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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.

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 student who lead a team to design and build a balloon launched cross-band repeater for search and rescue purposes. He presented this project at the 2017 Dayton Youth Forum. He shares with us the components utilized in the repeater and the processes that he went through to design and build a solution. Rob continues to work with students today and he shares with us the most recent project-a portable solar-powered digipeater meant to handle text-based traffic in remote disaster areas with no infrastructure. Along the way, Rob also shares some of his tips on how to get youth interested in amateur radio.

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