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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 208

7/15/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 207

7/1/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:28:21

Episode 206

6/24/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 205

6/19/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:34:24

Episode 204

6/11/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:32:54

Episode 203

6/2/2019
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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! 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 202

5/25/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:31:45

Episode 201

5/21/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:01:02:48

Episode 200

5/13/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:48:51

Episode 199

5/1/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 198

4/24/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 197

4/15/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:49:52

Episode 196

4/9/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:37

Episode 195

4/1/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 194

3/27/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:45

Episode 193

3/17/2019
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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...

Episode 192

3/11/2019
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On this episode, the return of the walk and talk field recording. As the weather shows signs of change, we take our microphone out to the antenna garden. Plus, Tony K9ARV takes us outdoors to tell us about his passion - QRP operations. Finally, will we see a 100 YouTube Channel? A committee is being assembled to explore the possibilities. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 191

3/5/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:41:38

Episode 190

2/26/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:30:37

Episode 189

2/19/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:30:50