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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.

Dec 18, 2018

We are proud to announce that Jeremy’s Wife Brittany, Mrs. IJZ, is now KE8LCA! She has already filed a vanity application for KF8IJZ. She joins us this week to talk through some questions from the current Technician question pool around electronics and antenna characteristics. This is also our final show of calendar year 2018. Thank you each and every one of our listeners for making the show possible through your support and engagement. We look forward to a great 2019!

We are very sorry to share that Dave Shoaf, KG6IRW, from Elecraft, who was our guest on the RF Power Amplifier episode (, passed away. Dave was a very experienced and knowledgeable ham and a great guest. Our thoughts are with Dave’s family and our friends at Elecraft.

Brittany would like to thank Dan KB6NU for his No Nonsense Technician Study Guide - available for FREE here -

Brittany would also like to thank Richard KD7BBC for - the free amateur radio testing and study guide site -

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Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout -

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