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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 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...

Oct 24, 2017

HRWB035 Packet Radio

Continuing the discussion of digital technologies in Ham Radio, George and Jeremy invite Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF back to do a very deep dive on Packet Radio, AX.25, and KISS modes.  We talk TNCs, equipment, and practical applications of Packet Radio this week on The Workbench.

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Oct 10, 2017

This week George and Jeremy host a roundtable to discuss the differences and similarities between some of the most popular digital voice communication modes available to amateurs today.  They are joined by Rod Hardman VA3ON (DMR), Rich Timpa KC6OBJ (DStar), David Ranch KI6ZHD (Yaesu System Fusion), and Randy Neals W3RWN...