Ham Radio Workbench Podcast

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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.

Episode Date
HRWB094-Designing the Perfect Ham Shack
02:29:00

Vance Martin N3VEM was previously on HRWB back in 2017 talking to us about his mobile device digital mode interface.  Since then he has undertaken a complete design and build of a dream ham shack. Vance talks us through the process of designing and building the ultimate ham shack in his basement including some unique approaches to walls and mounting.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/designing-the-perfect-ham-shack

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Vance Martin N3VEM - https://twitter.com/n3vem

Vance’s Blog - https://www.n3vem.com/

“Shack construction” posts start here: https://www.n3vem.com/blog/welcome

HRWB019 Listener Projects Episode - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/listener-projects

N3VEM on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/n3vem/?hl=en

Parks on the Air - https://parksontheair.com/

Ham Radio 360 POTA Episode - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/02/21/ham-radio-360-w-w-f-f-aka-parks-on-the-air/

Winter Field Day - https://www.winterfieldday.com/

Ham Radio Workbench Introduction to Networking - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/introduction-to-networking-and-network-security

Behringer XR12 - https://www.behringer.com/Categories/Behringer/Mixers/Digital/XR12/p/P0BI6#googtrans(en|en)

Galaxy Audio AXS10 RM Rack Mounted Mixer - https://www.galaxyaudio.com/products/axs-10rm

MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone - http://www.mxlmics.com/microphones/studio/770/

JBL LSR305s MK2 Studio Monitors - https://www.jbl.com/studio-monitors/305PMKII-.html?dwvar_305PMKII-_color=Black-GLOBAL-Current

Build of N3VEM’s Shack - https://www.n3vem.com/blog/busy-beaver

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig - https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/p522/kreg-pocket-hole-jig-320/

DX Engineering Ferrites - https://www.dxengineering.com/search/product-line/dx-engineering-ferrite?autoview=SKU&sortby=Default&sortorder=Ascending

Grounding and Bonding for THE Radio Amateur - https://www.arrl.org/shop/Grounding-and-Bonding-for-the-Radio-Amateur

Motorola Radio Site grounding guide - https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Lands_ROW_Motorola_R56_2005_manual.pdf

Blue Sea DC Wiring App - http://circuitwizard.bluesea.com/#

Jan 14, 2020
HRWB093-M17 Open Source Digital Radio System
02:12:16

Smitty is back to talk to us about the new M17 Open Source Digital Radio System Project - an all encompassing 100% open source design that aims to implement digital radio communications similar to DMR but built on 100% open technology.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/M17-Open-Source-Digital-Radio-System

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Smitty’s github - https://github.com/SmittyHalibut/

Smitty’s Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqAVJZju972nkt06BshQqQ?view_as=subscriber

Smitty on Twitter - https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

M17 Open Source DMR-Like Hardware and Software System - https://teletra.pl/M17/blog/summary

M17 Forums - https://teletra.pl/forum/index.php#c2 

M17 Github - https://github.com/sp5wwp/M17_spec/blob/master/M17-Protocol.md

M17 IRC - http://www.geekshed.net/  The #M17 channel.

KB6NU Blog Post on M17 - https://www.kb6nu.com/m17-an-open-source-dmr-like-system/

Travis Goodspeed’s MD380tools - https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/md380tools

Codec 2 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codec_2

FreeDV - https://freedv.org/

Bruce Perens’ “HT of the Future” - https://perens.com/2019/05/23/ht-of-the-future-new-design/

Bruce Perens on Open Radio on QSOToday Podcast - https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/k6bp

Amateurs and Pactor - https://hackaday.com/2018/11/26/fcc-gets-complaint-proposed-ham-radio-rules-hurt-national-security/

Pactor and the FCC - https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10808597817982/ExParteCommunicationAug8.pdf

Dec 31, 2019
HRWB092-More Classic Radios
01:24:03

Dennis Kidder W6DQ joins George to further discuss classic radio collecting and restoration.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/more-classic-radios

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Benchduino is 20% off for the Holidays (good through Jan 1, 2020) - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p11/benchduino-pcb-set.html

Dennis Kider W6DQ on QSO Today - https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/w6dq

Dec 17, 2019
HRWB091 - Ham Radio Trailer Build Project
01:39:50

It’s Black Friday so George and Jeremy have a low-key show talking about the new BayNet Ham Radio Trailer Design considerations.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/ham-radio-trailer-design

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Benchduino back in stock and 20% off through the end of the year  - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p11/benchduino-pcb-set.html

K8MRD PackTenna Mini Follow Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wp_3bms9v8

Midnight Solar Kid 30A Solar Charge Controller - https://www.midnitesolar.com/pages/kid/index.php

Battle Born 100 Ah LiFePo4 Battle Born LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery - https://battlebornbatteries.com/shop/12v-lifepo4-deep-cycle-battery/

LiFePo4 Charger - Progressive Dynamics PD9245CV Inteli-Power Charger with Charge Wizard - 45 Amp

Genesun 10 A solar charge controller - https://sunforgellc.com/gv-10/

Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor

Comet Diamond K9000LRMO Motorized Rack Antenna Mount Power Tilt 

FSN AE3 Motorized Antenna Lift Mount 12V Motor Drive Mount - https://www.ebay.com/itm/AE3-Motorized-Antenna-Lift-Mount-12V-Motor-Drive-Mount-for-Base-Station-Antenna/113336884837?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D9496a8fa68e74216b3769f238eb5535e%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dlo%26sd%3D113336884837%26itm%3D113336884837%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A2ea70eaf-1484-11ea-812d-74dbd180e3a4%7Cparentrq%3Ac36ee06016e0a99b86e3a093ffffecf4%7Ciid%3A1

Battery Switch - Blue Sea Systems E-Series 9001E Selector 4-Position Battery Switch

6U Rack Frame - StarTech.com 6U Wall Mount Patch Panel Bracket - 14 inch Deep - 19" Patch Panel Rack

Antenna patch panel - 24 Port BNC 50 OHM Female Patch Panel Rackmount

Dec 03, 2019
HRWB090- 2019 Holiday Shopping Show
01:20:13

Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY and John Jacobs W7DBO join us to talk about workbench and ham radio gift ideas for this holiday season.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/2019-holiday-shopping-show

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Benchduino back in stock - Holiday Sale on Bechnduino 20% off $40 through the end of the year!!! - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p11/benchduino-pcb-set.html

HRWB Holiday Shopping Shows - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/category/shopping-show

NanoVNA - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/reviews-of-the-nanovna-an-ultra-low-cost-50-vector-network-analyzer/

In-Line DC Power Meter - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-DC-combo-Meter-LCD-Watt-Power-Volt-Amp-RC-Battery-charging-Analyzer-M/152339793114?fbclid=IwAR0u9SlZi2Dm6zOJyZt4fDTu7w_pjBIEYD_FiNfLymxtQUbMjcNHjfB17P0

Airspy HF Discovery - https://v3.airspy.us/product/airspy-hf-discovery/

Prusa 3d Prusa Mini - https://www.prusa3d.com/original-prusa-mini/

Hakko FX-888D Soldering Station - https://www.amazon.com/FX888D-23BY-Digital-Soldering-Station-FX-888D/dp/B07XLNF5PK

Hakko FX-951 Solidering Station - https://www.amazon.com/AMERICAN-HAKKO-PRODUCTS-INC-FX-951/dp/B0012B8NW8

Hakko FR-300 Desoldering Gun - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FR-301-Desoldering-Tool/dp/B07BKSLLG9

Hakko 611 Solder Spool Holder - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-611-2-Dual-Solder-Stand/dp/B009SCL8XE/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=hakko+soldering+spool&qid=1573926267&s=hi&sr=1-2

Hakko FA-400 Solder Smoke Absorber - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FA400-04-Bench-ESD-Safe-Absorber/dp/B00FZPSEY4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=hakko+fa-400&qid=1573926942&sr=8-1

JLC PCB Service - https://jlcpcb.com/

Seeed Nano V3 Pocket 200khz Oscilloscope - https://www.seeedstudio.com/DSO-Nano-v3.html

iFixit tool kit

https://www.amazon.com/Syntus-Precision-Screwdriver-Electronics-Controller/dp/B0772SP617/ref=sr_1_6?crid=11Q3MZM5LFV5D&keywords=ifixit+tool+kit&qid=1573927947&s=industrial&sprefix=ifixit%2Cindustrial%2C204&sr=1-6

100pcs Solder Seal Wire Connectors, Sopoby Heat Shrink Butt Connectors - https://amzn.to/2XuCwGR

Silicone Soldering Mat Heat Resistant - https://amzn.to/2KsqZCe

KAI-200 - Antenna Analyzer - WSPR Transmitter ($?)

http://jackdev23.wixsite.com/iw2ndh-swr-analyzer

Panavise Jr - https://www.amazon.com/PanaVise-Model-201-Junior-Miniature/dp/B000B61D22/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=panavise+jr&qid=1573926550&s=hi&sr=1-2

iFixIt Driver Kit - https://www.amazon.com/iFixit-IF145-299-4-Driver-Bit-64pc/dp/B0189YWOIO/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=ifixit&qid=1573928431&sr=8-4

W6BHZ, Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club selling a bunch of classic boat anchors from a local SK: https://www.w6bhz.org/for-sale/

AnyTone D578 - https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/products/at-d578uv 

TAC-Comm Metal Enclosures - https://www.tac-comm.com/

CS-800 DMR - http://www.connectsystems.com/products/top/radios%20CS800.htm

TYT MD-430 - https://www.mtcradio.com/tyt-md-430-uhf-400-470-mhz-2-watts-dmr-analog-compact-ham-radio-handheld-w-programming-cable/



Nov 19, 2019
HRWB089-Elecraft K4 Update
01:47:32

Eric Swartz WA6HHQ of Elecraft joins us to give an update on the forthcoming K4 Line of direct sampling HF Transceivers.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/elecraft-k4-update

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Benchduino back in stock - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p11/benchduino-pcb-set.html

Particle IoT Platform - https://www.particle.io/

Particle Boron LTE IoT Device - https://store.particle.io/products/boron-lte-kit

Keter Plastic Shelving - https://www.lowes.com/pd/Keter-74-in-H-x-36-in-W-x-18-in-D-4-Tier-Plastic-Freestanding-Shelving-Unit/1000988058

BNC to 3.5mm cable - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TH8QZCR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Dymo 160 Label Maker - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005X9VZ70/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00

Elecraft K4 HF Transceiver - https://elecraft.com/pages/k4-pre-order

Waters and Stanton - UK Hamfest K4 Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngY2hvDQrD0

Understanding HF Receiver Specifications - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/understanding-hf-receiver-specifications

RemoteHams - https://www.remotehams.com/

Nov 05, 2019
HRWB088-Field Radio Prep
02:32:19

John Jacobs from the Field Radio Podcast joins us to talk about preparing for field radio operations.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/field-radio-prep

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Field Radio Podcast - http://fieldradiopodcast.org/

W7DBO.net - http://w7dbo.net/

John on Twitter - https://twitter.com/FieldRadioPod

Extreme Cold Weather Gear - http://w7dbo.net/articles_cold.php

Karinya - http://www.karinya.net/

ATT Signal Booster - https://www.amazon.com/Booster-Amplifier-Cellular-T-Mobile-Increase/dp/B07SC9LKTB/ref=asc_df_B07SC9LKTB/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=344108281580&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10457747667646125502&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061323&hvtargid=pla-783527962771&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=73225757470&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=344108281580&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10457747667646125502&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061323&hvtargid=pla-783527962771

Boost Mobile Signal Booster - https://www.wilsonamplifiers.com/blog/boost-mobile-signal-booster/

Oct 22, 2019
HRWB087-Using internets to support Communication without Radio
02:56:11

Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF talks to us about building internets (separate ot “The Internet”) to support communication in Ham Radio Activities such as Emergencies and Field Day, without radios.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/using-internets-to-support-communication-without-radio

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Review of the amazing Flirc Pi case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p51pL4jb0D0

Flirc Raspberry Pi 4 Case - https://www.amazon.com/Flirc-Raspberry-Pi-Case-Silver/dp/B07WG4DW52/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3GG30Z1AYVKM6&keywords=flirc+raspberry+pi+4&qid=1570242886&sprefix=flirc%2Cindustrial%2C173&sr=8-3

MQTT - http://mqtt.org/

Mosquito - https://mosquitto.org/

Thermal gap filler is a thing

RJ-45 to BNC adapters - 75 ohm CCTV baluns! - https://www.amazon.com/Igreeman-1080P-5MP-Surveillance-Transceiver-Connector/dp/B07967ZXBF/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_421_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8VZ5MVXDTS334K71S21E

C4LABS Pi Cluster - https://www.c4labs.com/product/8-slot-stackable-cluster-case-raspberry-pi-3b-and-other-single-board-computers-color-options/

Modular Grid - https://www.modulargrid.net/e/modules/home

BayCon discussion on ARKNet - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/2018-baycon-radio-conference

HamWAN - https://hamwan.org/

Ubiquiti - https://www.ui.com/

MikroTik - https://mikrotik.com/

RFC1918 - Address Allocation for Private Internets - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1918

AMPRnet - https://www.ampr.org/

WriteLog - https://writelog.com/

Computer Aided Dispatch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-aided_dispatch

TicketsCAD - https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Tickets_CAD

BlackFlower - https://github.com/PhirePhly/blackflower

NextCloud - https://nextcloud.com/

Mattermost - https://mattermost.com/

Asterisk - https://www.asterisk.org/

@KWF on Twitter - https://twitter.com/KWF

Kenneth’s Blog - https://Blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/






Oct 08, 2019
HRWB086-Voice over IP For Ham Radio
02:57:52

Jeff Lehman N8ACL joins us to talk Voice over IP / Radio over IP options beyond D-Star/DMR/Yaesu System Fusion, etc.  We explore technologies like IRLP, Echolink, and AllStar.  

