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This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. Join your hosts George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ as they discuss current developments in ham radio while introducing listeners to a plethora of topics and skills such as test equipment, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and Jeremy introduce hams of all ages to experimenting and learning within ham radio, which can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby. We are proudly sponsored by Autodesk Eagle ECAD tools and Elecraft.

This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. Join your hosts George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ as they discuss current developments in ham radio while introducing listeners to a plethora of topics and skills such as test equipment, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and Jeremy introduce hams of all ages to experimenting and learning within ham radio, which can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby. We are proudly sponsored by Autodesk Eagle ECAD tools and Elecraft.
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This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. Join your hosts George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ as they discuss current developments in ham radio while introducing listeners to a plethora of topics and skills such as test equipment, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and Jeremy introduce hams of all ages to experimenting and learning within ham radio, which can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby. We are proudly sponsored by Autodesk Eagle ECAD tools and Elecraft.

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English


Episodes

HRWB087-Using internets to support Communication without Radio

10/8/2019
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Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF talks to us about building internets (separate ot “The Internet”) to support communication in Ham Radio Activities such as Emergencies and Field Day, without radios. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/using-internets-to-support-communication-without-radio Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us...

Duration:02:56:10

HRWB086-Voice over IP For Ham Radio

9/24/2019
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Jeff Lehman N8ACL joins us to talk Voice over IP / Radio over IP options beyond D-Star/DMR/Yaesu System Fusion, etc. We explore technologies like IRLP, Echolink, and AllStar. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/Voice-Over-IP-for-Ham-Radio Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook -...

Duration:06:22:28

HRWB085-Flex Radio and Remote Operating Updates

9/10/2019
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Mike Walker, VA3MW, from Flex Radio Systems joins us to check on the latest at Flex and in remote radio operation. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/Flex-Radio-and-Remote-Operating-Updates Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/ BrandMeister Talkgroup...

Duration:04:15:02

HRWB084-QRP Service Monitor Design

8/27/2019
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Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY returns to debrief us on Amateur Radio at DEFCON 27. He also unveils the winner of his project pole, the QRP Service Monitor and deep dives on his design vision for the project. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/QRP-Service-Monitor-Design Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on...

Duration:06:14:12

HRWB083-Magnetic Loop Antennas

8/13/2019
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Jack Mandelman K1VT joins us again to talk about Magnetic Loop Antennas. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/magnetic-loop-antennas Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/ BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 -...

Duration:04:07:33

HRWB082-Software Defined Radio Software

7/30/2019
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In this episode, Gerald Wilson KK5FO gives us an overview of general receiver software for Software Defined Radios and deep dives on software designed for specific applications. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/software-defined-radio-software Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook -...

Duration:04:52:44

HRWB081-Software Defined Radio Receivers

7/16/2019
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Gerald Wilson KK5FO stops by to talk about the state of Software Defined Radio Hardware and Software in 2019. This show was intended to cover hardware and software applications, but the hardware segment went long. We will cover SDR software in an upcoming episode. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/software-defined-radio-receivers Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas -...

Duration:01:58:01

HRWB080-Classic Radio Restoration

7/2/2019
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Scott Kerr KE1RR, President of the Collins Collectors Association, talks to us about the history of Collins radios, the joy of collecting vintage equipment, and considerations for restoration. PERMALINK - http://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/classic-radio-restoration Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook -...

Duration:03:16:34

HRWB079-New Pursuits in the Old Hobby

6/18/2019
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This week Smitty KR6ZY joins George in the cohost chair as Jeremy had family obligations. George talks about his new found interest in a series of tubes, and Mark talks about finding a new found interest. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/new-pursuits-in-the-old-hobby Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on...

Duration:05:06:27

HRWB078 2019 Hamvention Debrief

6/4/2019
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Rod Hardman, VA3ON joins us to share his take on the 2019 Hamvention as someone who was actually able to go out and experience it! Cale K4CDN GoFundMe to help w/ Carla’s Cancer - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/2019-Hamvention-Debrief Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas -...

