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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 221

10/22/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 220

10/15/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 219: Special Fall Out Report

10/7/2019
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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! 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:08:01

Episode 218

10/1/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:42

Episode 217

9/24/2019
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On this episode, the ZUM hot spot. Has K0STH taken a digital mistress? Or, has she been there all along? The Pi-Star is very sexy. But, the setup is killing me. We also learn more about mentoring the next generation of amateur radio operators. Plus, a report from a hamfest in Peoria. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:26:47

Episode 216

9/17/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:28:20

Episode 215

9/10/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:37:53

Episode 214

9/3/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:33:33

Episode 213

8/26/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:31:29

Episode 212

8/19/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:29:52

Episode 211

8/5/2019
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On the last episode, I answered some of your questions. Now, I turn it back to you. Using our social media outlets, I asked - What are your ham radio goals? On this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire, we share answers from members of our community. As expected, the answers are as diverse as the hobby itself. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:32:20

Episode 210

7/29/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Episode 209

7/22/2019
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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. 100 Watts and a Wire RSS

Duration:00:34:59

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