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/Voice-Over-IP-for-Ham-Radio

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

React International Public Service through Communications - https://reactintl.org/

GMRS - https://www.fcc.gov/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrs

Linux Logical Volume Manager Intro - https://opensource.com/business/16/9/linux-users-guide-lvm

FLIRC Raspberry Pi 4 Case - https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case

USB Booting of Raspberry Pi 4 (until the bootloader supports this) - https://jamesachambers.com/raspberry-pi-4-usb-boot-config-guide-for-ssd-flash-drives/

Cactus Intertie Network - http://www.cactus-intertie.org/

Voice over Internet Protocol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_over_IP

Radio over Internet Protocol - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_over_IP

Internet Radio Linking Project - http://www.irlp.net/

Echolink - http://www.echolink.org/

AllStar Link - https://web-tpa.allstarlink.org/

Asterisk IP Telephony Software - https://www.asterisk.org/

HamVOIP - https://hamvoip.org/

AllStar Universal Radio Interface - http://dmkeng.com/index.htm

Turn-key node hardware - http://www.micro-node.com/

USB AllStar Interface - http://usham.net/

Examples of Network Radio Hardware - https://network-radios.com/


HamShack Hotline - https://hamshackhotline.com/

Sep 24, 2019
HRWB085-Flex Radio and Remote Operating Updates
01:52:44

Mike Walker, VA3MW, from Flex Radio Systems joins us to check on the latest at Flex and in remote radio operation.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/Flex-Radio-and-Remote-Operating-Updates

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Cale K4CDN’s  Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

Flex Radio - https://www.flexradio.com/

IQ Router - http://evenroute.com/iqrouter

Remote switch - https://www.kmtronic.com/

Node Red programming environment - https://nodered.org/

Node Red on Raspberry Pi - https://nodered.org/docs/getting-started/raspberrypi

MQTT - http://mqtt.org/

Sep 10, 2019
HRWB084-QRP Service Monitor Design
02:49:03

Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY returns to debrief us on Amateur Radio at DEFCON 27.  He also unveils the winner of his project pole, the QRP Service Monitor and deep dives on his design vision for the project.

 

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/QRP-Service-Monitor-Design

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Cale K4CDN’s  Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland - https://disneyland.disney.go.com/destinations/disneyland/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Droid Depot - https://disneyland.disney.go.com/shops/disneyland/droid-depot/

Star Wars Rebels - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2930604/

Chopper Droid - https://starwarsfans.fandom.com/wiki/Chopper

Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45X4VP8CGtk

BayNet Club survey - http://www.bay-net.org/survey.html

Raspberry Pi Airplay Streaming Host - https://thepi.io/how-to-set-up-a-raspberry-pi-airplay-receiver/

https://www.hackster.io/opcode/apple-airplay-on-raspberry-pi-in-7-easy-steps-c7ff40

https://9to5toys.com/2019/01/03/raspberry-pi-airplay-receiver-setup/

Shairport-sync - https://github.com/mikebrady/shairport-sync

DIY Synth Guy Introduction to Op Amp Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQlSs3PObyY

Teensy 4.0 - https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy40.html

HiFiBerry Raspberry Pi DACs and Amps - https://www.hifiberry.com/

Pimoroni pHATDAC for Raspberry Pi - https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/phat-dac

DEFCON - https://www.defcon.org/

What is DefCon? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ctQOmjQyYg

Open Research Institute, Phase 4 Ground Station - https://openresearch.institute/2019/05/11/phase-4-ground-video-report-10-may-2019/

Smitty talking about microcontrollers at DefCon 21 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiMdhnXuG58

Oral History of the movie Hackers - https://www.slashfilm.com/hackers-oral-history/

BadgeLife Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2fHKRONc6U

Smitty’s Design notes on the QRP Service Monitor - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AvHzDoBxXDUolqx6FsBMn076Gl0RjaEZqFqrANyeqWs/edit#heading=h.4zi320kpso8n

Aug 27, 2019
HRWB083-Magnetic Loop Antennas
02:04:02

Jack Mandelman K1VT joins us again to talk about Magnetic Loop Antennas.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/magnetic-loop-antennas

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Wikipedia article on Magnetic Loop Antennas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_antenna

Magnetic Loop Antenna Dimension calculators - G4FGQ http://www.zerobeat.net/G4FGQ/page3.html#S301%22

4NEC2 Antenna modeling software - https://www.qsl.net/4nec2/

Ciro Mazzoni Automatic Magnetic Loop Antennas - https://www.dxengineering.com/search/brand/ciro-mazzoni/product-line/ciro-mazzoni-automatic-magnetic-loop-antennas?autoview=SKU&sortby=Default&sortorder=Ascending

http://www.ciromazzoni.com/loop-antenna

Alexloop - http://www.alexloop.com/

VE3UK 6m loop antenna - http://www.magloop.com

Flexible feedline to make loops 7/8" Cellflex cable - https://www.talleycom.com/viewProduct?rlProdNum=RFSLCF78-50JA-A7&_vsrefdom=adwords&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI16WP1LX54wIVCh6tBh3LoQ2zEAAYASAAEgJA5vD_BwE

Solid Signal 1-1/4" flex cable - https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=UCF114-50JA&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=ucf114-50ja&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI16WP1LX54wIVCh6tBh3LoQ2zEAQYBSABEgK3HvD_BwE

Solid Signal 7/8" flex cable for transmitting loop - https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=lcf78-50jaa7

McMaster Carr - https://www.mcmaster.com/

Olander Company - https://www.olander.com/

LZ1AQ RX loop preamplifier - http://www.lz1aq.signacor.com/

AFEDRI SDR-Net description - http://www.afedri-sdr.com/

Remote Hams - http://remotehams.com/

Background image in episode banner © Trixt / Wikimedia Commons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_antenna#/media/File:Loop_antenna.jpg




Aug 13, 2019
HRWB082-Software Defined Radio Software
02:41:29

In this episode, Gerald Wilson KK5FO gives us an overview of general receiver software for Software Defined Radios and deep dives on software designed for specific applications.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/software-defined-radio-software

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Cale K4CDN’s  Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

Homebrew Heros - https://homebrewheroes.org/

Star Tech Wall Mount Rack - https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Mount-Patch-Panel-Bracket/

Navpoint rack - https://www.amazon.com/NavePoint-Network-Server-Cabinet-Enclosure/

Pop!_OS - https://system76.com/pop

 

The 8 bit guy on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8uT9cgJorJPWu7ITLGo9Ww

Strange Parts on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO8DQrSp5yEP937qNqTooOw

VNC on Raspberry Pi - https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/vnc/

VNC Viewer App - https://www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/

3Blue1Brown on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYO_jab_esuFRV4b17AJtAw

Signals Everywhere on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/pspheaven

RTL-SDR Supported Software - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software/

SDR# - https://airspy.com/download/

Fast Fourier Transforms - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spUNpyF58BY

MFJ SDR Interface - https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1708SDR

GQRX Linux/Mac SDR Software - http://gqrx.dk/

SDR Console - https://www.sdr-radio.com/

SpyServer Remote SDR Receiver Locations - https://airspy.com/directory/

GQRX Raspberry Pi 3 Version - http://gqrx.dk/download/gqrx-sdr-for-the-raspberry-pi

Cubic SDR - https://cubicsdr.com/

SDR Touch Android SDR Application - https://sdrtouch.com/

iOS SDR Receiver - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/new-rtl-sdr-receiver-app-for-ios-released/

Openwebrx SDR Web Server Application - https://sdr.hu/openwebrx

Yet Another APRS Client - https://www.ka2ddo.org/ka2ddo/YAAC.html

VB Cables - https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable/

Weather Satellite Reception - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/wxtoimg/

GNUAIS AIR Reception - http://gnuais.sourceforge.net/

Skyboat - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_NC-4

The Harrowing Journey of a Pacific Clipper - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0GbkM6n90o

ADSB - https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/programs/adsb/

FlightAware - https://flightaware.com/

ADSB Exchange - https://www.adsbexchange.com/

Piaware FlightAware Image - https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/

Dump1090 - https://github.com/antirez/dump1090

Virtual Radar Server - http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/

POCSAG - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POCSAG

SIGIDWIKI - https://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Signal_Identification_Guide

POCSAG Decoding - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-pocsag-pager-decoding/

PDW Pager Decoder - https://www.discriminator.nl/pdw/index-en.html

Linux multimon decoding - https://github.com/EliasOenal/multimon-ng

Unitrunker - http://www.unitrunker.com/

DSD Plus - https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/DSDPlus

RadioReference Database of Frequencies and Systems - https://www.radioreference.com/

Jul 30, 2019
HRWB081-Software Defined Radio Receivers
01:58:02

Gerald Wilson KK5FO stops by to talk about the state of Software Defined Radio Hardware and Software in 2019.  This show was intended to cover hardware and software applications, but the hardware segment went long. We will cover SDR software in an upcoming episode.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/software-defined-radio-receivers

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Cale K4CDN’s  Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

Raspberry Pi 4 - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-4-on-sale-now-from-35/

Raspberry PI 4 USB C - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/raspberry-pi-4-uses-incorrect-usb-c-design-wont-work-with-some-chargers/

Etus Research X300 SDR - https://www.ettus.com/all-products/x300-kit/

 

QNAP SFP to Thunderbolt Adapter - https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/qna-tb-10gbe

Improving Windows 10 for USB Data - https://bandzoogle.com/blog/20-ways-to-optimize-your-windows-10-pc-for-music-production

DPC Latency Guide - https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/208360865-Troubleshooting-DPC-latency

SIXFAB LTE Modems for Raspberry Pi - https://sixfab.com/product-category/raspberry-pi-shields

Dell SDR laptop - http://amzn.com/B07JXTFJVB

Pimoroni Square Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi - https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/hyperpixel-4-square

Adafruit Touchscreens for Pi - https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pitft-3-dot-5-touch-screen-for-raspberry-pi/overview

Super Het vs Direct Conversion Receivers - https://www.mwrf.com/systems/differences-between-receiver-types-part-1

RTL Broadcast SDR Filters (Scroll Down) - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/

miniVNA Tiny - http://miniradiosolutions.com/54-2/

Mini Circuits RF Filters - https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/RF-Filters.html

Leo Bodnar Mini GPSDO - https://v3.airspy.us/product/lb-gpsdo-mini/

RTL-SDR KerberosSDR - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kerberossdr-4x-coherent-rtl-sdr#/

LimeSDR - https://myriadrf.org/projects/component/

HackRF - https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/

RTL-SDR Blog - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/

AirSpy SDRs - https://airspy.com/

AirSpy SDR Shop in the US - https://v3.airspy.us/

SDRPlay - https://www.sdrplay.com/

Ettus b200 Mini SDR - https://www.ettus.com/all-products/usrp-b200mini/

Jul 16, 2019
HRWB080-Classic Radio Restoration
01:59:28

Scott Kerr KE1RR, President of the Collins Collectors Association, talks to us about the history of Collins radios, the joy of collecting vintage equipment, and considerations for restoration.

PERMALINK - http://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/classic-radio-restoration

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Cale K4CDN’s  Fundraiser - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

George’s Field Day Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKBAwyZKl-c

Xiegu G90 HF Radio - https://www.amazon.com/Xiegu-Amateur-Transceiver-0-5-30MHz-Structure/dp/B07PQQVPDD

Collins Collectors Association - http://www.collinsradio.org/

Videos for Collins 75A-4 - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=collins+75a4

Essential Workbench for Vintage Gear - http://www.collinsradio.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-Right-Stuff-for-your-Test-Bench-Kerr.pdf

Jul 02, 2019
HRWB079-New Pursuits in the Old Hobby
02:13:06

This week Smitty KR6ZY joins George in the cohost chair as Jeremy had family obligations.  George talks about his new found interest in a series of tubes, and Mark talks about finding a new found interest.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/new-pursuits-in-the-old-hobby

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Smitty’s Rotatable Dipole - https://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5763

Drake R4C & T4XC

Collins 75S1

Collins 75A4

ARES proposed standard audio interfaces - http://www.sloecc.org/headsets/proposal_ares_standard_headset.pdf

Mark’s Poll - what should he work on? - https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut/status/1140629582669705216?s=21

Jun 18, 2019
HRWB078 2019 Hamvention Debrief
02:04:09

Rod Hardman, VA3ON joins us to share his take on the 2019 Hamvention as someone who was actually able to go out and experience it!

Cale K4CDN GoFundMe to help w/ Carla’s Cancer - https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-nelson-family-as-carla-beats-cancer

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/2019-Hamvention-Debrief

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Mike K8MRD 12VDC Power Strip Board live build - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l9VaEKd4P0&t=68s

Review of Packtenna Mini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k083sSNGXyI

MFJ Battery Booster - MFJ-4416C - https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4416C

MFJ Battery Booster Control Head - MFJ-4416BRC - https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4416BRC

Contest University Video Library - https://www.contestuniversity.com/videos/

K1EL WKUSB Mini Winkeyer - https://www.hamcrafters2.com/WKmini.html

K3NG Arduino Based CW Keyer - https://blog.radioartisan.com/arduino-cw-keyer/

Jeremy - uBLOX GPS Breakout board from Airspy.us - https://v3.airspy.us/product/upu-ublox-m8q3a-sma/

Hainbach YouTube Channel - Music from vintage test equipment - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeovElJP0n0i8ADaPsRSd8g

Jun 04, 2019
HRWB077-Hamvention 2019 Wrap Up
02:11:00

George, Brittany, and Jeremy just returned from Hamvention 2019 in Xenia, OH.  We had a record year this year - there was no shortage of folks who stopped by to say hello and to pick up our build projects!  In fact, we were so busy that we didn’t get our usual level of coverage this year. A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to say hello and support us.  A special big thanks to the guy who bought my go box!

