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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 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. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and Jeremy 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 ECAD tools and Elecraft.

Ham Radio Workbench Podcas‪t‬ Ham Radio Workbench

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 107 Ratings

This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. 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. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and Jeremy 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 ECAD tools and Elecraft.

    $250 Workbench

    $250 Workbench

    This week we have a mega cast to discuss how to start a workbench on a $250 budget.  George KJ6VU, Rod VA3ON, Vince VE6LK, and Dan AG7GM all present their recommendations while Mike VA3MW and Jeremy KF7IJZ give insight to the selections offered.
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/250-dollar-workbench
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter -  https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us -  http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/
    Join us at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Friday 3/12, 2021 at 2100 EST / 1800 PST - https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ 
    BayCon 2021 Videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfAM3ZqzDZxL2Ez5R2oD-Qw
    Mike's $31 DMM - https://www.banggood.com/ANENG-620A-4_7-inch-Large-LCD-Screen-Automatic-+-Manual-Intelligent-True-RMS-Digital-Multimeter-Resistance-Diode-Capacitance-Temperature-Frequency-Test-p-1805601.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN&ID=6287842
    Vince D'eon VE6LK - http://ve6lk.com/ and https://twitter.com/VE6LK
    George Builds an IC-705 portable case - ttps://www.hamradioworkbench.com/george-kj6vus-blog.html
    Tester Diode Triode Capacitor Resistor Transistor LCR ESR NPN PNP MOSFET - https://www.amazon.com/wisTek-Transistor-Capacitor-Resistor-Colorful/dp/B07SZQ7VTF/ref=sr_1_83?dchild=1&keywords=lcr+esr+meter&qid=1613767657&sr=8-83
    Plasti-Dip - https://www.homedepot.com/b/Plasti-Dip/N-5yc1vZ6z7 
    Veto Pro Pac - https://vetopropac.com/ 
    Cycle25 Club YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_0gANQteAstN8wHJR8QPw
    George's List - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SuskqruwVKmGCd15li9__VOVXv45fz8rd7jqtpyL3Yw/edit?usp=sharing
    Vince's List - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JQDEhrkI1ZuVnZaAKkoyyCSBUsRNBswHgkL9JVmRsxI/edit?usp=sharing
    Dan's List - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ES1RqjK2JgH22COja79vSv4Dl4XJSfucV9wjfFxRd4I/edit?usp=sharing
    Rod's List
    Rod - Pliers kit (6)
    Craftsman
    Stanley Black & Decker/Dewalt
    22
    https://www.amazon.com/CRAFTSMAN-Pliers-6-Piece-Pouch-CMHT81716/dp/B07QL3CLRS/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=electronics+tool+set&qid=1613782573&sr=8-9
    Screwdrivers (16) (iPhone)
    Craftsman
    Tell this story
    20
    https://www.amazon.com/CRAFTSMAN-944979-Pieces-Set-Electronics/dp/B01HZWV0JU/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=craftsman+electronics+screwdrivers&qid=1613782859&sr=8-5
    Ratcheting screwdriver/Bits
    Craftsman
    Have this already?
    20
    https://www.amazon.com/CRAFTSMAN-Ratcheting-Screwdriver-26-Piece-CMHT68001/dp/B07SGVXKZ9/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/146-1530988-4851835?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07SGVXKZ9&pd_rd_r=c4901bbb-ba48-4453-b4ad-5578484f367f&pd_rd_w=SsvfV&pd_rd_wg=JDFZ7&pf_rd_p=f325d01c-4658-4593-be83-3e12ca663f0e&pf_rd_r=MRA12DNAN97M113YKF9Z&psc=1&refRID=MRA12DNAN97M113YKF9Z

    Soldering
    Rod - 
    Solder Station
    Weller WESD51
    Used 48
    48
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Solder-Station-50-W-350-850-F/114680045896?hash=item1ab376a148:g:s8AAAOSw~Q9gJadb
      we1010na
    New 109
    0
    https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WE1010NA-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B077JDGY1J/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=WE1010NA&qid=1613781309&sr=8-2
      Education kit
    159 usd with lb solder and xcelites
       
    Test Equipment
    DMM - Digital Multi Meter
    Fluke Model 101
    New
    51
    https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-101-Multimeter-Resistance-Capacitance/dp/B00HE6MIJY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fluke+101&qid=1613781680&sr=8-1

