The Phasing Line Podcast

Sterling N0SSC and Marty KC1CWF talk ham radio...usually.
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The podcast where Marty KC1CWF and Sterling N0SSC talk ham radio...usually. 

Jan 30, 2017

Audio only version of N0SSC's presentation on youth in ham radio - how to get kids interested, what works, what doesn't, game theory, and more. This was his first speech at a hamfest on this topic, and the livestream broke a lot, but luckily I had an audio backup at 30:34 (hence the change in how it sounded). It was recorded 28 January 2017 at the St. Louis Suburban Radio Club (SLSRC) Winterfest hamfest.

Slides available at and the video also available at 


0:49 About N0SSC
4:02 The Real Issue(s)
5:25 How to Fix It
7:28 Emotional Connection
10:58 Gamifying Ham Radio Contesting
14:27 What Works
16:20 What Doesn't Work
17:34 Pre-High School
19:03 Scouting
19:43 High School
21:26 College
26:39 Post College
28:42 Youngsters on the Air
30:52 YOTA in the US
34:31 Conclusion

Jan 15, 2017

On this episode of the Phasing Line, Marty and Sterling join forces with the whole team at HamRadioNow. We talked about Youth, Contesting, Remotes, Cars, Emcomm, and everything in between! Take a listen here, or at HamRadioNow.TV.

Special mention to QSO Today's episode with Brooke Allen, N2BA, which was much of the discussion of this show. 

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About the hosts:
Sterling, N0SSC: 25 year old freshly graduated electrical engineer from St. Louis, Missouri who’s in the hobby for contesting, youth engagement, and just about everything else. He’s a former ARRL youth editor and a big advocate for collegiate amateur radio.

Marty, KC1CWF: The infamous “Chicken With Fries,”  is a 15 year old ham from the Boston, MA area, who loves contesting, DXing, building stations and mentoring others. He is very involved in ham radio related media production and web content.