We interview Eric from Elecraft on the new K4 Direct Sampling SDR HF Transceiver, Mike from Flex Radio on the new multiFlex feature, and Kaitlyn from Digilent on the new Analog Discovery Studio.  We also include Hans Summer’s presentation from FDIM.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/hamvention-2019

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Elecraft K4 - https://elecraft.com/products/k4-transceiver

Flex Radio multiFlex - https://www.flexradio.com/multiflex/

Digilent Analog Discovery Studio - https://store.digilentinc.com/analog-discovery-studio-a-portable-circuits-laboratory-for-every-student/

Hans Summers’ QRP-Labs - https://www.qrp-labs.com/

May 21, 2019
HRWB076 Field Day 2019
02:11:22

John Jacobs W7DBO is back to talk about preparations for ARRL Field Day 2019.  We talk equipment, operating styles, and opportunities to improve our skills.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/field-day-2019

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Field Radio Podcast - http://fieldradiopodcast.org/

Field Radio Podcast on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQ0a59Oqea3OF00701H-Ew


Hex Beam (http://k4hex.com/)

DIY Roadcase Store - https://www.diyroadcasesstore.com/

AmazonBasics VESA Laptop Plate - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010QZD6I6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Robot DYN Arduino 2560 Board for Benchduino - https://robotdyn.com/mega-2560-pro-embed-ch340g-atmega2560-16au.html



Signal Search Drone Antenna Video - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2gD-0yd6GJ1Dh2-7Ko5kg

10x20 Carport - https://www.amazon.com/Caravan-Canopy-20-Feet-Domain-Carport/dp/B0032UY0C4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=238JV80J69UU6&keywords=10x20+canopy+tent&qid=1556939998&s=gateway&sprefix=10x20+%2Celectronics%2C154&sr=8-3

Eurmax 10'x10' Ez Pop Tent Commercial Instant Canopies with 4 Removable Zipper End Side Walls and Roller Bag Bonus 4 SandBags Weight, 1-White

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BSLQSVO?aaxitk=NY-kd8Td2dkgmeKO7mrAoQ&pd_rd_i=B01BSLQSVO&pf_rd_p=3fade48a-e699-4c96-bf08-bb772ac0e242&hsa_cr_id=5240242960601&sb-ci-n=asinImage&sb-ci-v=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-na.ssl-images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F41SzisSNxiL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B01BSLQSVO

SandBag Only - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0GI2OU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bandpasser Antenna Bandpass Box - https://www.arraysolutions.com/as-419

AT-100PROII - https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/ldg-at-100proii?seid=dxese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-dxese1-_-ldg-electronics&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5q214vaA4gIVyR-tBh2spABTEAQYAiABEgLxufD_BwE

Vanquest backpack IBEX - https://www.vanquest.com/ibex-35-backpack-multicam-black/

Par Electronics Omni Loop Antenna - http://www.parelectronics.com/omnis.php

Pneumatic antenna launcher - http://www.antennalaunchers.com/csv19/index.html

iPortable Antenna Analyzer - http://www.iportableus.com/_mgxroot/page_10743.html

Rig Expert Antenna Analyzer Arduino Hat - https://www.gigaparts.com/rigexpert-aa-35-zoom-60-khz-to-35-mhz.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3MOW_oCB4gIVg8JkCh0T3wusEAQYAiABEgIyHfD_BwE

RigExpert Antenna Analyzers - https://rigexpert.com/

Sark 110 Antenna Analyzer - https://www.steppir.com/shop/controllers-analyzers/sark-110-antenna-analyzer/

Goal Zero Light-a-life -

https://www.goalzero.com/shop/yeti-accessories/light-a-life-350-led-light/

https://www.goalzero.com/shop/yeti-accessories/light-a-life-mini-usb-light/

Mini60 Sark100 HF Antenna Analyzer - https://ebay.us/NaDuXH

Goal Zero Torch - https://www.goalzero.com/shop/led-lights/luna-touch-led-light/

May 07, 2019
HRWB075-Benchduino and Hamvention 2019
02:16:33

George takes us on a tour of the new Benchduino rapid prototyping platform.  This platform gives you access to common peripherals such as controls, displays, and even a breakout directly in to the Analog Discover 2!  It is compatible with a wide array of processing boards such as the Adafruit Feathers and the Raspberry Pi Zero. We also talk about Hamvention 2019 - we will be there again in booth 3104 - stop by and say hello!

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/benchduino-and-hamvention-2019

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Icom IC-9700 Groups.io Discussion Board - https://groups.io/g/ic-9700

Rate My Radio video on the Icom IC-9700 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAxPc78ZN6Y

Forthcoming Anytone Mobile DMR Radio Details -  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4DK-4lUcAAzpZq.jpg:large

USB Audio Optimization - https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/207355205-Optimising-your-PC-for-Audio-on-Windows-10

USB Audio DPC Latency Guide - https://support.focusrite.com/hc/en-gb/articles/208360865-Troubleshooting-DPC-latency

Benchduino Groups.io Discussion Board - https://groups.io/g/benchduino

KB1HQS Portable Gear Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3PF-f4-AUo

Apr 23, 2019
HRWB074-Panadapters
01:49:16

Eric Swartz, co-founder of Elecraft, drops by to deep dive on panadapters.  We talk about their use, their features, and their technology.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/panadapters

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Elecraft High-Performance HF Radios and Accessories - http://www.elecraft.com/

Elecraft P3 Desktop Panadapter - https://elecraft.com/products/p3-dsp-panadapter-for-the-k3s-and-k3

Elecraft PX3 Panadapter for the KX3 - https://elecraft.com/products/px3-panadapter-for-kx3

California QSO Party - http://www.cqp.org/

CrankIR Portable Antenna - https://www.steppir.com/antennas/vertical-antennas/crankir-vertical-and-dipole/

IKEA Hack Desktop Module Stands - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaJHy8MTfGc

LP Pan 2 - http://www.telepostinc.com/LP-PAN.html

Baseband Definition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseband

I and Q Data - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-phase_and_quadrature_components

NAP3 Panadapter Software - http://www.telepostinc.com/NaP3.html

HDSDR SDR Software - http://www.hdsdr.de/

Intermediate Frequency Definition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate_frequency

Elecraft Community - https://elecraft.com/pages/community

Apr 09, 2019
HRWB073-BayCon 2019 - Cisco TacOps, APRS, DMR
01:54:51

We bring you the third installment of content from BayCon 2019.  Dustin KM6QNK talks to us about Cisco’s Tactical Operations Emergency Communication team.  Ray KF6GPE talks to us about the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS). Reilly K6YAP will take us home with his presentation about Digital Mobile Radio (DMR).

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/BayCon2019-Cisco-TacOps-APRS-DMR

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Cisco Tac Ops Emergency Communications Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/cisco_tacops.pdf

APRS Turns 35 - What's Next ? Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/aprs-turns-35.pdf

Introduction to Digital Voice and DMR Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/k6yap_dmr.pdf

 

Mar 26, 2019
HRWB072-Test Equipment with Jason from Siglent
02:03:11

This week, Jason Chonko from Siglent America joins us to talk about getting your first piece of bench test equipment.  We also explore signal generators, RF test gear, and exciting things coming from Siglent. Siglent will appear at the 2019 Hamvention.

PERMALINK:  https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/test-equipment-with-jason-from-siglent

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Novexcomm IC-7300 Rack Mount Panel - https://www.ebay.com/itm/3U-RACK-PANEL-FOR-ICOM-IC-7300-WITH-SPEAKER-AND-OPTIONAL-30-AMP-POWER-SUPPLY/382552443289?hash=item5911e70999:m:mJFFPuWcLZBPDsKsT1PTRZw&frcectupt=true

Novation Circuit Synth/Groovebox - https://novationmusic.com/circuit/circuit

EEVBlog Siglent VNA Teardown Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxBcQDooAYs

Siglent 200mhz 2 channel Oscilloscope SDS1102X-E (under $400!) - https://www.siglentamerica.com/digital-oscilloscopes/sds1000x-e-series-super-phosphor-oscilloscopes/

Siglent 100mhz 4 channel Oscilloscope SDS1104X-E - https://www.siglentamerica.com/digital-oscilloscopes/sds1000x-e-series-super-phosphor-oscilloscopes/

Siglent DC Power Supplies - https://www.siglentamerica.com/power-supplies/

Siglent Signal Generators - https://www.siglentamerica.com/waveform-generators/

Siglent YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJTMHHYrlZtYZ7v9L4QVPSQ

Mar 12, 2019
HRWB071-BayCon2019 Part 2 - Ham Roots of Silicon Valley, Off-Grid Solar
02:19:50

We go back to BayCon 2019, the Bay Net radio club’s annual radio conference.  In the first segment we will hear from Paul Wesling KM6LH about Silicon Valley’s roots in amateur radio.  Marcel Stieber AI6MS talks to us about setting up solar power systems for off-grid operation of repeater sites and Field Day.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/baycon2019-ham-Origins-of-silicon-valley-off-grid-solar-operation

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The Origins of Silicon Valley - Roots in Amateur Radio Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/km6lh_silicon_valley.pdf

Off-grid Solar Systems Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/ai6m_off_grid_solar.pdf


Feb 26, 2019
HRWB070-2019 Winter Field Day and QRP and SOTA from BayCon
02:26:55

This week we feature several topics related to operating in the field.  Jeremy debriefs on the Ohio Valley Experimenters Club 2019 Winter Field Day experience.  George brings us two presentations from BayCon 2019 - Doug Hendricks KI6DS on QRP and Rex Vokey KE6MT on Summits on the Air.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/2019-WFD-and-BayCon-QRP-and-SOTA

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Intro to QRP Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/ki6ds_qrp.pdf

Successful SOTA Strategies Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/uploads/1/2/2/7/122774721/ke6mt_sota.pdf

ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF Radio - http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/9700/default.aspx

Nextion Displays for Hotspots Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Nextion/

Nextion Screen code for Hotspots - https://github.com/PD0DIB/Nextion_HAM-radio-screens

Ohio Valley Experimenters Club Winter Field Day 2019 Video - https://youtu.be/6AVWqdqqfo4

Ohio Valley Experiementers Club - http://ovec.club/

Array Solutions HF Band Pass Filters - https://www.arraysolutions.com/filters/bpf-hpf

Array Solutions Bandpass in a Box Bandpasser II - https://www.arraysolutions.com/filters/bpf-hpf/as-419

LDG Tuner - https://ldgelectronics.com/index.php/products/desktop/at-100proii/

Asus T102HA Transformer Tablet Computer - https://www.asus.com/us/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T102HA/

Pneumatic PVC Antenna Launcher - https://www.n1fd.org/2016/10/14/antenna-launcher/

QRP Guys QRP Kits by Doug Henricks KI6DS - https://qrpguys.com/

Rex KE6MT Website - https://www.ke6mt.us/

 

Feb 12, 2019
HRWB069-What is Arduino
02:28:03

Brittany KF8IJZ received an Arduino kit with many sensors and addons for Christmas and is starting to get familiar with the microcontroller and its capabilities.  Mark KR6ZY joins us to answer the fundamental question of “What is Arduino?” We talk through some fundamentals and some practical examples of projects one can complete with an Arduino compatible microcontroller.

PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/what-is-arduino

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Smitty’s Headphone Amp - http://diyaudioprojects.com/Solid/12AU7-IRF510-LM317-Headamp/

Active Antenna Loop Antenna - https://active-antenna.eu/

Using Filters to smooth Pulse Width Modulation Output - https://hackaday.com/2011/06/16/beginner-concepts-using-a-low-pass-filter-to-smooth-pwm-output/

Arduino analogWrite - https://www.arduino.cc/reference/en/language/functions/analog-io/analogwrite/

Arduino Wire - https://www.arduino.cc/en/reference/wire

What is Arduino - https://www.arduino.cc/en/guide/introduction

Arduino IDE - https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

Microsoft Visual Code Arduino - https://medium.com/home-wireless/use-visual-studio-code-for-arduino-2d0cf4c1760b

Arduino Software Tools - https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/DevelopmentTools

Arduino Official Language Reference - https://www.arduino.cc/reference/en/

Core Arduino Libraries - https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Libraries

Arduino Libraries - https://playground.arduino.cc/Main/LibraryList

K3NG Arduino Based CW Keyer - https://blog.radioartisan.com/arduino-cw-keyer/

Debouncing a Button in Software - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYOYgU2vlSE

KR6ZY’s 4 part series on TWiT’s Coding 101 on building an Analog Panel Meter clock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwoGkRf5WnM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSd-jip59PI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWnmMRls1os

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-WKsIuVrIw

Arduino Controlled Fox Hunt Transmitter - http://www.wt4y.com/arduino-fox-controller

Arduino MIDI Controller Tutorial - https://www.arduino.cc/en/tutorial/midi

Jan 29, 2019
HRWB068-BUilding the K7AGE Workbench
02:03:40

Randy K7AGE of YouTube fame recently moved in to a new home on the coast of Oregon and had the enviable problem of outfitting his space for Ham Radio and Workbench activities.  This week, he joins us to talk about building his workbench as well as how to shop Ham Fests for great deals on test equipment.

PERMALINK - https://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/podcast/building-the-k7age-workbench

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2019” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Randy K7AGE on Twitter - https://twitter.com/K7AGE

Randy K7AGE on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE

Benchduino Groups.io Group - https://groups.io/g/benchduino

BayCon 2019 - http://baycon.us/

Quartz Fest - http://www.quartzfest.org/

No Nonsense Amateur Radio Podcast - https://nononsenseamateurradio.com/

Adafruit Circuit Playground Express - https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333

QSO Today Interview with Randy K7AGE - https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/k7age

Marine Traffic Tracker - https://www.marinetraffic.com/

2x4 Basics - http://www.2x4basics.com/

List of Tektronix TM500 Modules - http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/List_of_TM500_and_TM5000_equipment

Alan Wolke W2AEW Test Equipment - https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

QRP-Labs QSX Radio - https://qrp-labs.com/qsx.html

Intel Next Unit of Computing - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc/kits.html

Julian Ilett YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/julius256

QST Amateur Radio Magazine - http://www.arrl.org/qst

ARRL Amateur Radio Handbook - https://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbook/

HamRadio 360 Podcast for New Hams - http://hamradio360.com/

Dave KE0OG Ham Radio YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler

W2AEW Test Equipment Fundamentals YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

EEVBlog Electronics YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/EEVblog

Jim Heath W6LG Ham Radio YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/jimw6lg

Ham Nation Weekly Amateur Radio Show on TWiT - https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation

Amateur Logic - https://www.amateurlogic.tv/blog/

Amateur Logic Ham College - https://www.hamcollege.tv/

eHam Amateur Radio Forums - https://www.eham.net/

TX Factor Amateur Radio Shows - http://www.txfilms.co.uk/txfactor/

K7QO CW Training - https://www.kkn.net/~k7qo/

CW Ops / CW Academy - https://cwops.org/

DitDit.fm Podcast - https://www.ditdit.fm/

CW Mobile App - https://pacolabs.com/iOS/MorseIt/


Jan 15, 2019
HRWB067-Tech in Technician Part 2
01:50:03

Brittany KE8LCA is back to continue our “Tech in Technician Discussion where we explain concepts from the Amateur Radio Technician Exam in practical terms.  We also talk about our ham radio goals for 2019 and answer listener questions about Ham Radio topics. Finally, we discuss the processes and equipment used by us to produce the Ham Radio Workbench podcast.

