Ham Talk Live! Episode 171 - World Scout Jamboree & WalMart Parking Lots On the Air

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  1. WB9VPG

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    It's a busy time in ham radio, and we are cramming two topics into one show this week!

    First, Bill Stearns, NE4RD, Mike Crownover, AD5A, and Jim Wilson, K5ND will be here to talk about the World Scout Jamboree which will be hosted in the USA later this summer. Their committee is making big plans for ham radio at the Scouts BSA Jamboree, and they need your help on the air.

    Plus, WalMart Parking Lots on the Air is back July 6th and 7th! We'll update you on that as well.

    And as always, we will take your calls and tweets during the show!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night (6/27) at 9 pm EDT (Friday 0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube. A replay is also broadcast on WTWW 5085 AM on Saturday nights at approximately 6:30 pm Eastern.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-650-9556 live during the call-in segment of the show. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

    Ham Talk Live! will be off the air next week for the 4th of July.

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  2. K8JHR

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    Walmarts on the air? I don't mind working every park in creation ... but ... um ... er ... that's a bit too much for me. (I am NOT being critical ... just saying I will pass on this opportunity.) :) :) ;-)

    Good luck and ENJOY! As my favorite Elmer says, "Shucks, it's all good!" :)

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  3. K3RLD

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    It's sort of tongue in cheek. It came up because it turns out that a surprising amount of maidenhead grid boundaries run through walmart parking lots. That fact combined with twitter spawned WMPLOTA. It's a good time!

    Forgot to mention that it's a satellite qso event....
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  4. WB9VPG

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    Nope. I mentioned the show is about it. Don't give it away :)
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  5. WE4B

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    I'm going to put an extra coat or two of satellite wax on the Arrow for me an W4AQT. It worked in the past, so why change now. Still waiting to see if we get multipliers for fried chicken :D
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  7. WX7P

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    I'll pass also.

    I didn't realize some in ham radio are in the habit of promoting a private business through the use of their facilities.

    Tongue in cheek or not, this is a dumb idea. If the whole exercise is about satellites let the name reflect 'satellites' not some for profit business.
  8. K3RLD

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  9. W4EAE

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    This is getting a little silly.

    I do not think that there is anyone in the United States who has not heard of Wal-Mart and already has an opinion about it; good, bad or indifferent. I think that the possibility of 'promotion' is long gone. When I saw the name of the event, I laughed.

    There are also at least a few communities in my state where the Wal-Mart parking lot is simply the biggest open, public space. Not every town has parks.
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  10. W5EVT

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    No way, Club here wanted to use small corner of their lot to host a Santa on the Air event last Christmas.
    Manager and corporate office refused to even talk to us. Black list for me.
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