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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 / 01:00 (Thu) UTC.
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HN 461: Intrepid DX and Virtual YOTA Activities

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 10:12pm

Bob and Don remember Charlie Daniels, Paul Ewing N6PSE on the Intrepid-DX group, Neil Rapp WB9VPG with Virtual YOTA Day Winners, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, stick antennas with Gordo, your questions with Amanda and more!

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

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HN 460: Indoor Antennas That Work!

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 9:48pm

Bob Heil talks to Jim Cessna AC0KN about his attic antenna setup, dipole vs. beam antennas with Gordo, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Field Day recaps with George and Amanda and more!

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

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HN 459: Field Day, Kits, And More!

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 9:58pm

Staying safe this Field Day with Gordo, kit building with Joe Eisenberg K0NEB, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, how to get bonus points on Field Day with Amanda, and more!

Hosts: Gordon West, Don Wilbanks, and Amanda Alden

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HN 458: Gordo's VHF Contest Propagation Report

Wed, 06/17/2020 - 9:22pm

Recapping the VHF contest with Gordo, Randy continues building his shack, Robert Wareham N0ESQ surprises Amanda with a position in the ARRL Colorado section, more Tales from the Transmitter Site with George, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don and Dr. Tamitha Skov, your questions with Amanda, and more!

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

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HN 457: YOTA Summer Camp

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 9:25pm

Bob's new Pine Board progress, working DX with Gordo, George has a new tale from the transmitter site, Youth on the Air Camp will still go on from home with Neil Rapp and Chris Brault, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, your questions with Amanda and more!

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

Guests: Neil Rapp and Chris Brault KD8YVJ

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HN 456: Hams Gone YL'd 3.0

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 12:07am

On this special edition of Ham Nation, Amanda and Valerie feature leading YLs in amateur radio:

  • Anne Dirkman KC9YL on the history of YLRL
  • Leanne Bulger W4LEA on teaching CW
  • Andrea Slack K2EZ and the evolution of her amazing mobile Rover station
  • Michelle Carey W5MQC with a very active all YL club

And Dr. Tamitha Skov WX6SWW joins with a live Solar Update and Q&A!

Hosts: Amanda Alden, Valerie Hotzfeld, George Thomas, and Don Wilbanks

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HN 455: 107-Year-Old Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:18pm

Bob interviews 107-year-old ham Cliff Kayhart W4KKP, Valerie and Mike Crownover AD5A present the 2020 IOTA Expeditioner of the Year Award to Mike Zavarukhin VE7ACN, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, your questions with Amanda and more!

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

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HN 454: Val Presents The CQ DX Hall Of Fame Awards!

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:03pm

Building a better ventilator with Dr. Gordon Gibby KX4Z on Club Spotlight, Winlink Wednesdays with Gordo and John Hill KF5VO, Valerie and Bob Schenck N2OO present the winners of the CQ DX Hall of Fame awards, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, ARRL HF Dipoles Antennas for Amateur Radio with George, your questions with Amanda and more!

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

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HN 453: Club Spotlight on Four Active Clubs!

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:20pm

This week is a full Club Spotlight with four clubs! K2Heroes Net with Peter W2JV, GOTAhams WG6OTA with Jack KM6UMQ, the Lebanon Valley Society of Radio Amateurs with Titus AB3WX, and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club with Joe KD0TYU.

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

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HN 452: Long Island CW Club & Virtual Contest U!

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 10:36pm

Club Spotlight on the Long Island CW Club, making contacts in your backyard with Gordo, continuing the CW Arduino project with George, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Val talks with Tim Duffy on this year's Contest University, and more!

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

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HN 451: COVID-19: The Doctors Are In The House!

Wed, 04/29/2020 - 10:34pm

Dr. Scott Wright K0MD and Dr. Harry Przekop WB9EDP answer questions about COVID-19, Club Spotlight on the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, George plays with CW on the Arduino, and more!

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

Guests: Dr. Scott Wright, M.D. and Dr. Harry Przekop

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HN 450: Health and Welfare Nets

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 9:59pm

Club Spotlight on the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club and Rochester Amateur Radio Association, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, putting up an antenna in your backyard with Gordo, gathering the parts for Bob's next project, ways to volunteer during this pandemic with Valerie, donating convalescent plasma with Andy Anderson, questions with Amanda and more!

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

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HN 449: Zoom Security, Bicycle Mobile and More!

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 10:39pm

Budd Drummond W3FF and his Lightfoot cycle rig, Curt Franklin KG4GWA on thinking about security while using Zoom, Don Arnold W6GPS on how a ham can help during a disaster, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, Solar Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Bob and George announce a new project, writing some code on the Arduino with George, your questions with Amanda and more!

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

Guest: Curt Franklin

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HN 448: Quarantine For Hams

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:36pm
  • How you can help fight COVID-19 with Dr. Scott Wright K0MD
  • Club Spotlight on the Tri-Town Amateur Radio Club with Todd Schumann KA9IUC
  • Taking your exams remote with Larry Pollock NB5X
  • A tour of the ATN broadcast truck with Roland Hoffman KC6JPG
  • Tracy Lenocker WM6T has a beginner's walkthrough for Zoom
  • How to watch Ham Nation live with George
  • A station in the United Nations building

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

Guest: Dr. Scott Wright, M.D.

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HN 447: Using Zoom For Your Club Meetings

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:36pm

How to use Zoom for your club meetings with Fred Kemmerer AB1OC, Bob Bastone WC3O on his train ride to the ARRL headquarters, Gordo on trap antennas, George's Echolink repeater, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don, and Amanda with your questions!

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

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HN 446: Club Meetings and Personal Distancing

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:14pm

Bob Heil and Gordon West talk to Mary Catherine (KI4HHI) and Joe Domaleski (KI4ASK), using Zoom for your remote club meetings with Tom Nolan W3EX, Amateur Radio Newsline with Don and Solar Weather Update with Dr. Tamitha Skov, Contest University status with Tim Duffy, VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition with Val, questions with Amanda and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, 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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