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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.

Apr 10, 2018

HRWB047-Yaesu System Fusion

Today we bring you a BayCon 2018 presentation from David Ranch KI6ZHD on Yaesu’s contribution to the Digital Voice radio market - Yaesu System Fusion.  David gives a brief overview of the mode and then talks about the state of Yaesu System Fusion in 2018. George and Jeremy spend a long time catching up on projects, many related to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR).  George gives a brief update on the Ham Radio Workbench Build projects for the 2018 season.

Yaesu System Fusion Content begins at 2:20:23

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Goodbye Curtis K5CLM from the Everything Ham Radio podcast -

Cale Nelson K4CDN, founder of has relaunched his Modern Christian Men podcast -

Uniden announces new “SDR” direct sampling scanner - SDS100 -

New Raspberry PI 3 B+ Launched -

Raspberry Pi UARTs -

History Skunk Works Book -

History of AT&T Bell Labs - The Idea Factory

Internet Labs D-STAR Hot Spot - the Digital Voice Access Point -

Ultibots D300VS Plus Delta Style 3D Printer -

Anytone AT-868UV Amateur Friendly Dual Band DMR Radio -

SharRF OpenSpot Digital Voice (DMR, D-STAR, Yaesu System Fusion) -

GL.INET Mini Wireless Router with external antennas AR300M16-EXT -

GL.iNet AR300M16 Product Page -

Portable USB-powered travel 5-port 10/100mbps network switch -

Nextion Displays for MMDVM/Raspberry PI based HotSpots -

Demonstration of custom Nextion MMDVM displays -

2014 Counterfit FTDI articles -

DMR Automatic calibration for SharkRF OpenSpot -

Download DMR contacts and Talk Groups for several different radios -

New Codeplug Management software for various Chinese DMR Radios -

Wago Wire Lever Nuts -

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