TWiT.TV Special Event Station W6KB On The Air Aug 20 and 21

With the new opening of the TWiT Brickhouse studios, Leo Laporte, W6TWT is going to be hosting a special event station to celebrate the opening of the new studio, with the help a few area Hams.

Leo, W6TWT at the future Ham Radio station site in the TWiT Brickhouse

Photo Courtesy of Leo Laporte – W6TWT

The Redwood Empire DX Association, who have been helpful in getting the new Amateur Radio station setup in the TWiT studios, will getting part of the special event station where visitors will be able to see the new studio and the classic Collins AM Broadcast station that will be on display and available for Hams to use 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 3pm on Sunday. The news release says each day, so I am assuming this is only for the special event. But I do remember Leo saying something about the station being available for other times, during an episode of Ham Nation. I’m sire someone will clarify this info.

The special event will use the call sign W6KB, but no word on specific frequencies to watch for the station, just that it will be on 40 and 20 meters in the afternoon and evenings. If any new info comes out, I would think it’ll show up on either Leo’s Ham Radio page or on the thread discussing this on

Anyone who does make a contact with the station, can QSL direct to W6TWT, P.O. Box 1018 in Petaluma, CA. 94953 .

Wish I could work these, but I still don’t have HF and will be out of the loop for a couple days because of my other job in broadcast radio. But hey, I get to hang out with some real kick ass bands this weekend. So it’s not a total wash.


Rich also writes a Tech blog and posts stories every Tuesday and Thursday on Q103, The Rock of Albany’s website, as well as Amateur Radio stories every Monday thru Friday here on AmiZed Studios.

Rich Gattie, KB2MOB, is a regular contributor to and writes from New York, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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