On this episode, we remember RadioShack. Once again, the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. What are your memories? We also test a portable tuner free vertical antenna. Will we get out in very poor winter conditions? Plus, a listener asks Christian about microphones. Does one size fit all? Or, is this a trap? All of this an more on this edition of 100 Watts and a Wire. === http://100wattsandawire.com/100-watts-and-a-wire/episode89 === 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 HF Calling Frequencies: 14287 and 7180 DSTAR REF026B EchoLink: Node 517090 Gathers happen on Thursdays at 8p Central. Bands may vary.