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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.

Jun 20, 2017

This week on the Workbench Podcast; Smitty KR6ZY joins George and Jeremy to talk the BitX40. The BITX40 is a popular $60 40M 7W SSB transceiver “kit” available from .  Smitty gives a great general introduction on the radio, its capabilities, and its opportunities.  We encourage our listeners to order theirs now as we will be doing a series of segments over the next few episodes to highlight opportunities for this little radio!

Antenna Analyzer Boards – Here with less than 50 now in stock

Posted rev 1.0 of the Power Board firmware by Ed W6ELA on

Interview on 3D Printing Today – 191_3DPrinting_Today

SDR – AirSpy –

SDRSharp – Software Links

Diamond D220R – Discone Antenna

FM Broadcast Band Filter – Broadcast FM Block Filter (88 – 108 MHz Block) by RTL-SDR Blog 

AM Broadcast Band Filter – Broadcast AM Reject High Pass Filter (2.6 MHz HPF) by RTL-SDR Blog

ADSB Filter –

Lego Saturn V – sold out from LEGO, available on Amazon for an additional $100+ 

BitX40 –

KR6ZY’s Intro to the BitX40 Video –

BitX40 Hacking Blog –

BitX40 Community –

Solder Smoke Podcast –

Solder Smoke – Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics