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Share in the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire into 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. Records live every Wednesday at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific / 02:00 (Thu) UTC.
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HN 385: Quartzfest Preview

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:04pm

What to expect at Quartzfest 2019 with Gordo, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Randy updates us on his shack, viewer videos with Dale and more!

Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett

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HN 384: Orlando Hamcation Preview

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 9:03pm

Bob Heil talks with Michael Cauley W4MCA, chair of the 2019 Orlando Hamcation, Gordo talks with Marcus, KM6ANM about outfitting his Jeep with radio communication for ARES, George tries to get more range with his 430 MHz experiment and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden

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HN 383: Happy 2019!

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 9:45pm

Gordo talks to Barry Bettman K6ST about Kid's Day and getting young people interested in amateur radio, how will the government shutdown affect Hams, George experiments with 430 MHz and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden

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HN 382: The Best of 2018

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:00pm

Bob Heil and the Ham Nation crew look back on memorable segments from 2018!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett

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HN 381: Merry Christmas From Ham Nation!

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 9:38pm

Bob's "new" mobile transmitter, the Superstition Amateur Radio Club in Mesa, Arizona with Gordo, the first installment of Show Us Your Project with Randy, Winter Field Day and other videos with Dale, Amanda on the Last Man Standing set and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett

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HN 380: K3LR Antenna Projects and Santa!

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 9:22pm

Tim Duffy's "little" antenna project, using a graphing analyzer to check impedance on a coax cable, how to listen to the AMSAT Fox-1 Cliff satellite, getting kids on the air to talk on the Santa Net!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, and Don Wilbanks

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HN 379: Elecraft and QRZ

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 8:50pm

We're celebrating two milestone anniversaries: 25 years of QRZ and 20 years of Elecraft. We talk with QRZ Founder Fred Lloyd (AA7BQ) about the early days of the site, and Elecraft Co-Founders Eric Schwartz (WA6HHQ) and Waybe Burdick (N6KR) about the genesis of their company.

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden

Guests: Wayne Burdick, Eric Schwartz, and Fred Lloyd

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HN 378: Measuring Coax Impedance

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 9:43pm

The new ARRL 2019 calendar is here, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Larry the Radio Ham Guy shows off the Drok LM2596 voltage regulator, winterizing your equipment with Dan, the Santa Watch Net is coming, and Amanda with chat room questions!

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.

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HN 377: Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:00pm

Bob shows off a cheap and useful mat for your workbench, how to enter your College Club station for the 2019 NA Collegiate Championship with Valerie, an update on the Camp Fire in California on Amateur Radio Newsline, Gordo invites you to help test a loop antenna, the AMSAT 36th Annual 2018 Space Symposium highlights with Randy, and Amanda has your chatroom questions!

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.

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HN 376: The California Wildfires

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 9:37pm

Gordo on FireWatch in Southern California, thermography at a transmitter site with George Thomas, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, and Amanda talks with Greg Kruckenwitt(KG6SJT) about ARES and the California wildfires.

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.

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HN 375: Loopy For Loops!

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:15pm

Bob's transmitter find, Dale is back with another Show Your Shack, all about loop antennas with Gordo, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, giving back by being an Elmer with Val and Amanda is on location!

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

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HN 374: The Halloween Extravaganza!

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:46pm

Happy Halloween from the Ham Nation crew! On today's show: making sure you have good wiring in your home with Gordo, an update on Hurricane Michael relief efforts on Amateur Radio Newsline, Tales From the Transmitter Site with George, the Ultimate To-Go Station in an RV, chatroom questions with Amanda and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, George Thomas, and Amanda Alden

We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv.

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HN 373: Pacificon Recap

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 8:36pm

Bob, Gordo, and Randy at Pacificon, Amanda interviews Karl Martin KG4HBN on coordinating ham operators during hurricane Michael, adding a mixer to a ham shack with Dan, finding a replacement crew for the International Space Station, and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dan Vanevenhoven

Guest: Randy Hall

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HN 372: Bob and Randy Live From TWiT!

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:15pm

Up close with Heil Sound's Parametric Receive System, Randy's workbench build, Icom outreach with Ray Novak, George builds a breakout box, the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club WW2NO special event station with Don, chatroom questions with Amanda and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden

Guests: Randy Hall, Ray Novak, and Leo Laporte

We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv.

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HN 371: The New Handbook Is Here!

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 7:45pm

Connectors with Gordo, the ARRL Handbook for 2019 with George, the upcoming Air Land Sea Fest with Don, a few words from the author of Ham Radio is Alive and Well and Amanda with chat room questions!

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.

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HN 370: Charlie Wooten Broadcast Engineer on Hurricane Recovery

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 7:36pm

Bob Heil on Duke City Hamfest, HRO Superfest Milwaukee with Dan Vanevenhoven, Portable HF antennas with Gordo, George Thomas talks with broadcast engineer Charlie Wooten about his emergency response team, 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

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