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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 27, 2019

Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY returns to debrief us on Amateur Radio at DEFCON 27.  He also unveils the winner of his project pole, the QRP Service Monitor and deep dives on his design vision for the project.



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