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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.

May 22, 2018


Ham Radio Workbench 2018 Hamvention Interviews

Our Interview coverage from the floor of the 2018 Hamvention hosted by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.

00:02:29 - QRP Labs - Hans Summers G0UPL

00:26:07 - Siglent America - Jason Chonko

00:37:09 - Hytera America  - Matt Lunati N7OEI

00:52:20 - Small Batch Assembly -  Bob Coggeshall KW4WQ

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May 22, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench Live from Hamvention 2018

This week George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ are together in Xenia, OH for the 2018 Hamvention.  This episode celebrates the two year anniversary of the Workbench concept, and we are joined by our extended family for the occasion - Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith KR6ZY, Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF, Gerald “Powerpole the...

QRP Smarty Load

May 16, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench QRP Smarty Load


Our 21st century take on a classic piece of Ham Radio gear - we took a run of the mill QRP dummy load design and added an Arduino to create the Smarty Load.  This project features:

  • Up to 25 watts (Caution!  This unit will get hot - recommended to run with ventilation or a small fan to assist in...

QRP Dummy Load

May 16, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench QRP Dummy Load


Another perfect introduction to soldering, this project is a QRP Dummy Load rated for up to 25 Watts with an LED that indicates the presence of RF.  Caution! - This unit will get hot!  Use with good ventilation and maybe a small fan to dissipate heat!


12V DC Outlet Strip

May 15, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench 12V DC Outlet Strip Project Board


A perfect introduction to soldering!  The Ham Radio Workbench 12V DC Outlet Strip allows you to share a single 12v power source across four other devices.  This project features:

  • Designed for Anderson Powerpole Connectors
  • Total current capacity not to exceed 25 Amps @ 12V nominal
  • Four fuse holders that...