Our newest sponsor - LDG Electronics - https://ldgelectronics.com/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Kenwood TM-V71A VHF/UHF dual receive mobile ham radio - https://www.kenwood.com/usa/com/amateur/tm-v71a/



 

Jan 01, 2019
HRWB066-Tech in Technician
02:11:36

We are proud to announce that Jeremy’s Wife Brittany, Mrs. IJZ, is now KE8LCA! She has already filed a vanity application for KF8IJZ. She joins us this week to talk through some questions from the current Technician question pool around electronics and antenna characteristics. This is also our final show of calendar year 2018. Thank you each and every one of our listeners for making the show possible through your support and engagement. We look forward to a great 2019!

We are very sorry to share that Dave Shoaf, KG6IRW, from Elecraft, who was our guest on the RF Power Amplifier episode (https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/hf-amplifiers), passed away. Dave was a very experienced and knowledgeable ham and a great guest. Our thoughts are with Dave’s family and our friends at Elecraft.

Brittany would like to thank Dan KB6NU for his No Nonsense Technician Study Guide - available for FREE here - https://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/

Brittany would also like to thank Richard KD7BBC for HamStudy.org - the free amateur radio testing and study guide site - https://www.hamstudy.org/

Save 25% ($10) off the HRWB Coax Relay Kit - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p6/4-Port_Coax_Relay_Partial_Kit.html

NEW! QRP Dummy Load complete kit is available for sale - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p8/QRP_Dummy_Load_Full_Kit.html

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

FLIR One Pro Thermal Camera - https://www.flir.com/products/flir-one-pro/

Adafruit Feather Weather Station Project - https://learn.adafruit.com/wifi-weather-station-with-tft-display?embeds=allow

Black Nylon M2.5 Standoff, nut, and screw set - https://www.adafruit.com/product/3299

Raspberry Pi VESA Mounting Plate - https://www.c4labs.com/product/zebra-vesa-mounting-plate-raspberry-pi-3-b-a-zero-zerow-arduino-uno-rev3-color-options/

8.9” HD Portable Display - https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Resolution-DisplayWith-Speakers-Raspberry/dp/B07H13CLXZ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543632723&sr=8-1&keywords=eleduino+8.9

Benchduino Groups.io - https://groups.io/g/benchduino

Nextion Displays - https://nextion.itead.cc/

AT&T Impedance Matching Demo - https://youtu.be/DovunOxlY1k?t=1138

WSPR Spotting - http://wsprnet.org/drupal/

PSK Reporter - https://pskreporter.info/pskmap.html

Reverse Beacon Network Propagation monitor - http://www.reversebeacon.net/

CW Beacons - https://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/intro.html

Dec 18, 2018
HRWB065-2018 Holiday Shopping part 2
02:04:40

It started as a normal episode - We invited Rod Hardman VA3ON and John Jacobs W7DBO (of the Field Radio Podcast) on to talk Holiday Shopping for Hams - one of our most favorite episodes to do each year.  During this session, we showed no restraint whatsoever because we were at the 4 hour mark when we stopped recording!  While we know you generally like long episodes, we thought we’d split this one into two parts. In part 2, we cover Ham Radio accessories and gifts for your Workbench.

Now through the end of the year, save 25% on the 4-Port Coax Relay Switch - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p6/4-Port_Coax_Relay_Partial_Kit.html

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Case for 12V DC Power Strip from Rocket City 3d - https://rocketcity3d.ecwid.com/Ham-Radio-Workbench-12V-DC-Power-Strip-Case-p114464423

STLs for the 12V DC Power Strip  - https://pinshape.com/items/47791-3d-printed-ham-radio-workbench-dc-power-strip-case?fbclid=IwAR3a0sfN4r-QOCNCqr8bCKSKtBJBC4xuNA-Vm54-tppWr1wdRdI9TPBRfCM

The Field Radio Podcast is not dead! - https://www.youtube.com/fieldradiopodcast

SPRAT http://www.gqrp.com/sprat.htm

RADCOM FROM THE RSGB https://rsgb.org/main/publications-archives/radcom/

National Contest Journal - http://ncjweb.com/

QRP Quarterly (QRP-ARCI Journal) - http://www.qrparci.org/

QEX: the forum for Communications Experimenters - http://www.arrl.org/qex

RT Systems Programming Software - https://www.rtsystemsinc.com/

Rig Expert Antenna Analyzers - https://rigexpert.com/

Bird Watt Meters - https://www.birdrf.com/Products/Test%20and%20Measurement/Power-Meters/Wattmeters-Line-Sections/RF-Wattmeters.aspx

RTL-SDR v3 Dongle - https://www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-RTL2832U-Software-Defined/dp/B0129EBDS2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542432310&sr=8-4&keywords=rtl-sdr

Anker Powerline USB Cables (Micro USB, Lightning, USB-C) - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dmobile&field-keywords=anker+powerline

Begali CW Paddles - https://www.i2rtf.com/keys---paddles.html

MFJ-464 CW Keyer/Reader - https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-464

Bioenno Battery - https://www.bioennopower.com/

Powerfilm Solar Panel - https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/

RadioSport Headsets - http://www.arlancommunications.com/products/amateurRadio/

Goal Zero Crush Solar Lantern - https://www.goalzero.com/shop/lights/crush-light/

Heil HT Headset - https://heilsound.com/products/handie-talkie-headset-hth/

Fenix USB Lantern - https://www.amazon.com/rechargeable-neutral-dedicated-camping-EdisonBright/dp/B075QZRFSP/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1542424334&sr=8-16&keywords=fenix+lantern

Fenix HL23 AA Headlamp

https://www.amazon.com/Fenix-HL23-Headlamp-Champagne-EdisonBright/dp/B00UHZXAYG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542433548&sr=8-3&keywords=fenix+hl23

https://www.amazon.com/Goal-Zero-Light-Life-Light/dp/B016UQNG9E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542433912&sr=8-3&keywords=lightalife+mini

Airforce Boonie Hat - https://uspatriottactical.com/r-b-airman-battle-uniform-boonie-hat-abu/

Improved MilSpec Rain Poncho - http://store.oldgrouch.biz/immipomainus.html

Morseit by Picolabs CW App - https://pacolabs.com/iOS/MorseIt/

Free Amateur Radio Test Prep - https://HamStudy.org/

Coax Crimp Set (DX Engineering) - https://www.dxengineering.com/search/part-type/coaxial-cable-prep-tools

Snap circuits - https://www.elenco.com/brand/snap-circuits/

Makeblock mBot Ranger Programmable Robot Kit - https://amzn.to/2TkgyDN

Kuman K4-US for Arduino Project Complete Starter Kit - https://amzn.to/2TlO50d

Chibitronics - LED Craft Kit - https://chibitronics.com/

QRP-Labs QRP Radio Kits - https://www.qrp-labs.com/

WinKeyer - https://www.hamcrafters2.com/

BITX QRP Transceiver Kits - http://www.hfsignals.com/

Hakko desoldering gun FR-301 - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FR-301-Desoldering-Tool/dp/B07BKSLLG9

Arduino sensor kit - ttps://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultimate-37-in-1-Sensor-Modules-Kit-for-Arduino-MCU-Education-User-Free-case/231757573899?hash=item35f5d3ef0b:rk:1:pf:0

Transistor kit - https://www.ebay.com/itm/840pcs-Transistor-TO-92-Assortment-24-value-NPN-PNP-DIY-kit-2N2222-S9018-BC32/332682436699?epid=12020296536&hash=item4d756b205b:rk:1:pf:0

Resistor kit - https://www.ebay.com/itm/130-values-2600pcs-1ohm-10M-ohm-W-Metal-Film-Resistor-Resistors-Assortment-Kit/221903164710?hash=item33aa759526:rk:1:pf:0

“The Radio Amateurs Workshop” - Joel Hallas W1ZR - http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-Radio-Amateurs-Workshop

Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper - https://amzn.to/2OKEI6N

MC4 Crimper https://amzn.to/2zhws9z

Dupont Crimping Tool - https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Professional-Compression-Ratcheting-Wire-electrode/dp/B00OMM4YUY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542437709&sr=8-3&keywords=dupont+crimping+tool



Dec 04, 2018
HRWB064-2018 Holiday Shopping Show Part 1
01:45:28

It started as a normal episode - We invited Rod Hardman VA3ON and John Jacobs W7DBO (of the Field Radio Podcast) on to talk Holiday Shopping for Hams - one of our most favorite episodes to do each year.  During this session, we showed no restraint whatsoever because we were at the 4 hour mark when we stopped recording!  While we know you generally like long episodes, we thought we’d split this one into two parts. In part 1, we cover our workbenches and radio gear (topical since Black Friday is just around the corner).  In our next episode, we will cover radio accessories and gear for the workbench.

Now through the end of the year, save 25% on the 4-Port Coax Relay Switch - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p6/4-Port_Coax_Relay_Partial_Kit.html

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Case for 12V DC Power Strip from Rocket City 3d - https://rocketcity3d.ecwid.com/Ham-Radio-Workbench-12V-DC-Power-Strip-Case-p114464423

STLs for the 12V DC Power Strip  - https://pinshape.com/items/47791-3d-printed-ham-radio-workbench-dc-power-strip-case?fbclid=IwAR3a0sfN4r-QOCNCqr8bCKSKtBJBC4xuNA-Vm54-tppWr1wdRdI9TPBRfCM

The Field Radio Podcast is not dead! - https://www.youtube.com/fieldradiopodcast

For inspiration Richard: K2EZ Mobile Rover - https://youtu.be/UwGoYCpGLko

Hans Summers QRP Radio Kits - https://www.qrp-labs.com/

Kevin Reeve N7RXE Cache Makers balloon launch - https://youtu.be/MxaKxS5POmY

California Near Space Project - http://www.cnsp-inc.com/

https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/4257043-to-infinity-and-beyond-lanark-space-agency-a-best-kept-secret/

Lanark Space Agency - https://lanarkspace.wordpress.com

Arduino and Baloons - https://makezine.com/projects/near-space-balloon-cam-with-arduino-and-aprs-radio/

Tracksoar Balloon Controller - https://www.tracksoar.com/

NA4RR Hexbeam - http://www.k4hex.com/

George’s Benchduino Project - https://groups.io/g/benchduino

DX-Lab Software - https://www.dxlabsuite.com/

Icom RS-BA1 Software - https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx

Icom IC-9700 - http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/9700/default.aspx

CS-800D - http://www.connectsystems.com/products/top/radios/CS800D.htm

Nov 20, 2018
HRWB063-Listener Projects with Arduino and 3D Printing
01:58:14

Bernie Nazari K6NAZ has been a ham for just under two years, but has already been bitten by the building bug.  Recently he’s shared two projects in our Facebook group that combine Arduino compatible Adafruit Feather boards and 3D Printing to add to his ham radio fun.  Bernie joins us today to talk about his remote Pi-Star hot spot display and controller as well has his approach for building a remotely controlled linked dipole an>ntenna.

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Case for 12V DC Power Strip from Rocket City 3d - https://rocketcity3d.ecwid.com/Ham-Radio-Workbench-12V-DC-Power-Strip-Case-p114464423

STLs for the 12V DC Power Strip  - https://pinshape.com/items/47791-3d-printed-ham-radio-workbench-dc-power-strip-case?fbclid=IwAR3a0sfN4r-QOCNCqr8bCKSKtBJBC4xuNA-Vm54-tppWr1wdRdI9TPBRfCM

Octoprint Raspberry Pi based 3D Printer Web Interface - https://octoprint.org/

OpenSpot 2 Review Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rukUx9H6sd4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUZcys6HAIw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fNDod1AhFw

Anytone AT-878 Dual Band DMR Radio with APRS - https://powerwerx.com/anytone-atd878uv-dmr-dual-band-handheld-gps-roaming

Bernie’s Pi-Star Remote Remote - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl_L7aRsDLM&fbclid=IwAR12Ko2TEKp3p2fgZ9ep2BsQLJcWR6dpsPVaDjbtuA3hva67pmiEm634G58

Adafruit Weather Station project - https://learn.adafruit.com/wifi-weather-station-with-tft-display/overview?fbclid=IwAR0ERuRDxJiPiGuVRxlQN0enZCF2g-ixGvSUprueC6UyS8_1JNtKqKECeBs

Transisterized Level Shifting - https://hackaday.com/2016/12/05/taking-it-to-another-level-making-3-3v-and-5v-logic-communicate-with-level-shifters/

http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/mosfet-voltage-level-converter

Adafruit Feather Development Boards and Wing Peripheral Boards - https://www.adafruit.com/feather

Adafruit Feather Spec - https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-feather/feather-specification

Bernie’s Dipole Link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/permalink/323099451786319/

Autodesk Fusion360 CAD Software - https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists

KF7IJZ ‘s DVMega BlueStack Case - https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bluestack-micro-plus-dvmega-enclosure

Car Hacking on the Amp Hour - https://theamphour.com/388-an-interview-with-earl-sharpe-and-collin-kidder/

Crealty Ender 3 sub $200 3D Printer - https://www.banggood.com/Creality-3D-Ender-3-V-slot-Prusa-I3-DIY-3D-Printer-Kit-220x220x250mm-Printing-Size-p-1278399.html?cur_warehouse=USA

Crealty Ender 3 Upgrades - https://all3dp.com/1/20-must-creality-ender-3-upgrades-mods/

Nov 06, 2018
HRWB062-Solar Power
02:21:24

George KJ6VU is away at Pacificon so Nick KN6NK stops by to deep dive on Solar Power fundamentals.  We talk about understanding your power requirements, sizing your batteries, and how to factor your solar production needs.  We also talk about solar charge controllers to tie it all together. Jeremy KF7IJZ also gives a basic overview of Ubiquiti Unifi networking equipment.

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Light-weight Portable Rugged Thin Film Solar Panels from PowerFilm Solar -

Desoldering Iron

Hakko Desoldering Iron

uBITx spectral purity fixes

D-Link vulnerabilities

Solar Exposure Map KWh/m^2/day - https://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html

Solar Energy Potential Maps in Watt Hours / foot^2 / day - https://www.energy.gov/maps/solar-energy-potential

Great Scott DIY Solar Tracker

KN6NK's Solar Charge Controller

Genasun Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Charge Controllers - https://genasun.com/

West Mountain Radio Epic PWRgate and Solar Charge Controller

Victron Energeny Battery Monitor

Turnigy Power Monitor

West Mountain Radio PWRCheck Power Monitor - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011155

Welding Cable

MC4 Solar Pannel Connectors

Managing 12 Volts

Achieving Energy Independence

Home Power magazine

Jehu Garcia

Commsprepper

Charging and Discharging Batteries at the Same Time - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA_WEykbGE4&t=1s


KN6NK's Trailer Build - https://imgur.com/a/M3iHdet

Oct 23, 2018
HRWB061-Introduction to Repeater Building
02:02:36

George KJ6VU walks us through the most common components found in a modern FM repeater.  We cover antennas, duplexers, coax, radios, controllers, and other helpful information for those who are considering taking on the project of an analog repeater build.

