Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weekly Ham Radio Show on TWiT Network Update

In an earlier post, I talked about an upcoming netcast show about Ham Radio called HAM NATION.  The show has now officially been added to the TWiT Network schedule.
On 14 May 2011, Leo Laporte announced the new HAM NATION show on his TWiT network.  The host of the show is none other than the famous Ham and sound aficionado K9EID Bob Heil of Heil Sound.

The first show will be on May 24, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.

UPDATE: Bob announced that the show will be broadcast live every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific.  It will be available for download on the TWiT Network.

Bob’s first guest is Extra Class Operator WB6ACU Joe Walsh whom we also know a member of the band “the Eagles”.  Joe is bringing more than just his amateur radio knowledge to the show.  He wrote its theme song too!

Bob brings a wealth of experience both as a Ham and as an Sound Engineer as the show host.  Read my earlier posting, then scroll on it to watch Bob’s interview with Leo Laporte on his Triangulation show.  You’ll immediately see the quality of wit, experience and presence that Bob will bring to his new show. 
Tune in an listen to the show live on your computer or download the videocast / podcast.  The show time and details will soon be posted on the TWiT Network home page

I’ve sent suggestions to Leo Laporte that he take advantage of having Bob Heil on his network and get his own amateur radio license.  Perhaps you should suggest the same thing to both Leo and to Bob.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they would include a weekly installment on the show to help and encourage interested people get their amateur license!   That would be a great service to the local communities of the new hams through their radio skills to help the community in not only disasters but in regular community events.

The first show is available for download or online viewing here.

Bob Heil at Hamvention 2008


  1. Leo has commented on his other shows such as This Week in Tech TWiT that he does plan on getting his ticket with segments on the show. He partly doing it because he found out that John C. Dvorak is now KJ6LNG.

  2. Leo told me he plans on getting all three Ham license ... Technician, General and Extra as part of the show over time. Should be fun to watch and hopefully, it will encourage many more folks to get their own Ham licenses.

    For those who missed the first three shows, I especially enjoyed show number two that included a Ham operator who went to Joplin, Missouri to help with communications.


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