On this episode, Don, AE5DW visits to discuss his 20 years with Amateur Radio Newsline. From cassettes and cart machines to the digital age, we dip back in time to explore his early days. Don also reflects on his relationship with Bill Pasternak, and the quest to find this year's Young Ham of the Year. http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watts-and-a-wire/episode49 100 Watts and a Wire ® is a weekly podcast celebrating amateur radio. Join Christian Cudnik, K0STH for topical conversation, interviews, news and an entertaining look at the adventures of a ham trying to figure it all out. 100 Watts and a Wire is perfect for those who are new to ham radio, those looking to serve as Elmer’s, and the technically curious crowd. Whether you run 5 watts or 1500 watts, everyone is welcome. In our community, it's OK not to know everything, ask for help, give advice and get on the air. Visit 100wattsandawire.com for more information. You can subscribe to the show by clicking the RSS feed. Or, by using podcast apps like, iTunes or Stitcher. iTunes: goo.gl/G4ODJc Stitcher: goo.gl/X3hrsa Calling Frequencies: 14287 and 7180 Our weekly 'Gathering of the Willing' happens on Thursday evenings beginning between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC. Bands and frequencies may vary.