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Ham Radio Workbench Podcast

This podcast is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the ham radio operator. 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.

Jul 17, 2018

HRWB055 4-Port Coax Relay Project Design

George KJ6VU takes us through a thorough deep dive of the design of the 4-Port Coax Relay Project.  We talk about the five major sections of the project - RF circuit switching with relays, control via PIC Microcontroller, the power supply, the user interface, and serial communications.  Each section provides...

Jul 3, 2018

HRWB Field Day 2018 Debrief

George and Jeremy spend time talking about their 2018 ARRL Field Day Experiences.  They discuss their general setups, what worked, what didn’t, and what they would do differently in 2019.

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Jun 19, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench Spectrum Analyzers

Jason Chonko from Siglent America is joined by Nick KN6NK to give an in-depth intorudction to spectrum analyzers.  We talk about the specs, features, and engineering that make up this handy piece of frequency-domain test equipment.  We also explore several common spectrum analyzer uses such as filter and cavity tuning...

Jun 5, 2018

HRWB052-2018 FDIM Presentations

One final piece of content from the 2018 Hamvention.  Every year, the QRP Amateur Radio Club International hosts a QRP conference called Four Days in May that proceeds Hamvention.  The event is home to a large collection of amateurs passionate about low power operation and building their own radios. George attended the...

May 22, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench Live from Hamvention 2018

This week George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ are together in Xenia, OH for the 2018 Hamvention.  This episode celebrates the two year anniversary of the Workbench concept, and we are joined by our extended family for the occasion - Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith KR6ZY, Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF, Gerald “Powerpole the...