Net

On this episode, as Hurricane Harvey continues to pound the great state of Texas with catastrophic amounts of water, we share a few resources and ways we can help. Plus, we talk about the Hurricane Watch Net. HWN took to the air for 51.5 hours in an effort to help collect data and send advisories to affected areas. What did you hear? We also talk about the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT on October 7 & 8. Get your 100WattsID and plan to meet us on the air. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/29/201737 minutes
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Episode 112: Path of Totality • Special Event Stations

On this episode, we take a walk along the Path of Totality. Well, not really. But, it sounds cool. That said, St. Louis was on the path and had a great view of the eclipse. We'll reflect on this and get an early report from a scientist at HamSCI. Also, Christian has a note for stations operating Special Events. Any station for that matter. Plus, we have upgrades to celebrate, a reminder about our tool kit and the community prepares for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/22/201730 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 111: D STAR Report

On this episode, Christian calls the 100 Watts and a Wire community to action. A six year old boy in Michigan is fighting a very rare disease called, Prune Belly Syndrome. Oakley Savickas will celebrate his seventh birthday on September 3. Oakley has one simple wish. He wants to receive as many birthday cards as he can. According to his mom, he loves to get mail. It keeps him busy and it makes him happy. Christian is asking amateur radio operators to send their QSL cards to P.O. Box 201, Alma Michigan 48801. We also have the DSTAR Report and the Parks on the Air Update on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.   Support the showWebsite YouTubeDiscord Facebook TikTokChristian's SocialsYouTubeFacebookTikTok
8/15/201735 minutes, 13 seconds