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Case for 12V DC Power Strip from Rocket City 3d - https://rocketcity3d.ecwid.com/Ham-Radio-Workbench-12V-DC-Power-Strip-Case-p114464423

OpenSpot 2 - https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot2/

POCSAG - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POCSAG

Google Assistant enabled Repeater - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m52-3EuQfnk


Benchduino - https://groups.io/g/benchduino

KJ6VU’s Previous Repeater Episode - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2014/10/08/10/

Repeater Builder - http://www.repeater-builder.com/rbtip/index.html

CDM Repeaters - http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/cdm/cdm-index.html

MaxTrac Repeaters - http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/maxtrac/maxtrac-index.html

Sierra Radio Systems Repeater Controllers - http://www.sierraradio.net/

Hustler G6 440 - https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/hsr-g6-440

PAVE PAWS Over the Horizon Radar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAVE_PAWS

Coax Feedline Loss Calculator - http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator/

Remote Site Monitoring Episode - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/remote-repeater-site-monitoring

QST Voter Article - http://www.ldgelectronics.com/assets/discontinued_manuals/RVS-8.pdf


Oct 09, 2018
HRWB060-Introduction to Networking and Security
02:44:00

Most of us have several devices connected to the Internet in our Ham Shacks.  A computer, a digital mode hotspot, and a Raspberry Pi are several common items one would find.  We may not give much thought to these devices because affordable commercially available equipment make it a breeze to connect devices to each other and the Internet.  But, have you ever stopped to think whether your hotspot should have network access to the computer you do your taxes on? This week Nick KN6NK and Smitty KR6ZY join us to give an introduction to basic networking topics and a primer on basic but powerful practices to secure our networks in the ham shack and beyond.

 

Nick KN6NK - https://twitter.com/explodinglemur?lang=en

Smitty KR6ZY - https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us for feedback and ideas - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Save 10% off of a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter with code WORKBENCH 10 at checkout (through Dec 31, 2018) - 30 Watt Foldable Solar Panel with Anderson Powerpole Adapter

Closed-loop spindle speed control (Arduino PID controller) for my 3040 router (they’re all over eBay)

Watching developments on uBITx harmonics/spurs and related fixes

Retro DOS gaming on real hardware instead of DOSBox!  Thin client and sound card

Proposed ARES standard headset interface:

http://www.sloecc.org/headsets/proposal_ares_standard_headset.pdf

EEVBLOG Raspberry PI PoE Hat Issues - https://www.eevblog.com/2018/09/20/eevblog-1122-raspberry-pi-3-poe-hat-fail-investigation/

Raspberry Pi PoE Hat Issues Forum Post - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=220984

Raspberry Pi PoE Hat Issues - The Register article

The 7-Layer OSI Model - https://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/OSI_Layers.asp

802.11 WiFi Standards - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Host_Configuration_Protocol

Network Address Translation (NAT) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation

Stateful vs Stateless Firewalls - https://www.lanner-america.com/blog/stateless-vs-stateful-packet-filtering-firewalls-better/

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_(computing)

Domain Name System - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System

Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_DNS

COTS wifi+router with third-party firmware - Tomato / dd-wrt / OpenWRT

Overview of basic commercial wifi+router security - https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-your-wifi-router-as-secure-as-possible-1827695547

Wired Network sniffing - http://www.halibut.com/~mark/EtherSniff-v1.0.pdf

Wifi security talk

Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_LAN

Ubiquiti Unifi Networking Gear - https://unifi-sdn.ubnt.com/

Sep 25, 2018
HRWB059-Field Radios
02:21:14

Rod Hardman VA3ON joins George for part two of the “Workbench in the Field” series.  Rod and George discuss portable radio selection and field build projects.

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 - https://hose.brandmeister.network/group/31075/

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

PowerFilm Solar Lightsaver Max - https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/lightsaver/lightsaver-max-portable-solar-charger

New SharkRF OpenSpot2 Wireless Announced - https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot2/

Hytera AR482G Handheld down to $209 at HRO - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015987

DMR Registration is Changing - https://www.radioid.net

Ham Radio 2.0 Discussion - https://www.livefromthehamshack.tv/2018/06/26/episode-142-radioid-net-updates-with-ve9gln/

AMSAT QRM from Hotspots - https://twitter.com/amsat/status/1034124525011697665

Hans Summer’s QRPLabs - Ultimate3S QRSS/WSPR Transmitter Kit -https://www.qrp-labs.com/ultimate3/u3s.html

SOTA Beams WSPRlite - https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/wsprlite-antenna-tester/

Sling pack From 5.11 - https://www.511tactical.com/push-pack.html)

Icom IC-7300 Side Panel Handles -

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Seitengriffe-fur-die-ICOM-Modellreihe-IC-7300-8600-9700-Gespreizte-Version/263857776249

Palm CW Paddles - http://www.morseexpress.com/palm/

Pignology Programmable Controller “Pigknob” - http://pignology.net/pigknob/

Battery Capacity Calculator - http://www.4sqrp.com/Battery_Capacity/index.php

Coax Loss Table - https://www.qsradio.com/coax-and-connector-info.html

Full Coax Loss Calculator - http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator/

 

Sep 11, 2018
HRWB058-Portable Repeaters for Emergency Situations
01:31:42

This week we are joined by Rob KA2PBT and Evan KD2IZW to talk about building creative solutions to post emergency or disaster communications problems. Rob is engaged with his local high-school and has been working with youth to engage them in hands-on engineering and problem-solving using amateur radio. Evan is a former student who lead a team to design and build a balloon launched cross-band repeater for search and rescue purposes. He presented this project at the 2017 Dayton Youth Forum. He shares with us the components utilized in the repeater and the processes that he went through to design and build a solution. Rob continues to work with students today and he shares with us the most recent project-a portable solar-powered digipeater meant to handle text-based traffic in remote disaster areas with no infrastructure. Along the way, Rob also shares some of his tips on how to get youth interested in amateur radio.

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Echolink SVXLink - https://www.svxlink.org/

Power Wheels Racing Series - http://www.powerracingseries.org/

Arduino Mega - https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-mega-2560-rev3

IKEA Ekby Shelf Bracket Indoor Antenna Mount - https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10136135/

MultiRX on GitHub - https://github.com/pabutusa/multirx

ICECast Streaming Media Server - http://icecast.org/

Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network - https://www.arednmesh.org/

2017 Dayton Youth Forum Balloon Based Repeater for Emergency Applications - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4eaChIjk8E

2018 Dayton Youth Forum Data Network for Emergency Communications - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHHmJ4FJBHM

818 VHF / UHF Radio Modules - www.dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818V.pdf

Arduino Due - https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-due

Balloon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I45LX0

First Science and Technology Programs - https://www.firstinspires.org/

Emergency Antenna Platform System (pole climbing robot) - http://wc2fd.com/index.php?title=Emergency_Antenna_Platform_System

Raspberry Pi TNC - https://tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm

Plans for projects (721st Mechanized Contest Battalion) - http://wc2fd.com/

 

Aug 28, 2018
HRWB057-Antennas for HOA Restricted Areas
02:16:19

HRWB057 - Antennas for HOA Restricted Areas

Dr. Jack Mandelman K1VT joins us to talk about being a Ham and living in a neighborhood with an HOA that restricts antenna installations.  We will talk about approaches and some equipment that one can use to be active on HF when living with such restrictions. We also touch on the role that transmitting and receiving magnetic loop antennas can play in getting you on the air from within an HOA restricted area.

Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

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Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Field Radio Podcast Ammo Can Repeater Episode - https://fieldradiopodcast.org/FRP10.php

Changes to FRS and GMRS Regulations - http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-personal-radio-service-revisions-will-affect-gmrs-frs-cb-other-part-95-devices

Light Saver Max Portable Solar Charger - https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/lightsaver/lightsaver-max-portable-solar-charger

QSO Today Interview - https://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/k1vt

BlueDV AMBE Software - https://www.pa7lim.nl/ambepage/

NWDigital ThumbDV AMBE Dongle - http://nwdigitalradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/ThumbDV-A.pdf

DVMega DV Stock AMBE Dongle - http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/DVstick.html

AFEDRI SDR - http://www.afedri-sdr.com/

HDSDR SDR Software - http://www.hdsdr.de/

OTARD - https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule

Tarheel Antenna Mounts - https://www.tarheelantennas.com/mounts

Tarheel Antenna Ground Radial Kit - https://www.tarheelantennas.com/accessories

MFJ-2286 BigStick Telescoping Whip Antenna - http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-2286

MFJ-1886 Receiving Loop - https://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1886

LZ1AQ Receiving Loop Antenna Amplifier - https://active-antenna.eu/

LZ1AQ - http://www.lz1aq.signacor.com/

RCA Antenna Rotor for Loop Receiving Antennas - https://www.amazon.com/AUDIOVOX-Remote-Antenna-Rotator-VH226F/dp/B008468PWC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1533953076&sr=8-4&keywords=antenna+rotor&dpID=41fgb5C1okL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

RFForb - RemoteHams - http://remotehams.com/

MFJ Window Antenna Feedthrough - http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Categories.php?sub=1&ref=99

 

Aug 14, 2018
HRWB056-Field Radio Workbench
02:40:46

HRWB056 Field Radio Workbench Banner

Get geared up for field operating and setting up your field workbench with John Jacobs W7DBO from the Field Radio Podcast.  In segment 1, John outlines his method for organizing and planning your field radio adventures. In segment 2 we list essential tools, parts, and test gear you need for light weight trail ops and full scale Field Day deployments.  We wrap up the show with an introduction to the Powerfilm Lightsaver MAX portable battery and solar panel.

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Segment 1 - Plan your Event

Mission First Gear Second

Identify what you want to accomplish and select gear to match

What is your goal?

  • Day trip vs overnighter?
  • Hotel vs camping vs backpacking?
  • Travel focus or radio focus?

Field Expediency

Doing work in advance selecting gear to maximize time on air versus time setting up / breaking down

Field Tested Gear: Load out in living room, then load out in back yard, then load out in local park, then once gear is tested, attempt the big trip. Field test in your driveway or at the park first.

Personal prep / Safety First:

Personal Emergency Preparations, travel itinerary, weather observations, red flag warnings.

4 Goals:

  • Get On The Air
  • Stay On The Air
  • Be An Effective Communicator
  • Have Fun

Gear Must Be:

  • Modular
  • Tested
  • Portable
  • Understood

Field Radio Podcast

Comms To Go

Segment 2 - Field Workbench

Light weight radio events – SOTA, travel, casual operating, emergency prep

Have a common simplex frequency

Review the wilderness protocol

Simplex frequencies:

  • 146.52  <-- primary
  • 446.0
  • 223.5
  • 52.525
  • 1294.5

Times to Monitor

  • 07:00 - 07:05
  • 10:00 - 10:05
  • 13:00 - 13:05
  • 16:00 - 16:05

EDC – Every Day Carry bag

  • Leatherman / Gerber multi-tool
  • Pocket knife
  • Multi bit reversible screwdriver
  • Flashlight
  • Duct tape, electrical tape, gaffer’s tape wrapped on a credit card
  • 5v USB external battery and cell phone cable
  • Radio, antenna, battery pack,
  • Lighter
  • Survival tin
  • Cash
  • Micro first aid kit
  • Pen / pencil / notepad

Goals

  • Minimalist set of gear – small, lightweight
  • Easily carry in a backpack
  • Fix common problems – fix connections, cut stuff / fix stuff

Tools

  • Multi tool – Full size Leatherman or Squirt ES4
  • Pocket knife – Swiss army, Victronix, Gerber, etc.

Parts

  • Wago wire nuts
  • 2’ Solid wire
  • Gaffers tape – small roll
  • Fuses if your radio has fuses

Other stuff

  • Head lamp
  • Mini volt meter

TOP TAKE-AWAYS

  • Practice setting up your gear and see what tools you use.
  • Look at your gear and imagine what could break.  Figure out what you need to fix it.
  • Focus on the weakest items.  Cables, connectors, batteries, wires, adapters.

Big radio events – Field Day, Contesting, Public service events

Goals

  • If anything breaks you can fix it
  • Balance between being well prepared and going light and easy.

Mechanical tools

  • Screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, socket set, wrenches, hammer, pry bar
  • Allen wrenchs, hex drivers, wire strippers, tape measure, box cutter,
  • Xacto knife and spare blades, scissors,

TIP:  Get a good cheap tool kit at Home Depot – HDX tool set $20.

TIP:  Get a bunch of cheap tools at Harbor Freight for the club.

Electronic tools

  • Power pole crimping tool
  • Coax connector crimping tool with die for N, UHF and BNC connectors
  • Lug crimp tool
  • Butane soldering iron
  • DC AA batt soldering iron
  • Jet lighter
  • Helping hands or small vice
  • Head lamp and LED desk lamp

Consummables

  • Electrical tape – Scotch 33
  • Rescue tape
  • Zip ties
  • Shrink wrap
  • Solder and solder wick
  • Paracord

Parts

  • Spare coax connectors
  • Coax adapters
  • Crimp lugs
  • Fuses
  • Various resistors, caps,
  • Power Pole connectors
  • Wago wire nuts
  • Audio adapters – ¼ to 3.5mm
  • Wire
  • Various stranded and solid
  • Buss wire (solid)
  • Batteries – AA and AAA
  • Various screws, nuts washers

Test equipment

  • Antenna analyzer
  • 12 VDC power monitor with power poles
  • VOM – you are not  making precise measurements – cheap is OK.  You are mostly measuring voltages or resistance.
  • TIP:  Harbor freight $5 VOM.  Get 2.
  • Coax jumpers
  • Aligator clip jumper wires

General TiPs

  • Look at your radios.  Assume any cable or connector can and will break.  
  • Have spares for all breakable components
  • Organize your stuff in modules
  • Mechanical tools and parts
  • Electronic radio tools and parts
  • Electronic test equipment

Cases

  • DeWalt stackable drawers
  • Heavy duty tool bags

PowerFilm Solar Lightsaver MAX

Portable battery and flexible solar panel

Battery: 18000mAh 66 Wh

LiPo batteries are 3.7v so the capacity is 4.8 Ah

Solar panel guess is about 10 watts

Input: USB-C (3A), 12V (2A)

Output: Dual USB-A (2.5A), 12V (5A peak)

Weight: 1.5 lbs Size: Rolled: 13.5” x 2.5” Unrolled: 34.5” x 13.5”

Solar Charge: 6-8 hours full sun

Wall Charge: 3-4 hours (12V) 6-7 hours (USB-C) 8-10 hours (USB)

Battery state indicator is a row of LEDs.

