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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 27, 2018

HRWB044 - Basic HF Antennas Banner

John Jacobs, host of the Field Radio Podcast, returns join in a discussion of basic DIY HF antennas.  We talk some of the most common and easiest to build antennas such as Dipoles as well as how to build them and where to scrounge for materials!  We also talk about our plans for our respective shows in light of Cale’s recent archiving of Ham Radio 360. We share the details of the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 package (and discount code!) with the audience!

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John Jacobs W7DBO, host of the Field Radio Podcast

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The Ham Radio 360 Archive -

Keep up with Cale Nelson K4CDN at the 6 Arrows Radio Network -

The EXCLUSIVE Digilent Ham Radio Workbench Analog Discovery 2 Package -

Use code HamRadioWorkbench2018 to save $100 (view cart to add code before checking out)

The new BayNet DMR Talkgroup is 31075

The new Yaesu FT-818 (the next generation FT-817 QRP Radio) -

KF7IJZ Demonstrates Kirchoff’s Current Law as it applies to portable power boxes for charging and discharging at the same time -

Powerwerx Panel Mounts -

Julian - Survival Tech Nord -

Stuart KB1HQS -

KF7IJZ’s ICOM IC-7300 Voice Keyer Video -

Comms to Go Portable Power Solutions -

HF Dipole antenna Calculator - (or divide your frequency by 468 as a starting point for a half-wave HF dipole)

Where does 468 come from? by KB6NU -

DIY End Fed Antenna -

Bell Labs demonstration on Impedance -

RigExpert Antenna Analyzers -

DIY Dipole Center Insulator from W6LG -

RF-Parts for RF connectors -

The Wireman for high-quality antenna wire -

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on Antenna Wire -

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on End Fed Antennas -

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on Feed Line -

NVIS Antenna Build Example -

Mag Loop -

Making a high quality “Ugly” Balun -

Knot Tying is an invaluable skill for outside antenna work

Knot Books

W4EDF erecting a 3 painter’s pole multi-band dipole by himself -

Small Loop Calculator -

VK3YE DIY Small 40M Magnetic Loop -