Duration:04:28:22

HRWB077-Hamvention 2019 Wrap Up

5/21/2019
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George, Brittany, and Jeremy just returned from Hamvention 2019 in Xenia, OH. We had a record year this year - there was no shortage of folks who stopped by to say hello and to pick up our build projects! In fact, we were so busy that we didn’t get our usual level of coverage this year. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to say hello and support us. A special big thanks to the guy who bought my go box! We interview Eric from Elecraft on the new K4 Direct Sampling SDR HF Transceiver,...

Duration:04:11:19

HRWB076 Field Day 2019

5/7/2019
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John Jacobs W7DBO is back to talk about preparations for ARRL Field Day 2019. We talk equipment, operating styles, and opportunities to improve our skills. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/field-day-2019 Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook -...

Duration:04:40:56

HRWB075-Benchduino and Hamvention 2019

4/23/2019
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George takes us on a tour of the new Benchduino rapid prototyping platform. This platform gives you access to common peripherals such as controls, displays, and even a breakout directly in to the Analog Discover 2! It is compatible with a wide array of processing boards such as the Adafruit Feathers and the Raspberry Pi Zero. We also talk about Hamvention 2019 - we will be there again in booth 3104 - stop by and say hello! PERMALINK -...

Duration:04:35:44

HRWB074-Panadapters

4/9/2019
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Eric Swartz, co-founder of Elecraft, drops by to deep dive on panadapters. We talk about their use, their features, and their technology. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/panadapters Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/ BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 -...

Duration:04:06:15

HRWB073-BayCon 2019 - Cisco TacOps, APRS, DMR

3/26/2019
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We bring you the third installment of content from BayCon 2019. Dustin KM6QNK talks to us about Cisco’s Tactical Operations Emergency Communication team. Ray KF6GPE talks to us about the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS). Reilly K6YAP will take us home with his presentation about Digital Mobile Radio (DMR). PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/BayCon2019-Cisco-TacOps-APRS-DMR Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/Follow us on Twitter -...

Duration:04:29:30

HRWB072-Test Equipment with Jason from Siglent

3/12/2019
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This week, Jason Chonko from Siglent America joins us to talk about getting your first piece of bench test equipment. We also explore signal generators, RF test gear, and exciting things coming from Siglent. Siglent will appear at the 2019 Hamvention. PERMALINK: https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/test-equipment-with-jason-from-siglent Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for feedback and ideas -...

Duration:03:39:33

HRWB071-BayCon2019 Part 2 - Ham Roots of Silicon Valley, Off-Grid Solar

2/26/2019
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We go back to BayCon 2019, the Bay Net radio club’s annual radio conference. In the first segment we will hear from Paul Wesling KM6LH about Silicon Valley’s roots in amateur radio. Marcel Stieber AI6MS talks to us about setting up solar power systems for off-grid operation of repeater sites and Field Day. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/baycon2019-ham-Origins-of-silicon-valley-off-grid-solar-operation Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on...

Duration:02:31:45

HRWB070-2019 Winter Field Day and QRP and SOTA from BayCon

2/12/2019
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This week we feature several topics related to operating in the field. Jeremy debriefs on the Ohio Valley Experimenters Club 2019 Winter Field Day experience. George brings us two presentations from BayCon 2019 - Doug Hendricks KI6DS on QRP and Rex Vokey KE6MT on Summits on the Air. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/2019-WFD-and-BayCon-QRP-and-SOTA Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us for...

Duration:04:48:04

HRWB069-What is Arduino

1/29/2019
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Brittany KF8IJZ received an Arduino kit with many sensors and addons for Christmas and is starting to get familiar with the microcontroller and its capabilities. Mark KR6ZY joins us to answer the fundamental question of “What is Arduino?” We talk through some fundamentals and some practical examples of projects one can complete with an Arduino compatible microcontroller. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/what-is-arduino Our Website -...

Duration:05:26:51

HRWB068-BUilding the K7AGE Workbench

1/15/2019
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Randy K7AGE of YouTube fame recently moved in to a new home on the coast of Oregon and had the enviable problem of outfitting his space for Ham Radio and Workbench activities. This week, he joins us to talk about building his workbench as well as how to shop Ham Fests for great deals on test equipment. PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/building-the-k7age-workbench Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter -...

Duration:04:33:58