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Share in the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett.

Share in the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett.
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Share in the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters with hosts Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett.

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Episodes

HN 379: Elecraft and QRZ

12/5/2018
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We're celebrating two milestone anniversaries: 25 years of QRZ and 20 years of Elecraft. We talk with QRZ Founder Fred Lloyd (AA7BQ) about the early days of the site, and Elecraft Co-Founders Eric Schwartz (WA6HHQ) and Waybe Burdick (N6KR) about the genesis of their company. Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden Guests: Wayne Burdick, Eric Schwartz, and Fred Lloyd We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to...

Duration:01:18:29

HN 378: Measuring Coax Impedance

11/29/2018
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The new ARRL 2019 calendar is here, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Larry the Radio Ham Guy shows off the Drok LM2596 voltage regulator, winterizing your equipment with Dan, the Santa Watch Net is coming, and Amanda with chat room questions! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at...

Duration:01:11:11

HN 377: Happy Thanksgiving!

11/22/2018
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Bob shows off a cheap and useful mat for your workbench, how to enter your College Club station for the 2019 NA Collegiate Championship with Valerie, an update on the Camp Fire in California on Amateur Radio Newsline, Gordo invites you to help test a loop antenna, the AMSAT 36th Annual 2018 Space Symposium highlights with Randy, and Amanda has your chatroom questions! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read,...

Duration:01:07:45

HN 376: The California Wildfires

11/15/2018
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Gordo on FireWatch in Southern California, thermography at a transmitter site with George Thomas, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, and Amanda talks with Greg Kruckenwitt(KG6SJT) about ARES and the California wildfires. Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation...

Duration:01:10:26

HN 375: Loopy For Loops!

11/8/2018
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Bob's transmitter find, Dale is back with another Show Your Shack, all about loop antennas with Gordo, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, giving back by being an Elmer with Val and Amanda is on location! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays...

Duration:01:22:28

HN 374: The Halloween Extravaganza!

10/31/2018
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Happy Halloween from the Ham Nation crew! On today's show: making sure you have good wiring in your home with Gordo, an update on Hurricane Michael relief efforts on Amateur Radio Newsline, Tales From the Transmitter Site with George, the Ultimate To-Go Station in an RV, chatroom questions with Amanda and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, George Thomas, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to...

Duration:01:02:41

HN 373: Pacificon Recap

10/25/2018
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Bob, Gordo, and Randy at Pacificon, Amanda interviews Karl Martin KG4HBN on coordinating ham operators during hurricane Michael, adding a mixer to a ham shack with Dan, finding a replacement crew for the International Space Station, and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dan Vanevenhoven Guest: Randy Hall We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at...

Duration:01:08:10

HN 372: Bob and Randy Live From TWiT!

10/18/2018
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Up close with Heil Sound's Parametric Receive System, Randy's workbench build, Icom outreach with Ray Novak, George builds a breakout box, the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club WW2NO special event station with Don, chatroom questions with Amanda and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden Guests: Randy Hall, Ray Novak, and Leo Laporte We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at...

Duration:01:13:33

HN 371: The New Handbook Is Here!

10/10/2018
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Connectors with Gordo, the ARRL Handbook for 2019 with George, the upcoming Air Land Sea Fest with Don, a few words from the author of Ham Radio is Alive and Well and Amanda with chat room questions! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on...

Duration:01:02:23

HN 370: Charlie Wooten Broadcast Engineer on Hurricane Recovery

10/3/2018
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Bob Heil on Duke City Hamfest, HRO Superfest Milwaukee with Dan Vanevenhoven, Portable HF antennas with Gordo, George Thomas talks with broadcast engineer Charlie Wooten about his emergency response team, and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation...

Duration:01:20:30

HN 369: All About AMSAT

9/27/2018
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Gordo talks with Joe Spier K6WAO, president of AMSAT, Randy K7AGE is back to show the progress of his new ham shack, keeping communications open in the Philippines and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and...

Duration:01:12:47

HN 368: Celebrating 25 Years of QRZ.com

9/20/2018
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Fred Lloyd AA7BQ talks with Bob Heil about QRZ.com's big 25th birthday celebration, the WIN System with Gordo, finishing the crystal radio build with George, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, and Don Wilbanks We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on...

Duration:01:12:16

HN 367: SATERN and the Nation Prepare for Florence

9/13/2018
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Amanda talks with Bill Feist, National SATERN Liaison for The Salvation Army on preparation for hurricane Florence, kids talk to the International Space Station, building a crystal radio set with George, and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out...

Duration:01:15:05

HN 366: Dipoles, D-Star and Last Man Standing

9/5/2018
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Coaxial dipoles with Gordo, does the ARRL need a rebranding? The Huntsville, Alabama Hamfest, Last Man Standing is back and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and Twitter! Download or subscribe to Ham...

Duration:01:00:16

HN 365: Ray's Sneak Peek

8/29/2018
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Ray Novak and what Icom showed off at the Tokyo Hamfair, bad coax cables with Gordo, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Weather with Dr. T, Show Your Shack videos and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and...

Duration:01:15:09

HN 364: We Wrap Up the Huntsville Hamfest

8/23/2018
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Reviewing the 2018 Huntsville Hamfest, microwaves with Gordo, Youngsters On The Air 2018 in South Africa with Valerie, Amateur Radio Newsline, solar weather with Dr. T and chatroom questions with Amanda! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, and Amanda Alden We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation...

Duration:01:16:54

HN 363: Huntsville Hamfest Preview

8/15/2018
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What to expect at this year's Huntsville Hamfest, more Tales From the Transmitter Site with George, 2018 Airventure videos with Dan, Hams deploy to assist communications after the earthquake in Indonesia, chatroom questions with Amanda, and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dan Vanevenhoven We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who...

Duration:01:01:53

HN 362: Last Man Standing Returns

8/8/2018
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Bob has advice for new Hams, Gordo takes us through the process of radio licensing and shows photos of Ham radio back on the set of Last Man Standing, George has tales from the transmitter, Mark Brown, N4BCD, talks to us about the upcoming Huntsville Hamfest, and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden Guest: Mark Brown We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at...

Duration:01:13:20

HN 361: Tonight: Hams Young and Old

8/2/2018
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Bob Heil is back with an interview with 106-year-old ham Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, Ham Holiday 2018 with Valerie and Jerry, WRTC 2018 with Tim Duffy, working FM satellites with Clint Bradford K6LCS, Young Ham of the Year Bryant Rascoll KG5HVO and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, and Valerie Hotzfeld We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays...

Duration:01:15:45

HN 360: Live From Airventure!

7/26/2018
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Dan Vanevenhoven and Ray Novak report from Airventure 2018, buy and sell old gear at Ham&HiFi, a big competition goes to Korea, George Thomas talks towers, and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dan Vanevenhoven Guest: Ray Novak We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv. Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme. Check...

Duration:01:11:10