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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.

Apr 24, 2018

HRWB048-2018 Hamvention

Smitty KR6ZY joins as co-host this week as George is on vacation.  Smitty will be making a road trip to Xenia, OH to attend the 2018 Hamvention for the first time.  We talk about the preparations he’s undergoing to maximize his mobile Ham Radio experience as he drives cross country.  He talks to us about operating...

Apr 10, 2018

HRWB047-Yaesu System Fusion

Today we bring you a BayCon 2018 presentation from David Ranch KI6ZHD on Yaesu’s contribution to the Digital Voice radio market - Yaesu System Fusion.  David gives a brief overview of the mode and then talks about the state of Yaesu System Fusion in 2018. George and Jeremy spend a long time catching up on projects,...

Mar 27, 2018

HRWB046-DMR Basics pt 2 Banner

We finish the second half of our DMR Basics conversation with Kirk K6RCT.  In this episode we talk about DMR networks such as Brandmeister and cBridges.  We also discuss the various options for equipment available to hams from Motorola to the venerable Tytera MD-380.  Jeremy is also on the road from the 2018 Midwest...

Mar 13, 2018

DMR Basics part 1

To mark the launch of the BayNet Brandmeister Talk Group 31075, Kirk Smith K6RCT (Operator of the K6DOA DMR Repeater in SLO) joins us to talk Digital Mobile Radio, or DMR.  DMR is a digital radio standard developed for use in commercial radio applications.  Because of its commercial background, there are several...

Feb 27, 2018

HRWB044 - Basic HF Antennas Banner

John Jacobs, host of the Field Radio Podcast, returns join in a discussion of basic DIY HF antennas.  We talk some of the most common and easiest to build antennas such as Dipoles as well as how to build them and where to scrounge for materials!  We also talk about our plans for our respective shows in light of...