100 Watts and a Wire: Episode 52 is posted

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0STH, Jul 12, 2016.

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  1. K0STH

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    On this episode Christian, K0STH returns from a cross country road trip to Montana. We discuss portable ops, America's landmarks, our one year anniversary and more!


    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.

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    Our weekly 'Gathering of the Willing' happens on Thursday evenings beginning between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC. Bands and frequencies may vary.
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  2. KD8WBQ

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    100 watts is a nice power output on a wire, but 15 to 18 watts is fun also. I got my Tech ticket back in Dec of 2013 and the next year I hit Bosnia once, Aruba once, Brazil twice
    plus two stations on the western edge of Arizona twice from 35 miles just east of the Cleveland Ohio area. I got that far off of a 4:1 Unun, end fed 85 foot long, 180 lb test stainless
    steel down rigger fishing line antenna, up approx 16 feet from ground in a 90 deg horizontal setup, one leg runs N/S and other leg E/W , with an old HR2600 10 meter mobile radio doing
    between 15 and 18 watts on usb.. and my MFJ -949E tuner.

    I don't think this power level is quite QRP, but is in the realm of some old mobile radios that are easy to drag out into the field with a battery, a long wire and an antenna tuner to have some fun with.
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