164 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 142 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 164 - QSO Today Live Stream

    HRWB 164 - QSO Today Live Stream

    Live from the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, we chat with our special guests Thomas K4SWL, Kirk NT0Z, John W7DBO and Troy K4JDA.  We talk about our workbench projects, take listener questions and talk a lot about antennas.

    • 3 hr 16 min
    HRWB 163 - BayCon 2022 Diversity Reception, Node Red, Satellite Radio

    HRWB 163 - BayCon 2022 Diversity Reception, Node Red, Satellite Radio

    In this episode we feature three great talks from BayCon 2022.  John VE6EY introduces us to diversity reception, Mark N6MTS describes his new radio for working FM satellites and Kyle AA0Z exlains how to create station automation dashboards with Node Red. 

    • 1 hr 47 min
    HRWB 162 - Starting A Ham Radio Business

    HRWB 162 - Starting A Ham Radio Business

    In this episode we talk about what it takes to start your own ham radio business.  Whether you are a club who wants to sell a kit, a person who wants to start a side business or an entrepreneur who wants to start a company and make it your full time job, this episode touches on several aspects of the process.  We use real-world examples of Vince who makes keyer kits, George who has run Sierra Radio Systems and Packtenna and Mark who is starting up Halibut Electronics as a full time gig.

    • 3 hr 12 min
    HRWB 161 - Workbench Roundtable with Dan Quigley, N7HQ, From Flex Radio

    HRWB 161 - Workbench Roundtable with Dan Quigley, N7HQ, From Flex Radio

    In this episode we talk with Dan Quigley N7HQ from Flex Radio about the projects on his workbench.  Dan revided a Heathkit SB104 by installing an SDR radio inside, designed custom rack panels for radio testing and talks about remote control of test equipment.

    • 3 hr 18 min
    HRWB 160 - RF Accessories and Roundtable Discussion

    HRWB 160 - RF Accessories and Roundtable Discussion

    In this episode Vince VE6LK, Mike VA3MW, and Mark N6MTS and I discuss our favorite RF accessories and talk about the projects on our bench. 

    • 2 hr 50 min
    HRWB 159 - Field Day 2022 Debrief with Thomas K4SWL and John W7DBO

    HRWB 159 - Field Day 2022 Debrief with Thomas K4SWL and John W7DBO

    In this extended episode we invite Thomas K4SWL from YouTube, QRPer.com and SWLing Post blog sites and John W7DBO from the Field Radio YouTube channel to join us to to discuss our Field Day 2022 experiences.

    • 3 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Dr Zip ,

I’ve found my happy place!

Finished watching the Ham Radio Workbench presentation on the QSO virtual hamfest last night. The humor was outstanding, The Canadian contingent was excellent. I didn’t know Canadian Ham’s had such a great sense of humor. The tech information was great as always, but the star of the show was the prototyping of the pin or patch to detect at first fellow watchers of ham radio workbench then with further design work it could be engineered to be a COVID detector! George, you and your cast of fellow nerds are simply “The Best” Thank you!!! N6CLF Chris

Bill Larned ,

Educational and entertaining

I look forward to every episode of the Ham Radio Workbench. They’re great to listen to on the way to work in my car or traveling on the highway. Many of the guests share not solely knowledge and skill but tips and tricks to save money, as well as testing and measuring more effectively. Some episodes, (like Earth-Moon-Earth or Receiver Optimization) I’ve listened to multiple times due to the articulate, thoughtful questions George asks the guest speaker, the enthusiasm of the guest speaker and the wealth of information. Keep up the great work! 73 de KA1WHT

W8UA ,

Love the podcast.

This is my favorite podcast! Thank you for keeping this interesting and exciting!

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