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The 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast was launched on June 22, 2015 as a weekly journal of one hams journey through amateur radio. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a newer ham. Visit 100wattsandawire.com, subscribe to the podcast, request a 100WattID and more.

The 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast was launched on June 22, 2015 as a weekly journal of one hams journey through amateur radio. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a newer ham. Visit 100wattsandawire.com, subscribe to the podcast, request a 100WattID and more.
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The 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast was launched on June 22, 2015 as a weekly journal of one hams journey through amateur radio. The show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a newer ham. Visit 100wattsandawire.com, subscribe to the podcast, request a 100WattID and more.

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Episodes

Episode 163

8/21/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:32:09

Episode 162

8/13/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 161

8/7/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 160

7/30/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:38

Episode 159

7/23/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:33

Episode 158

7/19/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:38:24

Episode 157

7/9/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:31:42

Episode 156

7/1/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:33:29

Episode 155

6/22/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:33:11

Episode 154

6/18/2018
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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.* 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:15

Episode 153

6/12/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:28:35

Episode 152

6/4/2018
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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. 100...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 151

5/27/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:38:05

Episode 150

5/22/2018
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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 . 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 149

5/15/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 148

5/10/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:21:30

Episode 147

4/30/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:42

Episode 146

4/24/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:28:20

Episode 145

4/17/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:38:26

Episode 144

4/9/2018
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:32:03