Built in flash light LED on the end

Cables Included:

USB-A to USB-C Cable

12V Input Charging Cable

12V Output Cable

Runs the KX2 fine.  No charge controller noise detected on initial trial.

 

Jul 31, 2018
HRWB055-4-Port Coax Relay Project Design
02:31:10

HRWB055 4-Port Coax Relay Project Design

George KJ6VU takes us through a thorough deep dive of the design of the 4-Port Coax Relay Project.  We talk about the five major sections of the project - RF circuit switching with relays, control via PIC Microcontroller, the power supply, the user interface, and serial communications.  Each section provides a reference design that could be leveraged in other projects.

Pick up the 4-Port Coax Relay Project Partial Kit from our store - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/store/p6/4-Port_Coax_Relay_Partial_Kit.html

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$130 Ham Radio Notebook? - Microcenter Winbook TW110 - http://www.microcenter.com/product/496689/TW110_116_Laptop_Computer_-_Black

Windows 10 64 bit Drivers for the Microcenter Winbook TW110 are from the Medion Akoya e222x series - https://www.medion.com/gb/service/_lightbox/treiber.php?msn=30023301&prod=MEDION%20AKOYA%20E2228T%20(MD%2061050)%20A-UK

Raspberry Pi B 3/3+ USB Boot Timeout 2 or 5 seconds - https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=209416#p1313554

Microcenter Inland MLC SSDs - http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=inland+ssd

Stuart KB1HQS Portable Gear Loadout YouTube Video Series - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3PF-f4-AUo&list=PLP-XG_VNrkF5ra0ptG0DGtbcBp53sUOii

Portable Displays

EEVBlog Debouncing Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-Q8FQxHhU&t=4s

Swordfish basic - http://www.sfcompiler.co.uk/swordfish/

Jul 17, 2018
HRWB054-Field Day 2018 Debrief
02:13:20

HRWB Field Day 2018 Debrief

George and Jeremy spend time talking about their 2018 ARRL Field Day Experiences.  They discuss their general setups, what worked, what didn’t, and what they would do differently in 2019.

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IKEA Office/Workshop Blog Post

FD Logging Thought Exercise

QUAD Net DMR/DSTAR Bridge - https://www.openquad.net/

Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 Mobile Hotspot - https://www.netgear.com/landings/nighthawk-mr1100-mobile-router/default.aspx

DVSwitch - https://dvswitch.groups.io/g/main/wiki/DMRlink

DVSwitch GitHub - https://github.com/N4IRS

MTR2000 Repeater Interface Board - https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/mototrbo/discontinued/mtr2000.html#tabproductinfo

Hakko FR300 Desoldering Tool - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FR300-05-P-Desoldering-Tool/dp/B00KWM69C4

Full QSK / Semi QSK - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QSK_operation_(full_break-in)

Array Solutions Bandpass filters - https://www.arraysolutions.com/filters/bpf-hpf

Pignology HamLog - http://pignology.net/hamlog.html

Ohio Valley Experimenters Club KD8LBS - http://ovec.club/

Bay-Net Club - http://www.bay-net.org/

Elecraft AX-1 - https://va2ss.com/2017/10/19/elecraft-ax1-ultraportable-1720-meter-antenna-system/

SGC Tuners - http://www.sgcworld.com/

Minix PCs - https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=minix

#WBOTA

Walmart Parking Lots on the Air - http://wmplota.org/

Jul 03, 2018
HRWB053-Spectrum Analyzers
02:04:29

Ham Radio Workbench Spectrum Analyzers

Jason Chonko from Siglent America is joined by Nick KN6NK to give an in-depth intorudction to spectrum analyzers.  We talk about the specs, features, and engineering that make up this handy piece of frequency-domain test equipment.  We also explore several common spectrum analyzer uses such as filter and cavity tuning as well as radio purity evaluation.

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Siglent America - https://www.siglentamerica.com/

Siglent SSA3000X Series Spectrum Analyzers - https://www.siglentamerica.com/spectrum-analyzers/

EEVBlog Interview with Eric Qin Founder and CEO of Siglent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9M397sUkEA

Spectrum Analyzer Do’s and Don’ts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6P-R0C9ro0

Sweeping an Antenna for Return Loss - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X50qybdiLuk

LXI Tools https://github.com/lxi-tools/lxi-tools

SSA3021X/SSA3032X reviews:

EEVBlog review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkLciTsjGZg  teardown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8fr_otW0q4

Block diagram in teardown at 27:05 https://youtu.be/-8fr_otW0q4?t=27m5s

The Signal Path http://thesignalpath.com/blogs/2017/09/20/siglent-ssa3032x-9khz-3-2ghz-spectrum-analyzer-tg-review-teardown-experiment/

 

Jun 19, 2018
2018 FDIM Presentations by Hans Summers G0UPL and Dr. Jack Purding W8TEE
02:41:13

HRWB052-2018 FDIM Presentations

One final piece of content from the 2018 Hamvention.  Every year, the QRP Amateur Radio Club International hosts a QRP conference called Four Days in May that proceeds Hamvention.  The event is home to a large collection of amateurs passionate about low power operation and building their own radios. George attended the event on Thursday and was able to capture talks by Hans Summers G0UPL of QRP-Labs fame and Dr. Jack Purdum W8TEE, famous in the BITX40 community.  Hans talks about the development of his smash hit new transceiver kit, the QCX and Jack talks to us about homebrewing. Special thanks to QRP ARCI President Preston Douglas WJ2V for allowing us to record these great talks.

If you would like more information about QRP ARCI or are interested in joining, please visit http://www.qrparci.org/

We have launched the all new http://www.HamRadioWorkbench.com/ !  This includes our new Online Store where you can order Ham Radio Workbench projects that are currently in production.  You can also find documentation for previous projects, an archive of our podcast episodes, and a new Blog where George and Jeremy will post articles.

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Save 10% on a PowerFilm Solar 30 Watt foldable solar panel with Anderson Powerpole adapter cable - no code needed!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0763QKSXY

The giveaway for a free 30 Watt PowerFilm Solar Panel may still be active!  http://bit.ly/WorkbenchPodcast

Hans Summers G0UPL

Dr. Jack Purdum W8TEE

Adafruit ADABox - https://www.adafruit.com/adabox/

ZUMSpot Digital Voice Radio Hotspot - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015993

MMDVM Github - https://github.com/g4klx/MMDVM

Pi-Star - https://www.pistar.uk/

Leo Bodnar Mini GPSDO - http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=301

Time Nuts - http://www.leapsecond.com/time-nuts.htm

Uputronics Raspberry Pi uBLOX GPS Module - https://v3.airspy.us/product/upu-rpigps/

KF7IJZ’s Overview of the new Hytera AR482G - the commercial gradio DMR Radio for Amateurs - https://youtu.be/igEXMLJ0QZY

Precision Frequency References with Dr. Frank M Howell K4FMH - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/precision-frequency-references

Airspy R2 with 10MHz frequency Input - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy/

Airspy Groups.io - https://airspy.groups.io/g/main/topics

FlexRadio 6400 - http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/flex-6000-signature-series/flex-6400/

Jun 05, 2018
HRWB050-Live from Hamvention 2018
02:20:20

Ham Radio Workbench Live from Hamvention 2018

This week George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ are together in Xenia, OH for the 2018 Hamvention.  This episode celebrates the two year anniversary of the Workbench concept, and we are joined by our extended family for the occasion - Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith KR6ZY, Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF, Gerald “Powerpole the World” Wilson KF5JNU, and Brittany Mrs. IJZ sit in for this roundtable.  We discuss Hamvention impressions, spending other people’s money, and (of course) DMR this week on the Ham Radio Workbench.

May 22, 2018
HRWB051-2018 Hamvention Interviews
01:58:14

 

Ham Radio Workbench 2018 Hamvention Interviews

Our Interview coverage from the floor of the 2018 Hamvention hosted by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.

00:02:29 - QRP Labs - Hans Summers G0UPL

00:26:07 - Siglent America - Jason Chonko

00:37:09 - Hytera America  - Matt Lunati N7OEI

00:52:20 - Small Batch Assembly -  Bob Coggeshall KW4WQ

01:14:48 - FlexRadio Systems - Mike Walker VA3MW

01:31:04 - Open Research Institute - Michelle Thompson W5NYV

1:37:17 - TAPR - Steve Bible N7HPR

1:45:33 - LOOP Antenna - Sergio I3VHF

1:50:44 - Rigol North America - Steve Huss KC7ZVM

May 22, 2018
HRWB049-Understanding RF Receiver Specifications
02:32:24

HRWB049 - Understanding RF Receiver Specifications - Banner

Eric Swartz WA6HHQ, co-founder of Elecraft, joins us to guide our understanding of RF receiver performance specifications.  Eric introduces us to common receiver specs such as Sensitivity, Noise Floor, Dynamic Range, Intermod Dynamic Range, Phase Noise, and RMDR.  He tells us what they mean in real-world receiver performance terms, how they are tested, and whether it’s better to have a higher or lower number in each one.  It’s also the final episode before the 2018 Hamvention and George and Jeremy share our plans for our Booth, special offers, and exclusives for show listeners who stop by booth 3104 in Xenia.

Show Topic Begins at 1:09:36

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Hamvention DMR Hotspot - 439.3125 TG 31075

George will be giving a forum presentation - Saturday, May 19 - 2:45 Room 3  - “Quick tips for setting up your workbench, HamRadio Workbench Build Projects”

Want to be on the show?  Come to the booth and tell us what’s on your workbench!

Project documentation will be indexed and available on this page - http://hamradioworkbench.com/ham-radio-workbench-project-board-index

PowerFilm Solar 30Watt Foldable Solar Panel giveaway - http://bit.ly/WorkbenchPodcast

We will announce the winners via our company Facebook page on or around June 1.

Save $100 on the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Package by using code “HamRadioWorkbench2018” in your cart prior to checkout - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Visit Digilent at booth 3002

QRP ARCI - Four Days in May - http://www.qrparci.org/fdim

QRP Labs - https://www.qrp-labs.com/

Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio - https://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Projects-Amateur-Radio-Purdum/dp/0071834052

W6DQ QRZ Page - https://www.qrz.com/db/w6dq

Sam Zeloff - Garage Chip Fab

https://hackaday.com/2017/02/25/the-fab-lab-next-door-diy-semiconductors/

https://hackaday.com/2018/04/24/first-lithographically-produced-home-made-ic-announced/

https://hackaday.com/2018/05/03/more-details-on-that-first-home-made-lithographically-produced-ic/

Amp Hour Interview with Sam - https://theamphour.com/390-an-interview-with-sam-zeloof/

Sam Zeloff Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7E8-0Ou69hwScPW1_fQApA

Bletchley Park - https://bletchleypark.org.uk/

Update on George’s Projects on his blog - http://www.kj6vu.com/

Anker Powerline Cables - https://www.anker.com/products/110/Cables

USB In-Line Multimeter - https://www.amazon.com/Eversame-Multimeter-Chargers-Capacity-Banks-Black/dp/B01D9Y6ZFW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1525531260&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+meter

Randy K7AGE YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE

Eric 4ZIUG QSO Today Podcast - https://www.qsotoday.com/

Jeremy’s Workbench made from IKEA Algot Shelving - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Db6TKjGUQAAfvQ8.jpg:large

IKEA Algot Shelving - https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/22798/

IKEA Bekant Desk - https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09022804/#/S19022808

RF Receiver Specifications Guide from Eric Swartz WA6HHQ

Elecraft Mailing List - http://www.elecraft.com/elist.html

Sensitivity - How well can the receiver hear weak signals?

  • Minimum Discernible Signals - noise is generated inside the radio from the amplifier stages and how much amplification is available in the receive chain to bring a signal above the radio’s internal noise floor
  • As sensitivity increases, you can degrade dynamic range
  • To measure, start by injecting weak signals until you observe the signal level out of the speaker roughly double in amplitude (3dB)
  • Lower values are better (bigger negative number), allowing you to detect weaker signals
  • Most HF radios are between -125 to -130 with -135 to -138 being on the higher side of performance

Noise Floor

  • The internal noise figure generated by the radio with the antenna removed

Dynamic Range

  • Strong Signal Handling - how does the radio perform when there are strong signals adjacent to where you are tuned?
  • IMDR3 - Intermodulation Dynamic Range
  • When multiple strong received signals overload the first receiving amplifier in your radio, the signals get clipped
  • When the radio has a broad banded receiver, this clipping begins to act as a mixer and creates intermodulation showing up at different frequencies
  • Additional unwanted signals are created in the receiver when multiple strong signals are present
  • To measure, begin with two signals apart - the difference between the MDS/sensitivity and the level required to set the signal generator to to cover up the weak signal
  • Higher values are better - 90dB range above noise floor is average, mid 90’s to 100 dB is on the higher side of performance

Blocking Dynamic Range

  • A strong signal overloading your receiver thereby reducing the gain of the receiver.
  • Receivers can have challenges when a strong signal is physically near the radio
  • To measure, inject a signal until it causes receiver overall gain to drop one DB
  • Higher values are better - typical better than 130dB of BDR, mid 130s to 140s is on the higher side of performance

Phase Noise

  • An indication of the quality and “cleanliness” of local oscilator (VFO, or Crystal Master Oscillator)
  • Denotes whether they introduce jitter or noise to the received signal
  • Lower is better

Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range (RMDR)

  • RMDR is tied to phase noise
  • Impacted by how clean your oscillator is
  • To measure, listen in 500hz bandwidth and measure how strong an injected signal has to be to raise the noise floor on the freq you are tuned to (1-3dB noise floor increase)
  • This ratio is the RMDR
  • Higher values are better - 110-115 dB
  • As multiple signals get closer, the RMDR drops

Sherwood Engineering Receiver Comparison List - http://www.sherweng.com/table.html


May 08, 2018
HRWB048-2018 Hamvention
03:04:37

HRWB048-2018 Hamvention

Smitty KR6ZY joins as co-host this week as George is on vacation.  Smitty will be making a road trip to Xenia, OH to attend the 2018 Hamvention for the first time.  We talk about the preparations he’s undergoing to maximize his mobile Ham Radio experience as he drives cross country.  He talks to us about operating and charging a Bioenno Battery from his car as well as a speaker level audio mixer he’s designing to mix the audio of all of his radios.  Finally, we talk about Hamvention in general - including what to expect and what to look forward to. We look forward to seeing all of you at Hamvention in booth 3104 this year!

