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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.

Feb 13, 2018

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George is down with the Flu, so Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith KR6ZY guest hosts this week.  We debrief on Winter Field Day and talk about the battery projects on KF7IJZ’s workbench and the antenna project on KR6ZY’s workbench.  Finally we share additional sessions from BayCon 2018.  First Pieter Noordhuis KK6VXV talks about developing software for working GOES Weather Satellites.  Finally, Tim Fairbairn AF6TF talks about Summits on the Air (SOTA).

Smitty KR6ZY

New Ham Radio Workbench Facebook Group -

Winter Field Day -

New Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Bundle Exclusive for Ham Radio Workbench listeners!  The regular price would be $339, but Digilent is offering a discount code for $100 off!  The bundle includes:

  • Analog Discovery 2
  • BNC Adapter Board
  • 2 BNC Scope Probes
  • Mini Grabbers
  • Extra Set of Fly Wires

Follow @HamWorkbench on Twitter or watch the new FaceBook groups for the link and code to appear sometime between February 15-16!  Full details will be shared in our next episode as well.

Rumor of a new Yaesu FT-818 radio -

Commentary on the desired features of an FT-817 Replacement -

Chinese HF QRP Radios

Elite Power Solutions 40 Ah Prismatic LiFePO4 Battery -

KF7IJZ Battery Box Design Videos

EEVBlog - Kirchoff’s Laws -

EEVBlog - Mesh and Nodal Circuit Analysis -

Powerwerx Panel Mounts -

20m Moxon Antenna build.

BayCon 2018 Presentations -