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100 Watts and a Wire is podcast about amateur radio. 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. Join Christian, K0STH at the intersection of life and amateur radio.

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100 Watts and a Wire is podcast about amateur radio. 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. 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

68 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
9
6
8
12

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

Latest release on Sep 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 114: Old Wooden Shed • SOTA

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On this episode, Christian returns to the "old wood shed". This Spring, K0STH rehabbed an old shed for portable operations . As the summer comes to a close, we find K0STH back by the edge of the woods building and testing wire antennas. Will his set up change for the Fall Out? Also, a listener shares his first SOTA activation. Although it was incredibly Summit, he almost didn't make it back. We go along for the ride. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Sep 05 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 237: Dayton Hamvention Remembered

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On this episode, we look back at the Dayton Hamvention. Although Covid-19 forced its cancellation in 2020, we can look back at past visits and share the common appeal to this amateur radio event. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

May 18 2020

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Rank #3: Episode 97: Direct Burial • DSTAR

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On this episode, we take to the field. Nope, not to activate. We're cleaning up. Last week's storms left us with a lot of tree damage. How do things look in the antenna garden? Overgrown! We'll also talk about direct burial coax and the position of antennas. Plus, we launch a new DSTAR segment featuring common questions from our community. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

May 09 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 172: Fall Out • Posters • Prizes

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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.

Oct 22 2018

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Rank #5: Episode 236: Tune Up • Field Day • Band Activity

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On this episode, we visit with Ria, N2RJ. So many questions! How are things at the league? Will Field Day look the same in 2020? Plus, Steve, W7UDI gets us ready for the Tune Up. Have you assembled your team? This time, winner takes all. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

May 08 2020

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Rank #6: Episode 140: FCC • Phone Privileges • DX

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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.

Mar 05 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 227: Antenna Issues on 160 Meters

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On this episode, we kick off the year with antenna issues! Will it be a simple fix? Or, is 160 headed to recycling? Come along as we brave the cold to troubleshoot. Plus, Steve, W7UDI stops by to talk about cable connectors and tower safety. Are you climbing a tower? You’ll want to hear this. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Jan 05 2020

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Rank #8: Episode 116: RT66 • Hex Beam • Fall Out

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On this episode, Christian has some antenna maintenance that needs to be done. Specifically, on the Hex Beam. We'll also recap Route 66 On The Air. Did you make the trip? Plus, the 100 Watts and a Wire FALL OUT is coming on October 7 & 8. We'll tell you how to participate and win cool prizes. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Sep 19 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 106: IARU Contest • FT8 DSTAR

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On this episode, we look back at the IARU Contest and the 13 Colonies Special Event. K0STH was on vacation and working portable from the First State. But, was Delaware working for K0STH? We also take a closer look at a new mode called, FT8. There's a new DSTAR Update and several license upgrades to celebrate. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Jul 11 2017

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Rank #10: Night Tuning and Guantanamo Bay

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Feb 14 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 142: D.E.A.R.S. • 100 NET

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On this episode, Christian returns from Orlando. No. We weren't looking for HamCation this time around. We were listening to D.E.A.R.S. and exploring Disney! Also, the 2018 version of the 100WAAW NET reaches new heights. Plus, we prepare for our time in Xenia, Ohio. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Mar 25 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 120: EmComm • Marketing Ham Radio • POTA

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On this episode, changing the narrative. It is understood among amateur radio operators that we provide a valuable community service. However, are we marketing these assets properly to the media, general public and the F.C.C.? We also take a deep dive into the facts of FT8. Plus, our monthly Parks on the Air Report.

Oct 17 2017

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Rank #13: The PowerFilm Solar Session

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On this special edition, PowerFilm Solar flips the script and interviews Christian, K0STH. PowerFilm is a new sponsor of the 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast. They are based in Ames, Iowa and make lightweight and flexible solar panels. The company believes in us as a community. They also feel that they can help support the power needs of amateur radio operators. Specifically, those of us who enjoy getting out and going portable.

May 10 2017

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Rank #14: Thanksgiving and the Backups

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Nov 21 2016

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Rank #15: In Like a Lion

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Mar 14 2017

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Rank #16: Operation Stretchy Pants

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Nov 29 2016

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Rank #17: Episode 183: Antenna Work • N2RJ on Contesting

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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.

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #18: Episode 101: Solar Shed Project • POTA

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It's time for the 100 Watts and a Wire TUNE UP! Join us this weekend as we get out and get on the air to rehearse for Field Day 2017. On this episode, we discuss the details of the activity, the random drawing and prizes. Christian also starts a mosquito inspired adventure called, the Solar Shed Project. We've got a new Parks on the Air feature and Paul WD9GCO introduces us to the Alabama Link. All of this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire.

Jun 06 2017

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Rank #19: Inside National Park Unit NM12

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Dec 12 2016

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Rank #20: Episode 222: ARES • Working Satellites

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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.

Nov 04 2019

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