2018 Hamvention Discussion begins at 1:43:09

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Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith - KR6ZY

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YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/SmittyHalibut

 

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D-Star Amateur Radio Satellite - http://www.d-star.one/

German Orbital Twitter Feed - https://twitter.com/germanorbital

CubeSat - http://www.cubesat.org/

Our conversation on the Phase 4 B Ground Station - http://hamradioworkbench.com/hrwb040-amsat-phase-4b-ground-station-design

MMDVM-HS-HAT Raspberry Pi Zero Hat - https://github.com/mathisschmieder/MMDVM_HS_Hat

MMDVM-HS-Dual-HAT Raspberry Pi Duplex Hat - https://github.com/phl0/MMDVM_HS_Dual_Hat

Mathis Schmieder DB9MAT - https://twitter.com/DB9MAT

Florian Wolters DF2ET - https://twitter.com/flo_0_

Smitty’s Speaker Level Audio Mixer Design - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su6cF3tQ1cM

RD DPH3205 buck boost digital control Power Supply LCD display voltage converter - https://www.ebay.com/itm/292040615803?ul_noapp=true

Case for DPH3205 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/132427419443?ul_noapp=true

PI Zero USB Hub - Zero 4U USB Hub for Raspberry Pi Zero - https://www.adafruit.com/product/3298

Shutdown Pi via GPIO - https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/off-switch-raspberry-pi/

Pimoroni On/Off SHIM - https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim

Raspberry Pi Voltage Regulator - power a pi from 5V-16V!  - https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/wide-input-shim

IKEA Algot Shelving - https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/11751/

Online Design Tool to test for Fit and Finish - https://www.draw.io/

Hackaday - To Ferrule or not to Ferrule - https://hackaday.com/2018/04/12/to-ferrule-or-not-to-ferrule/

Ferrules - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LCG52C6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

IWISS Hexagonal Ferrule / Radial Crimper - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H950AK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hamvention 2018 - http://hamvention.org/

List of Indoor Vendor - https://info.pcboard.ca/hamvention/hamvention2018-indoor/

List of Outdoor Vendors - https://info.pcboard.ca/hamvention/hamvention2018-outdoor/

2018 Hamvention Forums - http://hamvention.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Forum-3-Day-Chart-v5.pdf


Apr 24, 2018
HRWB047-Yaesu System Fusion
03:02:29

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, many related to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR).  George gives a brief update on the Ham Radio Workbench Build projects for the 2018 season.

Yaesu System Fusion Content begins at 2:20:23

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Slides for David’s Presentation - http://www.bay-net.org/docs/ki6zhd-fusion-baycon2018.pdf

Goodbye Curtis K5CLM from the Everything Ham Radio podcast - http://www.everythinghamradio.com/

Cale Nelson K4CDN, founder of http://www.HamRadio360.com/ has relaunched his Modern Christian Men podcast - http://modernchristianmen.com/caleanewseason/

Uniden announces new “SDR” direct sampling scanner - SDS100 - https://www.uniden.com/newsroom/press-releases/sds100-coming-soon/

New Raspberry PI 3 B+ Launched - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-plus/

Raspberry Pi UARTs - https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/uart.md

History Skunk Works Book - https://www.amazon.com/Skunk-Works-Personal-Memoir-Lockheed/dp/0316743003

History of AT&T Bell Labs - The Idea Factory

https://www.amazon.com/Idea-Factory-Great-American-Innovation/dp/0143122797/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523073483&sr=8-1&keywords=the+idea+factory

Internet Labs D-STAR Hot Spot - the Digital Voice Access Point - http://www.dvapdongle.com/DV_Access_Point_Dongle/Home.html

Ultibots D300VS Plus Delta Style 3D Printer - https://www.ultibots.com/d300vs-plus-3d-printer-diy-kit

Anytone AT-868UV Amateur Friendly Dual Band DMR Radio - https://powerwerx.com/anytone-atd868uv-dmr-dual-band-handheld

SharRF OpenSpot Digital Voice (DMR, D-STAR, Yaesu System Fusion) - https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot/

GL.INET Mini Wireless Router with external antennas AR300M16-EXT - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07794JRC5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

GL.iNet AR300M16 Product Page - https://gl-inet.com/ar300m/

Portable USB-powered travel 5-port 10/100mbps network switch - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074W5NW95/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nextion Displays for MMDVM/Raspberry PI based HotSpots - https://nextion.itead.cc/

Demonstration of custom Nextion MMDVM displays - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYXADw9a6WU&t=375s

2014 Counterfit FTDI articles - https://hackaday.com/2014/10/24/ftdi-screws-up-backs-down/ https://hackaday.com/2014/10/22/watch-that-windows-update-ftdi-drivers-are-killing-fake-chips/

DMR Automatic calibration for SharkRF OpenSpot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3LEsYw-cig

Download DMR contacts and Talk Groups for several different radios - http://amateurradio.digital/

New Codeplug Management software for various Chinese DMR Radios - http://n0gsg.com/contact-manager/

Wago Wire Lever Nuts - https://www.amazon.com/Wago-Lever-Nut-Assortment-Pocket-Pack/dp/B01N0LRTXZ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1523081377&sr=8-3&keywords=wago+lever+nuts

https://www.amazon.com/Wago-221-412-221-413-Lever-Nut-Assortment/dp/B01GVS7ZES/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1523081377&sr=8-4&keywords=wago+lever+nuts

https://www.amazon.com/Wago-221-412-221-413-221-415-Assortment/dp/B018MGMFDI/ref=pd_sbs_60_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018MGMFDI&pd_rd_r=11XH628EY8XAKM61TSZ9&pd_rd_w=EZ1Lt&pd_rd_wg=e6GeM&psc=1&refRID=11XH628EY8XAKM61TSZ9

AvE on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil

 

Apr 10, 2018
HRWB046-DMR Basics Part 2
02:03:49

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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 RepRap Festival, (think Hamvention but for 3D Printing).

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Kirk Smith - K6RCT

Twitter - https://twitter.com/k6rct

DMR of Anarchy Network - http://www.dmrofanarchy.org/

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Everything Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.everythinghamradio.com/

Midwest RepRap Festival in a nutshell - https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MRRF2018

Ultibots D300VS Delta Style 3D Printer - https://www.ultibots.com/d300vs-3d-printer-diy-kit/

Special thanks for to Noman SnoLabs Filament - https://snolabs.com/

Special thanks to Michael Hackney, the 3D Printer Whisperer - http://www.sublimelayers.com/

Take your SharkRF OpenSpot on the road with a GL.Inet Travel Router - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I92T754/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A364119SDJA4QG

SharkRF OpenSpot Hotspot - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=Openspot1

DV Mega UHF Hotspot for Raspberry PI - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=DVmega_UHF

ZumSpot UHF Hotspot with Raspberry Pi Zero W - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-015993

Jonathan Naylor talk on MMDVM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDLogbi8R7w

MJLorton on how to get Motorola CPS Software - https://youtu.be/Gs0qi5p--CA?t=3m21s

MD-380 Tools Installation via Windows Applications - http://www.miklor.com/DMR/DMR-Toolz108.php

Installing MD-380 Tools using VIrtual Box Images - https://youtu.be/8F8G_Cqayrs

Setting up an OpenSpot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON1HdC_RbcA

DMR Marc - http://www.dmr-marc.net/

cBridge - https://rayfield.net/c-bridge

Brandmeister - https://brandmeister.network/

MD-380 Hacked Firmware MD380 Tools - http://md380.tools/

Comparison of Import DMR Radio Features - https://radiosification.blogspot.com/2017/11/comparison-of-dmr-radios.html

Register for a DMR ID - https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/register.cgi

DMR for Dummies! - http://www.dmrfordummies.com/

Brandmeister Network Hoseline - https://hose.brandmeister.network/

Motorola - XPR 7550 - https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/mototrbo/portable-radios/xpr-7000e-series.html#tabproductinfo

Hytera PD682 - https://www.gigaparts.com/hytera-pd682-dmr-handheld-radio.html

Kenwood DMR Radios - https://comms.kenwood.com/en/products/list.php?func=dmr

Grapevine Amateur Radios - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?submenuid=51&submenuname=Radios

Connect Systems DMR Radios - http://www.connectsystems.com/amateur.html

Tytera MD-9600 - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/tyt-md9600-dual-band-vhfuhf-dmr-mobile-radio/

Ailunce HD-1 - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=HD-1

Tytera MD-380 - https://www.mtcradio.com/tyt-dmr-md-380-uhf-400-480mhz-digital-ht-with-programming-cable-software/

RFinder Android Radio H1B - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=H1B

Video on Tytera MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio Version 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=159P1NI_EvQ

 

Mar 27, 2018
HRWB045-DMR Basics Part 1
02:23:17

DMR Basics part 1

To mark the launch of the BayNet Brandmeister Talk Group 31075, Kirk Smith K6RCT (Operator of the K6DOA DMR Repeater in SLO) joins us to talk Digital Mobile Radio, or DMR.  DMR is a digital radio standard developed for use in commercial radio applications.  Because of its commercial background, there are several operating and technological concepts that are unique to DMR that differ from what we are used to in other Amateur Digital Voice modes such as DSTAR and Yaesu System Fusion.  In part one of this two part series, Kirk walks us through these fundamental DMR terms and concepts. In part two, we will talk about Brandmeister, cBridges topics and radio gear.

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Kirk Smith - K6RCT

Twitter - https://twitter.com/k6rct

DMR of Anarchy Network - http://www.dmrofanarchy.org/

EEVblog - Weller vs Hakko Comparison - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlKg6rSMPEs

KF7IJZ’s Demonstration of what happens when you charge and discharge a battery at the same time (Kirchoff’s Current Law) - https://youtu.be/uA_WEykbGE4

Anytone TERMIN-8R - https://anytonetech.com/TERMN-8R

Anytone AT-868UV Dual Band DMR Handheld Radio - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=AT-868UV

Remote Repeater Site Monitoring Episode - http://hamradioworkbench.com/hrwb017-remote-repeater-site-monitoring

MTR-2000 Repeater - https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_xl/products/two-way-radios-business/infrastructure/base-stations-and-repeaters/mtr2000.html#tabproductinfo

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/mtr2k/mtr-index.html

Connect Systems DMR Radios - http://www.connectsystems.com/amateur.html

DMR Marc - http://www.dmr-marc.net/

cBridge - https://rayfield.net/c-bridge

Brandmeister - https://brandmeister.network/

MD-380 Hacked Firmware MD380 Tools - http://md380.tools/

Comparison of Import DMR Radio Features - https://radiosification.blogspot.com/2017/11/comparison-of-dmr-radios.html

Register for a DMR ID - https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/register.cgi

DMR for Dummies! - http://www.dmrfordummies.com/

Brandmeister Network Hoseline (listen to traffic online)- https://hose.brandmeister.network/



Mar 13, 2018
HRWB044-Basic HF Antennas
02:48:49

HRWB044 - Basic HF Antennas Banner

John Jacobs, host of the Field Radio Podcast, returns join in a discussion of basic DIY HF antennas.  We talk some of the most common and easiest to build antennas such as Dipoles as well as how to build them and where to scrounge for materials!  We also talk about our plans for our respective shows in light of Cale’s recent archiving of Ham Radio 360. We share the details of the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 package (and discount code!) with the audience!

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John Jacobs W7DBO, host of the Field Radio Podcast

Field Radio Podcast - http://fieldradiopodcast.org/

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The Ham Radio 360 Archive - http://hamradio360.com/

Keep up with Cale Nelson K4CDN at the 6 Arrows Radio Network - http://6arn.com/

The EXCLUSIVE Digilent Ham Radio Workbench Analog Discovery 2 Package - https://store.digilentinc.com/ham-radio-workbench-bundle/

Use code HamRadioWorkbench2018 to save $100 (view cart to add code before checking out)

The new BayNet DMR Talkgroup is 31075

The new Yaesu FT-818 (the next generation FT-817 QRP Radio) - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0818.html

KF7IJZ Demonstrates Kirchoff’s Current Law as it applies to portable power boxes for charging and discharging at the same time - https://youtu.be/uA_WEykbGE4

Powerwerx Panel Mounts - https://powerwerx.com/panel-mounts

Julian - Survival Tech Nord - http://oh8stn.org/ https://www.youtube.com/user/SurvivalTechEU

Stuart KB1HQS - http://kb1hqs.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkFZt2bfUZ-w3xNxUANFVw

KF7IJZ’s ICOM IC-7300 Voice Keyer Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqCWsfxDHJw

Comms to Go Portable Power Solutions - http://commstogo.com/

HF Dipole antenna Calculator - http://www.kwarc.org/ant-calc.html (or divide your frequency by 468 as a starting point for a half-wave HF dipole)

Where does 468 come from? by KB6NU - http://www.kb6nu.com/468-ham-radios-magic-number/

DIY End Fed Antenna - http://www.earchi.org/proj_homebrew.html

Bell Labs demonstration on Impedance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DovunOxlY1k

RigExpert Antenna Analyzers - https://rigexpert.com/antenna-analyzers-comparison-table/

DIY Dipole Center Insulator from W6LG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5OqrvyjTgs

RF-Parts for RF connectors - https://www.rfparts.com/

The Wireman for high-quality antenna wire - https://www.thewireman.com/antennap.html

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on Antenna Wire - http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DoctorPodcast/2018/January_18_2018_-_Antenna_Wire.mp3

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on End Fed Antennas - http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DoctorPodcast/April%2027%20-%20End%20Fed%20Antennas.mp3

ARRL’s The Doctor Is In Podcast on Feed Line - http://www.arrl.org/files/file/DoctorPodcast/November%2023%202017%20-%20Coax%20vs%20Balanced%20Lines.mp3

NVIS Antenna Build Example - https://static.dxengineering.com/global/images/instructions/WP-NVIS-Rev3.pdf

Mag Loop - http://w8mrc.com/docs/presentations/Magnetic%20Loop.pdf

Making a high quality “Ugly” Balun - http://www.hamuniverse.com/balun.html

Knot Tying is an invaluable skill for outside antenna work

Knot Books

https://www.amazon.com/KLUTZ-Book-of-Knots-Toy/dp/1338106422/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1519540475&sr=8-15&keywords=knot+book

https://www.amazon.com/Tying-Pro-Knot-Cards-practice-carabiner/dp/0922273294/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519540512&sr=8-1&keywords=knot+book

W4EDF erecting a 3 painter’s pole multi-band dipole by himself - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM6RGiFkdMM

Small Loop Calculator - http://www.66pacific.com/calculators/small-transmitting-loop-antenna-calculator.aspx

VK3YE DIY Small 40M Magnetic Loop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv_RnLpZ9gw



Feb 27, 2018
HRWB043-Winter Field Day and More BayCon 2018
02:48:23

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George is down with the Flu, so Mark “Smitty Halibut” Smith KR6ZY guest hosts this week.  We debrief on Winter Field Day and talk about the battery projects on KF7IJZ’s workbench and the antenna project on KR6ZY’s workbench.  Finally we share additional sessions from BayCon 2018.  First Pieter Noordhuis KK6VXV talks about developing software for working GOES Weather Satellites.  Finally, Tim Fairbairn AF6TF talks about Summits on the Air (SOTA).

