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Ham Talk Live*! (*sometimes)

Podcast about Amateur (Ham) RadioHosted by Neil Rapp, WB9VPGTwitter: @HamTalkLiveFacebook: facebook.com/HamTalkLiveInstagram: HamTalkLiveEmail: contact@hamtalklive.comWeb: HamTalkLive.comCall-in Line: (859) 982-7373Show Schedule: www.hamtalklive.neilrapp.comThanks to our sponsors:Tower Electronics - www.pl-259.comICOM America - www.icomamerica.com/amateur

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Episode 22 - All SDR shack and DXpeditions - Glenn Johnson, W0GJ

Tonight on Ham Talk Live!, Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, takes your questions about his ALL SDR shack and his many DXpeditions including Palmyra, Navassa, and Heard Island. Call with your questions at 812-NET-HAM-1 or by Skype at HamTalkLive. Or, you can tweet your questions live to @hamtalklive.

38mins

15 Jul 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 135 - Portable Satellite Ops with Patrick, WD9EWK

Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK/VA7EWK will take your questions about operating satellite on the road! Patrick has logged thousands of miles on his portable gear, and he will give us some tips and some interesting stories from his adventures.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

45mins

5 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 154 - Operating Portable Events

Sean Kutzko, KX9X will take your calls about operating portable! We’ll be talking up portable #hamradio, including gear, strategies, operating programs like CNPOTA and US Islands, and ways to make your portable ops more fun. Call in with your questions and comments about going portable!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

55mins

1 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 144 - BeLoud Contest Station Build

Tonight we're getting LOUD with Steve Narducci, W9SN & Fred Dennin, WW4LL of the BeLoud Contest Station in Maine! We'll talk about the construction of station, how design for DXing and contesting differs, and more! And, we will take your questions and give away two Ham Talk Live! Grid Square T-shirts to some lucky callers!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

1hr 2mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 128 - Logging Options with Val, NV9L

Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L is on the air to talk about logging software and incorporating Logbook of the World. We will compare and contrast some common logging programs, and take your questions LIVE on the show!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

42mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 19 - Field Day Q&A with ARRL's Sean Kutzko, KX9X

Field Day is only two days away! So if you have any questions about Field Day... setup, scoring, timing, strategy... this is your chance to get them answered just in the nick of time! Sean Kutzko, KX9X, the former contest branch manager and current media and public relations manager at ARRL is here LIVE to take all of your questions! It's "Field Day Q&A" on this week's episode of Ham Talk Live!

45mins

24 Jun 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 50 - Joe Goes to Xenia: A Sneak Peek at Hamvention’s New Home

Tonight we're gearing up for the Dayton Hamvention! Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, is here to tell us about his recent trip to Xenia, OH and the Greene County Fairgrounds, which is the new home of Hamvention. We will take your calls LIVE as Joe tells us some of the early details of how the planning is coming along for Hamvention in a new location. Plus, it wouldn't be a show with Joe if we didn't talk at least a little about kit building. Joe will share with us some information about some new kits like the Bayou Jumper. Join the conversation during the show by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 (812-638-4261) or by Skype at hamtalklive. Or, you can tweet us @hamtalklive.

45mins

3 Feb 2017

Rank #7

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Episode 84 - Fallout II from 100 Watts and a Wire's K0STH

Christian Cudnik, K0STH is our guest tonight! He will be talking about an event called Fallout that is happening this weekend on HF! And Christian, the host of 100 Watts and a Wire, will take your questions LIVE on the air!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

45mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 122 - System Fusion

Tonight, Cory Sickles, WA3UVV will take your questions about System Fusion! We'll talk about how it works, and how it compares to other digital voice modes.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.And don't forget, next week's WRTC show is at 8 am Eastern instead of 9 pm!

47mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 124 - NASA On the Air Update

Back at the usual time tonight, our guests are from NASA on the Air! Dr. Rob Suggs, KB5EZ, from Marshall Space Flight Center; Mike Logan, KM4WUO from Langley Research Center; and Tanner Jones, W9TWJ and Ken Ransom, N5VHO from Johnson Space Center will give us an update on how the year long special event is going, and how it's going to really ramp up soon with the Apollo 11 anniversary. These guys will take your calls and answer your questions live on the show!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.Links:General Information: https://nasaontheair.wordpress.comContact Tracking System (CTS): https://nota.ka0s.netNOTA on Twitter: @NASARadioClubs hastags #NASAOnTheAir and #NOTANOTA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1101291730008122

48mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 54 - Dayton Hamvention Update with Michael Kalter, W8CI

Michael Kalter, W8CI, the official spokesperson for the Dayton Hamvention is on the show to give us the latest news on the plans for Hamvention at it's new home! Tune in for the interview, followed by your questions! If you have a question, give us a call LIVE during the show at 812-NET-HAM-1, or by Skype at Ham Talk Live. Or, you can tweet us @hamtalklive.

45mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 188 - Stealth Antennas and HOAs

John Portune, W6NBC is here to talk about the challenges of having antennas in HOA restricted areas, and how antennas can blend in with the surroundings. Be sure to tune in to hear his ideas and call with your questions!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-638-4261 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

40mins

1 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 146 - Making the Most of Satellite Time

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, from AMSAT is here to talk your calls about getting the most out of satellite time. We'll talk about what to say, when to say it, and other etiquette and protocol issues so that you can make the most of your satellite operation!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.We will refer to this document on the show, which is a good summary of what we discuss on the show: https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FM-Satellites-Best-Practices.pdf

53mins

28 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 105 - Using Winlink

Steve Waterman, K4CJX & Phil Sherrod, W4PHS will take your calls about Winlink! Learn how Winlink can send email and files over radio, and how it can be used in emergencies.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

44mins

9 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 159 - EmComm-1

Emmett Hohensee, W0QH will be here to take your calls about EmComm-1! EmComm-1 is an inter-operable communications van that can be deployed to connect air, land, and sea communications when needed.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-650-9556 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

51mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 148 - Pico Ballooning

Bill Brown, WB8ELK, the father of high altitude ballooning is here to take your questions about pico ballooning. Bill will talk about what the differences are with pico balloons, and how to do a launch.We also welcome our listeners on WTWW 5085 AM! Each week the show is rebroadcast on Saturday evenings (times TBD).NEW NUMBER TO CALL IN FOR TONIGHT ONLY: 812-650-9556... we will return to the usual 812-638-4261 next week.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-650-9556 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

51mins

11 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 174 - Hiram Percy Maxim Award Winner Ruth Willet, KM4LAO

2018 Hiram Percy Maxim Award winner Ruth Willet, KM4LAO is my guest tonight! We'll talk about the award, her school club, satellite operations, ARISS, and more. And as always, you can call in and ask Ruth your questions LIVE on the show!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

46mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 189 - NTS Message Handling

Marcia Forde, KW1U is here to talk about NTS message handling! Never passed a formal message before? Marcia will be here to tell you how, and to answer your questions!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-638-4261 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

52mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 138 - Ducie Island VP6D DXpedition LIVE

The VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition is the topic this week on Ham Talk Live! Glenn Petri, KE4KY, the chief pilot of the DXpedition, will join us on the show to tell us all about it and take your calls. We also hope to have Gene Spinelli, K5GS, via satellite phone LIVE from Ducie Island to give a real time update on how things are going and take your questions!Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

58mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 166 - EQUINOX: A Science Fiction Book with Ham Radio

Tonight you'll have a chance to call in and talk to the author of the science fiction book "Equinox", Dr. Dennis Barrett, N4ECW. The book features amateur radio as a lifeline for resisting an alien invasion.Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-650-9556 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

47mins

24 May 2019

Rank #20