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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 19, 2018

Ham Radio Workbench Spectrum Analyzers

Jason Chonko from Siglent America is joined by Nick KN6NK to give an in-depth intorudction to spectrum analyzers.  We talk about the specs, features, and engineering that make up this handy piece of frequency-domain test equipment.  We also explore several common spectrum analyzer uses such as filter and cavity tuning as well as radio purity evaluation.

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Siglent SSA3000X Series Spectrum Analyzers -

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LXI Tools

SSA3021X/SSA3032X reviews:

EEVBlog review  teardown

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The Signal Path