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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.

Mar 21, 2023

In this episode Jeff, W9KW, tells us all about battery technology and how to select a battery and properly take care of it.  At the end we take a dive into battery conditioners and talk about how useful they are especially if you are an avid field operator. 

Mar 10, 2023

Come join us at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on March 25th and 26th.  We kick things off on Friday March 24th at 6 PM Pacific Time with the Ham Radio Workbench live stream !  See you there.


Mar 7, 2023

In this episode Marcel, AI6MS, explains everything you ever wanted to know about the popular 18650 rechargable batteries.  Rick, KC6UFT, talks about his desire to build 18650 battery packs that led him to design and program his own Arduino powered 18650 battery tester.

Feb 21, 2023

In thi episode, our very own Vince, VE6LK, tells us about his recent POTA (Parks on the Air) adventures where he operated from several parks in snowy Alberta Canada as part of the RAC Portable Operating Challenge.  Vince shares his advice on portable gear, operating tips and challenges of operating in cold weather.   By...

Feb 7, 2023

In this episode we learn all about transverters with Dan Quigley N7HQ.  Transverters let you operate on higher frequency bands like 2m, 220, UHF, 902 and up with a common HF radio.  With Dan's experience at Flex Radio we take a close look at how these feature rich software defined radios can be used...