This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. Join your host George KJ6VU and the HRWB team 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. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and team introduce hams of all ages to experimenting and learning within ham radio, which can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby.
We are proudly sponsored by Autodesk Eagle PCB design tools, Flex Radio and Digikey.
HRWB 195 - 2023 Holiday Shopping Show
In this episode we talk about great gifts for your spouse, friends, yourself or even the HRWB staff ! (Just sayin')
We talk about our top picks for radios, tools, test equipment, and even non-radio gear for the shack and the field.
HRWB Special Announcement: HRWBOTA ! Ham Radio Workbenches On The Air !!
Yes you heard that right. The very first HRWB live on the air operating event will be Sunday December 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM PST. We will have multiple stations operating on multiple bands and modes. Come join the fun !
For more details go to https://hrwbota.com/
HRWB 194 - Meet The Amateur Radio Newsline Team with Caryn KD2GUT, Paul WD9GCO and Skeeter N5ASH
In this episode we meet Caryn KD2GUT, Paul WD9GCO and Skeeter N5ASH of the Amateur Radio Newsline. The AR Newsline has been the premier amateur radio news source for decades. Founded by Bill Pasternack, the AR Newline carrys on Bill 's legacy with a team of news and media professionals who bring their talents and time to serve the amateur radio community. Best of all, the AR Newsline team are a real pleasure to hang around with and talk ham radio.
Amateur Radio Newsline™ is a 501(C) (3) tax-exempt corporation operating as a public service. It primarily survives on contributions made by listeners (and readers of the text version) such as you. Any shortfall has traditionally been paid out of pocket by their team members.
Please consider making a donation to keep AR Newsline in operation !
HRWB 193 - Building Projects with Rex Harper W1REX
In this episode we met Rex Harper, W1REX, a prolific designer and builder of ham radio projects. Rex is famous as the owner of QRPme.com where he sells a huge nubmer of ham radio kits. Rex is famous for the Tuna Tin 2, a version of Rockmite transciever and MePADs, a system for construction projects with small pieces of PCB mateiral. We talk about what's on Rex's bench and the origin of some of his cool kits.
HRWB 192 - Youth in Amateur Radio with Derek KD9MEQ
In this episode we interview Derek, KD9MEQ, president of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club. Derek and his fellow club members have created a very successful amateur radio club that has grown significantly in the last few years. The combination of welcoming leadership and a LOT of hands-on projects have made this an outstanding college radio club. The club has built antennas, radio, rotors and many other projects. Join us in this episode as we explore what makes for a successful club, how to attrack young people to our great hobby and we learn about a lot of cool projects along the way.
HRWB 191 - SOTA and Adventure Radio with Rex KE6MT
In this episode we talk with Rex, KE6MT, the SOTA (Summits On The Air) program manager for California. Rex gives us an update on the SOTA program and why you should be interested in this great aspect of ham radio. In the last segment we talk about the Wilderness Protocol and how, while it's a good start, its just not very practical. We define a new proposal called the Adventure Radio Protocol which uses CTCSS tones to signal various type of activity on the air on a common frequency of 146.580 MHz. Of course, as a HRWB episode, we also turn this into a hardware project that is a PCB that can handle the tone decoding and alerting. The Adventure Radio board can be used at a base station, remote receiver or on a repeater system to alert listeners for traffic or emergencies.
Check out adventureradio.info for more details.
Guests and topics are excellent. Listen at 1 1/4 speed for faster consumption. I travel for work and can listen to 5 or 6 of these in a row. Well done guys!!!
And then they said Twitter was going to implode
Use to love the show. Had great tips and interesting projects. Now it’s getting political, bias, opinionated and a lot of talking about themselves. I still give you a shot every episode hoping for a turn around but ultimately end up deleting episode and making a played. Sorry guys, hope you find your roots again.
Quit whining about Twitter
Great informative podcast that discusses a whole lot of interesting things and then has really frustrating sections where one guy whinges about twitter. If you want to talk about politics make a separate podcast; I wont listen to it, but maybe someone else will.