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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.

Ham Radio Workbench Podcast Ham Radio Workbench

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    • 4.5 • 176 Ratings

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 214 - Field Day 2024 Debrief with Randy K7AGE and Josh K7OSH

    HRWB 214 - Field Day 2024 Debrief with Randy K7AGE and Josh K7OSH

    In this episode we meet famous YouTuber, Randy, K7AGE, and Hoodview ARC VP Josh, K7OSH, to talk about our Field Day experiences and what makes a good club Field Day event.  Josh is the Field Day Chairman of the Hoodview ARC and organized a great FD event.  Randy came up to join us for the FD weekend, did some operating and shot some great videos of the event.  
    The rest of the HRWB crew described their Field Day experiences from mobile to portable.  We discuss what worked and what could be improved.
    Hoodview ARC
    Randy K7AGE YouTube channel

    • 3 hr 32 min
    HRWB 213 - Radio Rejuvenation with Dan Quigley N7HQ

    HRWB 213 - Radio Rejuvenation with Dan Quigley N7HQ

    In this episode we bring back our good friend Dan Quigley, N7HQ, to talk about restoring older radio equipment.  Should you return an old radio to it's original state or repurpose the chassis for a more modern project with the look and feel of a classic radio of the past?  We explore various approaches to restoring radio equipment including tools, test equipment and process.
    Dan is the director of strategic programs at Flex Radio and brings decades of professional engineering and ham radio experience to the discussion.

    • 3 hr 9 min
    HRWB 212 - Networking and Field Day Prep with Colin Vallance KC8DHY

    HRWB 212 - Networking and Field Day Prep with Colin Vallance KC8DHY

    In this episode we meet Colin Vallance, KC8DHY, a professional network engineer who also manages the WiFi network at DefCon and other events.  We talk with Colin about how to set up your network in the ham stack.  We also have a round table discussion about our plans for Field Day 2024.

    • 2 hr 43 min
    HRWB 211 - Project TouCans with Hamilton Carter KD0FNR, and Hamie Carter KO6BTY

    HRWB 211 - Project TouCans with Hamilton Carter KD0FNR, and Hamie Carter KO6BTY

    In this episode we meet Hamilton Carter, KD0FNR and his daughter, Hamie Carter, KO6BTY.  This amazing father / daughter team have build and deployed multiple creative radio projects.  One in particular, Project TouCans, puts a QRP transciever right at the dipole antenna feed point eliminating coax cables and communicates with the operator's station over Bluetooth.
    Follow along on thier radio adventures on their blog page at https://copaseticflow.blogspot.com
     
     

    • 2 hr 35 min
    HRWB 209 - A Conversation with Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

    HRWB 209 - A Conversation with Kirk Kleinschmidt NT0Z

    Kirk Kleinschmidt, NT0Z, has a deep background in radio and communications having spent over 30 years writing about radio.  Kirk is a former Assistant Managing Editor for QST by the ARRL, aughor of the book Stealth Amateur Radio and has been a regular columnist for Monitoring Times and Popular Communications.  You can follow Kirk today in his regular columns appearing in the Spectrum Monitor electronic magazine.  Kirk offers up his perspective on amateur radio in this episode.

    • 2 hr 59 min
    HRWB 210 - Flex Radio 8400 / 8600 New Product Announcement

    HRWB 210 - Flex Radio 8400 / 8600 New Product Announcement

    This is a special edition featuring Mike Walker, VA3MW from Flex Radio, telling us all about the newly announced Flex 8400 / 8600 radios.  Mike is at Hamvention 2024 and took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to tell us all about the new radios.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 Ratings

Stiggins ,

Barefoot

New Ham here, been licensed for nearly a year. I’m working towards my Extra after having spent nearly a year operating as a General licensed Ham. I’m not so much interested in the CW aspect of the hobby (maybe, probably, in the future) but I am interested in the QRP to 100 watt SSB stuff. I mostly do POTA so I always love hearing about field radio use and the antennas for this purpose. Love the show, please keep them coming. -KE2BDV

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Fantastic Content

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!!!
73, W4US

dont review too often ,

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.

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