In this episode of the Workbench, you get a front row seat for the Hamvention Workbench Forum on Saturday! Listen in as we discuss why – It Has Never Been a Better Time to be a Ham (Especially if you like to build things)
Following the Forum Presentation Jeremy brings in some of our last interviews from Hamvention 2017.
Michael Ossman / Great Scott Gadgets
Linux in the Ham Shack
Hot on the heels of Hamvention 2017 … the Ham Nation 300 Special Event kicks off Wednesday evening the 24 of May. The on-air event celebrates the 300th episode of the TWiT.TV podcast Ham Nation.
Show hosts and after-show net control operators will all be on the air. The event begins at 0300Z on May 25th and ends at 0500Z on June 1st.
Ham Nation hosts operating “wild card” stations with their own callsigns include: K9EID, Bob Heil; WB6NOA, Gordon West; K7AGE, Randy Hall and W5JDX, George Thomas.
Ham Nation is an audio and video podcast that is broadcast live on the internet channel TWiT.tv. Hams can view the program live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday evening.
HAM NATION CHALLENGE COMPETITION RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 31
The Ham Nation Challenge ends on August 31, 2017. The “Challenge” is designed to reflect the spirit of Ham Radio. During the challenge hams can receive a special certificate by earning up to 400 of the possible 650 points. Hams receiving the top three scores appear on Ham Nation in September.
Hams earn challenge points by completing simple tasks like … submitting a chat room question; submitting a video or shack photo for broadcast or scoring a “selfie” with a host or net control operator.
By completing the more challenging tasks hams earn more points. More difficult tasks include … becoming a Volunteer Examiner; upgrading their amateur license or earning their WAS or DXCC. A complete list of the challenge tasks and points awarded is available on each of the nine 1×1 callsign QRZ pages.