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100 Watts and a Wire

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Launched on June 22, 2015, the show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at one mans journey of discovery through this important pubic service and hobby. Subscribe to the podcast by visiting 100wattsandawire.com. Click the RSS feed and join Christian, K0STH at the intersection of life and amateur radio.

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Launched on June 22, 2015, the show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at one mans journey of discovery through this important pubic service and hobby. Subscribe to the podcast by visiting 100wattsandawire.com. Click the RSS feed and join Christian, K0STH at the intersection of life and amateur radio.

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Great podcast

By firewall_03 - Aug 07 2018
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I really enjoy the segment about lamps. I like lamp too.

Christian always has something interesting to say

By Eric Wettstein - Sep 13 2017
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Christian always has something interesting to say about ham radio.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
9
5
7
9

Great podcast

By firewall_03 - Aug 07 2018
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I really enjoy the segment about lamps. I like lamp too.

Christian always has something interesting to say

By Eric Wettstein - Sep 13 2017
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Christian always has something interesting to say about ham radio.

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100 Watts and a Wire

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Launched on June 22, 2015, the show features topical conversation and interviews, news and an entertaining look at one mans journey of discovery through this important pubic service and hobby. Subscribe to the podcast by visiting 100wattsandawire.com. Click the RSS feed and join Christian, K0STH at the intersection of life and amateur radio.

Episode 206

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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.

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Jun 24 2019

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Episode 172

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On this episode, we announce the winners from the 100 Watts and a Wire Fall Out. A record number of participants entered the random drawing for prizes. Today, we give them away. Plus, CQMaps is back in business. Same name, new website address. Now, you can get a map or a poster with the 100 Watts and a Wire logo. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Oct 22 2018

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Episode 177

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On this episode, Old Man Winter puts it all on the table. Wait. Did we just have a tornado warning and snow? Yep. Plus, Granny and Pop make it to Missouri for the Thanksgiving feast. Did the grandchildren wear them out? Yep. And, the Hex Beam gets a face lift. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Nov 27 2018

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Episode 163

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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. 

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Aug 21 2018

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Episode 138

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On this episode, we head back to the field for the old walk and talk. There's a new DXpedition making it's way to the front burner. This time, a Polish team is headed to Bouvet Island. Speaking of long distance contacts, we celebrate the thrill of working DX in a mobile. Plus, we explore the possibility of a 100 Watts and a Wire YouTube Channel. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 

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Feb 19 2018

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Episode 176

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On this episode, the Sweepstakes hits the airwaves and creates quite a buzz in the 100 Facebook Group. We highlight a couple of notable outcomes in the ARRL Elections. Plus, we take a trip to Indiana to help a friend. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Nov 19 2018

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Episode 146

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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.  

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Apr 24 2018

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Episode 207

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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.

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Jul 01 2019

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Episode 198

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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.

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Apr 24 2019

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Episode 215

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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.

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Sep 10 2019

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Episode 199

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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.

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May 01 2019

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Episode 201

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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.

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May 21 2019

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Episode 183

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On this episode, working on antennas. Like, at night and in the cold. For those of us who do it, what is wrong with us? We asked our listeners on Facebook. The results may surprise you. Plus, we welcome another Special Op. This week, Ria N2RJ introduces us to the world of contesting. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jan 08 2019

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Episode 160

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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.

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Jul 30 2018

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Episode 140

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On this episode, we welcome the elephant in the room. Yep, the ARRL has asked the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Thoughts? Plus, we talk about working DX during last weekend's contest. All of this an more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 

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Mar 05 2018

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Episode 214

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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.

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Sep 03 2019

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Episode 147

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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.  

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Apr 30 2018

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Episode 216

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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.

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Sep 17 2019

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Episode 168

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On this episode, we help celebrate WMMR’s 50th birthday. It was alumni weekend in Philadelphia. As an alum, we talk about the significance of the station. We also prepare for the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT. Join us on any band, any mode at any time from October 12 to the 14th. Hear the list of prizes and how you can participate and win. Plus, you can’t make a door with crooked wood. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Sep 25 2018

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Episode 220

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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.

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Oct 15 2019

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Episode 225

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On this episode, a follow up to the Thanksgiving Antenna Massacre. We have learned of the damage. This time, we talk about the recovery. We also talk about YouTube. A recent appearance on Ham Radio 2.0 has raised questions about a 100 Watts and a Wire channel. Could we do it? Plus, we take a dip in this months QST and CQ Magazine. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Dec 02 2019

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Episode 224

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Winds reaching speeds of 50-60 MPH came through this part of Missouri over night. On this episode, we provide a heath and wellness check on the antenna garden.

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Nov 27 2019

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Episode 223

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On this episode, we talk about the sweepstakes. Did you play? Does passing such an exchange give you anxiety? Let’s talk. We also learn about Youth On The Air Region 2. In 2020, it’s coming to the Voice of America. Details inside. We also follow Ed DD5LP on a summit and a recommendation on how to handle your weird uncle at Thanksgiving. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Nov 18 2019

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Episode 222

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On this episode, the hobby turns to service for K0STH. As of last week, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in St. Louis has gained a new member. We’ll talk about more about ARES and the expectations on the road ahead. Plus, Patrick WD9EWK teaches us more about satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Nov 04 2019

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Episode 221

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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.

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Oct 22 2019

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Episode 220

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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.

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Oct 15 2019

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Episode 219: Special Fall Out Report

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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!

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Oct 07 2019

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Episode 218

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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.

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Oct 01 2019

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Episode 217

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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.

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Sep 24 2019

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Episode 216

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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.

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Sep 17 2019

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Episode 215

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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.

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Sep 10 2019

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Episode 214

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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.

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Sep 03 2019

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Episode 213

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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.

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Aug 26 2019

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Episode 212

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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.

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Aug 19 2019

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Episode 211

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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.

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Aug 05 2019

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Episode 210

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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.

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Jul 29 2019

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Episode 209

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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.

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Jul 22 2019

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Episode 208

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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.

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Jul 15 2019

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Episode 207

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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.

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Jul 01 2019

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Episode 206

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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.

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Jun 24 2019

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