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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.

Oct 23, 2018

George KJ6VU is away at Pacificon so Nick KN6NK stops by to deep dive on Solar Power fundamentals.  We talk about understanding your power requirements, sizing your batteries, and how to factor your solar production needs.  We also talk about solar charge controllers to tie it all together. Jeremy KF7IJZ also gives...

Oct 9, 2018

George KJ6VU walks us through the most common components found in a modern FM repeater.  We cover antennas, duplexers, coax, radios, controllers, and other helpful information for those who are considering taking on the project of an analog repeater build.

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Sep 25, 2018

Most of us have several devices connected to the Internet in our Ham Shacks.  A computer, a digital mode hotspot, and a Raspberry Pi are several common items one would find.  We may not give much thought to these devices because affordable commercially available equipment make it a breeze to connect devices to each...

Sep 11, 2018

Rod Hardman VA3ON joins George for part two of the “Workbench in the Field” series.  Rod and George discuss portable radio selection and field build projects.

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Aug 28, 2018

This week we are joined by Rob KA2PBT and Evan KD2IZW to talk about building creative solutions to post emergency or disaster communications problems. Rob is engaged with his local high-school and has been working with youth to engage them in hands-on engineering and problem-solving using amateur radio. Evan is a former...