    Consumables
    Solder
    Kester "44" 63/37 .031
    New
    12.49
    https://www.amazon.com/Kester-Rosin-Core-Solder-Dispense-Pak/dp/B017WK9HQS/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=SOLDER+kester+63%2F37&qid=1613781863&s=industrial&sr=1-7
    Solder wick

    • 2 hr 55 min
    BayCon 2021 - Station Automation

    BayCon 2021 - Station Automation

    It's time for BayCon once again! In this episode, Mike Walker VA3MW walks us through his station automation and talks about leveraging Node Red for control.
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/baycon-2021-station-automation
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/
    Intro to Station Automation Video - https://youtu.be/AJGhu8r7cYU?t=11671
    Using Node Red for Station Automation Video - https://youtu.be/AJGhu8r7cYU?t=15234

    • 1 hr 24 min
    FlexRadio Hardware Architecture

    FlexRadio Hardware Architecture

    Steve Hicks N5AC, Chief Technology Officer for Flex Radio, joins us to talk about the approach that Flex takes to build not just radios, but radio platforms.
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/flexradio-hardware-architecture
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Portable Satellite Tracker

    Portable Satellite Tracker

    Kevin KM6WUM joins to talk about building a portable satellite tracker.
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/portable-satellite-tracker
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Portable Ops

    Portable Ops

    Mke K8MRD stops by to talk about portable operation.  George and Jeremy discuss their new ICOM IC-705s.
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter -  https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us -  http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/portable-ops
    K8MRD Radio Stuff Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/k8mrdradiostuff
    G90 Go Box/Solar Generator video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHS1ONJ3TrI&t=1s
    G90 Go Box/Solar Generator build video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ45RgHDUNU
    Harbor Freight Apache Cases - https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=apache%20case
    Sherwood Engineering RF Receiver Comparison - http://www.sherweng.com/table.html
    IC-705 ZMount - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P4LX3RF
    IC-705 cage - https://www.peovi.com/product/ic705-tatical-cage/
    IC-705 Cage option 2 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/protective-case-cover-folding-stand-Antenna-Bracket-For-ICOM-705-IC-705/174559653485?hash=item28a490ee6d:g:W7AAAOSwaOtf2CxQ

    • 2 hr 12 min
    RF PCB Design

    RF PCB Design

    Ben Jordan KN6GPS from Autodesk joins to discuss considerations of RF PCB Design.
    Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/
    Follow us on Twitter -  https://twitter.com/hamworkbench
    Contact us -  http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact
    Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/
    BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/
    PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/rf-pcb-design
    Mini VNA Tiny - https://www.amazon.com/1M-3GHz-Network-Analyzer-Generator-S-Parameter/dp/B07JNLDJBJ/ref=asc_df_B07JNLDJBJ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=252589173590&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15109129527556213336&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061323&hvtargid=pla-584683107281&psc=1
    The transmission line design handbook - https://www.amazon.com/Transmission-Handbook-Propagation-Microwave-Hardcover/dp/0890064369
    Simberian RF EM circuit simulation - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=simberian
    Lime SDR - https://limemicro.com/products/boards/limesdr/
    AppCad - http://www.hp.woodshot.com/
    QUCS Circuit Simulator - http://qucs.sourceforge.net/
    Nano VNA - https://nanovna.com/
    https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-nanovna-an-ultra-low-cost-50-vector-network-analyzer/
    Octiave - https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/index
    Open EMS field solver - https://openems.de/start/
    Antenna Theory web site - http://www.antenna-theory.com/

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

K2TF ,

Excellent Podcast

I really enjoy the podcast. I haven’t been active as I would like to be in the hobby but their podcast has helped keep me up to date with the latest in the hobby. Fortunately, my lawn is large enough is large enough to listen to the entire podcast plus. The only negative might be, they on an occasion belabor a subject, but that’s not to often. Seems to be a great group of guys who participate. Thanks and keep up the good work!

KALB Pilot ,

One of the most informative ham radio podcasts

Great podcast packed with useful information. It’s nice to keep your head in ham radio gadgets and ideas in these difficult times.
I may need a larger lawn for some releases but that’s my problem.

Kc2bkm ,

Informative

Very interesting very informative. Feeds my need for Ham when I cant get on the radio or on the bench and I need a fix.

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