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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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English


Episodes

HN 321: Pineboard, Puerto Rico and Happy Birthday Amanda!

10/12/2017
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Jamboree-on-the-Air, incorporating Hams in disaster planning in India, testing your pineboard, MFJ 45th anniversary celebration, wishing Amanda a happy birthday 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: 01:02:28


HN 320: Puerto Rico Deployment

10/5/2017
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Bob Heil talks with Tom Gallagher NY2RF, CEO of the ARRL about hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Hams on the International Space Station connecting with students, George Thomas interviews Martin Jue K5FLU of MFJ Enterprises, Gordon West on headsets, Amanda updates us on Val's situation in Puerto Rico and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden Guest: Tom Gallagher We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at...

Duration: 01:01:30


HN 319: Serving the Red Cross

9/28/2017
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Hams helping Puerto Rico restore communications, how you can aid in the aftermath of recent disasters, George builds a DTMF decoder, DIY QRP rig, Smith charts and more! Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, 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 the Ham Nation theme. Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and...

Duration: 01:22:07


HN 318: The Young Hams of Costa Rica

9/21/2017
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Southern California Ham Fest, Don talks to the young hams back from the 2017 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure, George and Tommy talk rectifiers, 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 Facebook and Twitter! Download or...

Duration: 01:09:48


HN 317: Full Wave Bridge

9/14/2017
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Emergency Amateur Radio Services, Pine Board Project: Full wave bridge, Smoke & Solder: Rectifiers, Valerie and Andy in Texas and more! 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 theme. Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and Twitter! Download or...

Duration: 01:27:23


HN 316: The American Legion and Dr. T Live!

9/7/2017
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The American Legion disaster relief and what you can do to help, ham radio eclipse experimentation, solar storms with Dr. Tamitha Skov, finding the parts for your Pineboard Project, building an antenna when you don't have a lot of room, and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden Guest: Dr. Tamitha Skov 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: 01:21:43


HN 315: Ham Radio and Hurricane Harvey

8/31/2017
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Gordo catches the eclipse in Idaho, India gets more radio operators, Amanda interviews South Texas Section Emergency Coordinator, Jeff Walter, KE5FGA about how to help with hurricane Harvey, rescuing dogs left behind in Texas, 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...

Duration: 01:08:24


HN 314: Total Eclipse of the Ham

8/24/2017
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Viewing the eclipse at Heil Sound, Huntsville Hamfest, George interviews Chris Brault, KD8YVJ in Huntsville and Valerie talks to Ward Silver about the Solar Eclipse QSO Party. Hosts: Bob Heil, 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...

Duration: 01:17:40


HN 313: The Solar Eclipse and Young Ham of the Year

8/16/2017
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We talk to the 2017 Young Ham of the Year Marty Sullaway. Bob Heil continues teaching about the Pine Board Project and makes a dipole. George Thomas takes a look at its schematics of the Pine Board and explains how the transmitter works. Dr. Tamitha Skov talks how the upcoming solar eclipse will affect space weather. Amanda Alden and the folks talk about where they'll be viewing Monday's historic eclipse. All that and much more. Hosts: Bob Heil, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda...

Duration: 01:17:16


HN 312: Lets Talk About L and Pi

8/9/2017
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Bob continues teaching about the Pine Board Project, Val is back from her trip and has a DX report, top news of the week with Don, Gordo has advice for the upcoming solar eclipse and more! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, 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...

Duration: 01:07:18


HN 311: Amanda's Copper Capers

8/3/2017
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Automatic antenna tuners, the W9ZL EAA Airventure Special Event Station, George Thomas explains how a pentode tube works, and Amanda's amazing adventure! 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 Twitter! Download or subscribe...

Duration: 01:08:00


HN 310: Heathkit K1T Special Event

7/26/2017
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Learn the history behind Heathkit and the man Dave W7UUU restoring old hardware with new components, Bob explains how to build your own coil for the pine board, George returns with a tube AM radio, Don explains the close call we just had of a similar event to the solar storm of 1859, 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...

Duration: 01:17:33


HN 309: Heathkit Story Part 1

7/19/2017
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How to get kids into amateur radio, top news stories of the week with the solar forecast and your questions answered! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, 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 Twitter! Download or subscribe to Ham Nation at...

Duration: 01:00:12


HN 308: Finally the Pine Board Transmitter

7/12/2017
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Bob finally shows off the completed 4 Watt Pine Board transmitter for 40 meters, what the fully furnished radio room looks like on the Queen Mary ship, George does some noise canceling, and Field Day reports. Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, 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 the Ham Nation...

Duration: 01:18:21


HN 307: New Gear and Super Stations

7/5/2017
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Gordo explains sporadic e clouds, Ray has some new toys from ICOM, Newsline top stories of the week, Val reports from super station K9CT, and Amanda with the chat rooms questions! 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...

Duration: 01:06:13


HN 306: The Complete Preamp

6/28/2017
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Gordo goes to field day, Bob shows the complete Pine Board Project Preamp, Randy builds starts part 1 of a BITX40 forward and reverse power meter, Newsline report on hurricane season, and Amanda with the Chat Room's questions! Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, 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...

Duration: 01:24:51


HN 305: Prepping For Field Day

6/21/2017
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Gordo goes over field day do's and don'ts, Val goes over upcoming events, Randy reports back from Seapac Raspberry Pi event, top of the news with Don, and Amanda answers the chat rooms questions! 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...

Duration: 01:20:53


HN 304: How a 12AX 7 Works

6/15/2017
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Gordo has shots from behind the scenes at Dayton Hamvention, Bob has a Pineboard kit on the way, George explains how a 12AX7 vacuum tube works, top news of the week with Don, and your questions answered by Amanda! 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: 01:17:55


HN 303: Hamvention Recap

6/7/2017
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We cover the good and the bad of the 2017 Hamvention, VHF contesting, Bob brings the Pine Board Project back, Newsline with Don, George explains the vacuum tube, and Amanda takes your questions! 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...

Duration: 01:10:59


HN 302: Special Event Station

5/31/2017
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Val give the total for the special event stations, Gordo is looking a bit deflated, Hamvention from N9LVS, Pine Board Project building the microphone pre-amp, and Newsline with the weekly solar forecast! 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: 01:15:02

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