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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

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
7
5
6
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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Episode 184

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On this episode, we go from 67 degrees to 12 inches of snow in 4 days! How did St. Louis respond to the storm? Also, we asked our listeners to share their most valuable ham radio lessons of 2018. Plus, Neil WB9VPG introduces us to the next generation of amateur radio operators. All this and more on this episode of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jan 15 2019
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Rank #4: Episode 204

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On this episode, we recap the 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up. Speaking of tune up, the Hex Beam slowly gets a face life. We’ll talk about bring that antenna down. Plus, Ed, DD5LP introduces us to Summits on the Air. If you are curious about SOTA, this is a great starting point. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jun 11 2019
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Rank #5: Episode 203

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On this episode, mother nature strikes again. High winds, lightening and heavy rain pushed through on Saturday. From the house, we can see tree debris. Our analyzer shows issues on a few antennas. Let’s take a walk to assess the damage. If I can fix it, I will. Julian, OH8STH returns to share his plan for the upcoming 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up. Are you ready? Let’s go!

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Jun 02 2019
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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: Episode 202

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On this episode, Missouri is recovering from a series of tornadoes. Specifically, Jefferson City. Do you believe Emergency Communications is the future of amateur radio? Our Special Ops segment returns. This week, we focus on the next generation of radio operators. Plus, K0STH joins a radio club. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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May 26 2019
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Rank #10: Episode 186

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On this episode, the state of hamfests. Is it time to reinvent the way they are presented? We also talk about Winter Field Day. Did you get out in the cold? Maybe you told a Winter Field Day op that your net was about to start? Here’s a reminder: Your net is not important! Plus, we learn more about the fascinating world of satellites. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jan 29 2019
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Rank #11: Episode 185

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On this episode, a reaction to an article in the February 2019 edition of QST. Although it recognizes “The Spectrum of Hams”, does it go far enough? We’ll also take you behind the scene with a net control station of a local traffic net. Plus, off grid and grid down communications. Julian, OH8STN is this week’s “Special Op”. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jan 23 2019
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Rank #12: Episode 154

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On this episode, we take a walk in the country for a closer look at the Tune Up. Also, Christian talks about traveling and amateur radio. Plus, sneeze based QRM. Is it real? All of this and more information about the Sunday Net on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

* Our apologies for the strange fluttering audio in segment one.*    

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Jun 18 2018
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Rank #13: Episode 155

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On this episode, it's Field Day! We talk about this great event and remind you to stay safe, hydrated and to have fun. Plus, the backstory on the recent photo posted on social media. Some people thought K0STH ate a squirrel. Others, a human liver. Raspberry Pi? We also learn a little more about DMR. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 

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Jun 22 2018
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Rank #14: Episode 156

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On this episode, we share notes from the road. This week, we're in Roanoke, Virginia where much of this landscape is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. K0STH talks about shortwave listening, difficult operating conditions and watching Field Day videos on YouTube. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. 

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Jul 01 2018
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Rank #15: Episode 205

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On this episode, the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup! Plus, we hit the trail with a SOTA legend. Steve, WG0AT shares his passion for activating Summits in the great state of Colorado. Also, it’s time for Field Day! Stay safe and have fun. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Jun 19 2019
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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Episode 200

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On this episode, It’s Hamvention week! We flashback to 2018 and visit with friends from ARN and YouTube. Our Special Ops segment returns. This week, Ria, N2RJ teaches us about contesting and the digital modes. Plus, we celebrate our 200 show with Gary Coleman, Ricardo Montalban and Russell Johnson! All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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May 13 2019
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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Episode 197

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On this episode, we share more information about the 100 Watts and a Wire: Antenna Tune Up on June 7-9. We also flash back to a fascinating interview with Dave Rotbart, W6ODF. Mr. Rotbart has become a silent key. We share his fascinating story one last time. Plus, Neil WB9VPG returns to teach us about mentoring the next generation of amateur radio operators. All of this and more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire.

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Apr 15 2019
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