Smitty KR6ZY

New Ham Radio Workbench Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/

Winter Field Day - https://www.winterfieldday.com/

New Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Bundle Exclusive for Ham Radio Workbench listeners!  The regular price would be $339, but Digilent is offering a discount code for $100 off!  The bundle includes:

  • Analog Discovery 2
  • BNC Adapter Board
  • 2 BNC Scope Probes
  • Mini Grabbers
  • Extra Set of Fly Wires

Follow @HamWorkbench on Twitter or watch the new FaceBook groups for the link and code to appear sometime between February 15-16!  Full details will be shared in our next episode as well.

Rumor of a new Yaesu FT-818 radio - https://fccid.io/K6603770X30

Commentary on the desired features of an FT-817 Replacement - http://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/2016/06/ft-817-upgrade/

Chinese HF QRP Radios

Elite Power Solutions 40 Ah Prismatic LiFePO4 Battery - http://www.batteryspace.com/lifepo4-prismatic-battery-12-8v-40ah-512wh-10c-rate---un38-3-passed-3-2vx4-dgr.aspx

KF7IJZ Battery Box Design Videos

EEVBlog - Kirchoff’s Laws - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBfAEeEzDlg

EEVBlog - Mesh and Nodal Circuit Analysis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f-2yXiYmRI

Powerwerx Panel Mounts - https://powerwerx.com/panel-mounts

20m Moxon Antenna build.

BayCon 2018 Presentations - http://www.bay-net.org/articles.html

 

Feb 13, 2018
HRWB042-BayCon 2018 Radio Conference
02:19:00

BayCon 2018

George attends the annual Bay-Net repeater conference BayCon and brings you a selection of presentations.  Mike K6ML talks about building 122Ghz radios using automotive sensors.  Marcel AI6MS talks about building ARKnet, a wireless emergency intranet for the city of Cupertino.  Finally, George provides more on build projects.

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Starting in February 2018, you will no longer get Ham Radio Workbench in the Ham Radio 360 podcast feed.  Please find us in your favorite podcast app and subscribe to Ham Radio Workbench.

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Contact us at workbench at our new domain or by using our new contact form - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Bay-Net - http://www.bay-net.org/

BayCon - http://baycon.us/

 

Jan 30, 2018
HRWB041-Digilent Analog Discovery II
02:02:04

HRWB041 Digilent Analog Discovery Banner

When working with circuits diagnosis and design become nearly impossible if you can’t see what’s going on.  Digilent has created a super portable and affordable instrument that when combined with its Waveform software suite, it delivers to its users a bench worth of test and measurement instruments in a USB device slightly larger than a deck of playing cards.  George has been a huge fan of this device for a while and suggests that it’s a great option for those who need a lot of capability on a budget or those who need a lot of instruments in a portable package.  Join Kaitlyn Franz, Instrumentation Product Manager for Digilent, as she introduces us to the many functions of the Digilent Analog Discovery 2.

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Starting in February 2018, you will no longer get Ham Radio Workbench in the Ham Radio 360 podcast feed.  Please find us in your favorite podcast app and subscribe to Ham Radio Workbench.

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New Satellite - Fox-1D / OSCAR-92 - https://www.amsat.org/fox-1d-launched-designated-amsat-oscar-92/

Fox-1D / OSCAR-92 Telemetry - http://www.amsat.org/tlm/health.php?id=4&port=

FoxTelem Satellite Telemetry Software - https://www.amsat.org/foxtelem-software-for-windows-mac-linux/

SatNOGS (Satellite Networked Open Ground Station) - https://satnogs.org/

Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF (@KWF) gives a talk on Amateur Radio and the Internet of Things - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt8N933BIBQ

Nick Kartsioukas KN6NK (@ExplodingLemur) appears as a guest on the Embedded FM Podcast to discuss Information Security - http://embedded.fm/episodes/229

Winter Field Day 2018 - https://www.winterfieldday.com/

SharkRF OpenSPOT Server Software - https://github.com/sharkrf/srf-ip-conn-srv

NW Digital Radio 6 codec board - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/985312845/6-channel-usb-ambe-transcoder-for-digital-voice-sy

Convert dBm to Watts - https://www.everythingrf.com/rf-calculators/dbm-to-watts

 Kaitlyn Franz, Instrumentation Product Manager for Digilent - https://blog.digilentinc.com/author/kaitlyn/

Digilent YouTube Channel for tutorials and help - https://www.youtube.com/user/DigilentInc/featured

Analog Discovery 2 Product Page - https://analogdiscovery.com/

Digilent Instruments - https://store.digilentinc.com/all-products/scopes-instruments/

Digilent Forum - https://forum.digilentinc.com/

Jan 16, 2018
HRWB040-AMSAT Phase 4B Ground Station Design
01:59:56

AMSAT Phase 4B Ground Station Design

A geostationary amateur satellite has been a dream for US Hams for years.  The AMSAT Phase 4B program aims to deliver on this dream.  Michelle Thompson W5NYV joins us to discuss the AMSAT Phase 4B program and her role in leading the Ground Station team.

Starting in February 2018, you will no longer get Ham Radio Workbench in the Ham Radio 360 podcast feed.  Please find us in your favorite podcast app and subscribe to Ham Radio Workbench.

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Welcome PowerFilm Solar as our newest sponsor for 2018!  http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/

Thanks for the motherboard Brian W4WWW  -  https://twitter.com/w4www_brian

Hakko FX-951 Soldering Iron - https://www.amazon.com/AMERICAN-HAKKO-PRODUCTS-INC-FX-951/dp/B0012B8NW8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514774983&sr=8-3&keywords=hakko+951

Radio Mala - https://www.facebook.com/hamradio.mala/

HamRadio360 Radio Mala Interview - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2015/06/02/27/

Hakko - FR300 Desoldering Iron - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FR300-05-P-Desoldering-Tool/dp/B00KWM69C4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514775347&sr=8-1&keywords=hakko+300

All-Spec Electronics Supply - https://www.all-spec.com/

RF Explorer Low Cost Spectrum Analyzer - http://rfexplorer.com/

Service Monitor - Agilent 6380 - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2053587.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xagilent+6380.TRS0&_nkw=agilent+6380&_sacat=0

uBITX 80-10 QRP Transceiver Kit - http://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx/

AMSAT - https://www.amsat.org/

Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Geostationary Satellite Program - https://www.hume.vt.edu/geo/info

IEEE ComSoc https://www.comsoc.org/about

Phase 4 Ground - https://phase4ground.github.io/

Jan 01, 2018
HRWB039-The Ham Radio Workbench 2018 Projects and Plans
02:15:07

Ham Radio Workbench in 2018

We look at the future of the Ham Radio Workbench and discuss 2018 projects and plans!  Starting in February 2018, you will no longer get Ham Radio Workbench in the Ham Radio 360 podcast feed.  Please find us in your favorite podcast app and subscribe to Ham Radio Workbench.

iTunes

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The Workbench Podcast is now the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast!

We have a new website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

We have a new Twitter account - Please follow us! - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench

Contact us at workbench at hamradioworkbench dot com or by using our new contact form - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact

Ham Radio 2.0 Episode 120 with Cale K4CDN discussing the future of Ham Radio 360 in 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIXYSx5FTAc

Powerfilm Solar 10% off 30 Watt Portable Solar Panel Combo!  - http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench

Great discussion on microcontroller Interrupts on the Embedded.fm Podcast - http://embedded.fm/episodes/224

Pluggable USB Microscope - http://a.co/cwaHn8O

Repairing Bent CPU Socket Pins on a motherboard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fkioojsxX8

MFJ 1886 HF Receiving Loop Antenna - http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-1886

Airspy HF+ SDR Receiver - https://v3.airspy.us/product/airspy-hfplus/

RCA TV Rotator - https://www.amazon.com/AUDIOVOX-Remote-Antenna-Rotator-VH226F/dp/B008468PWC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512797155&sr=8-3&keywords=rca+antenna+rotator

FIeld Radio Podcast KB1HQ interview - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/12/01/ham-radio-360-frp11-ultra-portable-ops-w-stuart-thomas-kb1hqs/

Article on Small Magnetic Loop Transmitting Efficiency - http://www.qsl.net/k4fk/presentations/QQ0712_How-efficient-is-your-loop-antenna-.pdf

Construction of Magnetic Loop Antennas

http://nvcon.org/data/uploads/2017-presentations/brigida_simple-construction-for-mag-loops.pdf

AMSAT Phase 4B Geostationary Station - https://www.hume.vt.edu/geo/info and https://phase4ground.github.io/

Digilent Analog Discovery II - https://analogdiscovery.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8IeQkM791wIVk7fACh1tpAB5EAAYASAAEgIPEvD_BwE

Amazon Free RTOS - https://aws.amazon.com/freertos/

Store and Forward Modules - https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=98

Field Radio Podcast Ammo Can Repeater Build - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/11/16/ham-radio-360-frp10-portable-ammo-can-repeater-w-mark-waggoner-n6mrw/

Tindie Walkie Talkie Modules - https://www.tindie.com/search/?q=walkie+talkie

AllStar Node Information - https://hamvoip.org/

AllStar Portable Node - https://hamvoip.org/hamradio/Portable_Allstar_Node/

Wiring Baofeng Radios - http://crompton.com/hamradio/baofeng888/

Dec 19, 2017
HRWB038-HF Amplifiers
02:50:40

HRWB038-HF AmplifiersDavid Shoaf KG6IRW from Elecraft joins George and Jeremy to talk all things HF Amplifiers.  David walks us through an introduction to HF amplifiers by discussing amplifier technology, characteristics, features, and considerations one must make before purchasing.  Along the way, David familiarizes us with the Elecraft HF amplifier line, 100 watts through full 1500 watt legal limit!

Powerfilm Solar Offer Save 10% off 30 Watt Panel Package!  - http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench

David Shoaf KG6IRF at 2017 Hamcon courtesy of HamRadio 2.0 - http://www.livefromthehamshack.tv/2017/07/03/episode-104-elecraft-forum-presentation-hamcom-2017/

Airspy HF+ Now Available for Preorder!

US:  https://v3.airspy.us/product/airspy-hfplus/

Outside US:  https://www.itead.cc/airspy-hf-plus.html

Wellbrook HF Receiving Mag Loop Antennas - http://www.wellbrook.uk.com/Loop_Antennas

DX Engineering HF Receiving Mag Loop Antennas - https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/dxe-rf-pro-1b

BurningAmp - http://www.burningamp.org/

Flint-Hills Low Loss Power Power Gate - http://ki0bk.no-ip.com/~pwrgate/LLPG/Site/Welcome.html

Elecraft Newsletter - All about amps - http://mailchi.mp/elecraft/november-newsletter-kpa1500-update-ljogpqqg7g?e=e85c8c2add

Elecraft KPA1500 Legal Limit HF Amplifier - http://www.elecraft.com/elecraft_prod_list.htm#KPA1500

Elecraft KPA500 500W HF Amplifier - http://www.elecraft.com/KPA500/KPA500.htm

Elecraft KXPA100 100W HF Amplifier - http://www.elecraft.com/KXPA100/kxpa100.htm

Elecraft KAT500 Antenna Switch and Tuner - http://www.elecraft.com/KAT500/kat500.html

Elecraft KRC2 Band Decoder - http://www.elecraft.com/KRC2/krc2.htm

 

Dec 05, 2017
HRWB037-2017 Christmas Shopping Show
02:39:35

HRWB037 2017 Christmas Shopping Show

It’s Christmas Season once again and George and Jeremy are back to discuss gift ideas for your workbench!  This week, we’re joined by previous guests Nick KN6NK, Rod VA3ON, and Smitty KR6ZY.  This discussion will give inspire you with plenty of tools, test equipment, supplies, and stocking stuffers to add to your holiday workbench wishlist!

Twitter Workbench Picture Thread - https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut/status/931740952690958336

Double Cross Antenna - http://w7dbo.net/MARTES_Double_Cross_Antenna.pdf

Mount Panavise Jr. to an Arm!  - https://twitter.com/CyberQueenMara/status/931560219125063680

Hand Tools

Soldering Tools and Accessories

Workbench Accessories

Storage and Organization

Consumables and Supplies

Test and Measurement Equipment

Stocking Stuffers

 

Nov 21, 2017
HRWB036-Build Projects, Pacificon and G8BBC
02:16:08

HRWB036 Junk Drawer vol 1

The Junk Drawer - a random collection of useful and invaluable items.  This week George and Jeremy bring you a veritable hodge podge of exciting ham radio content!  PowerFilm Solar shares an exclusive offer for HamRadio360 listeners.  George gives a preview of progress on build projects.  He then shares interviews with SteppIR, Flex Radio, and Novexcomm from Pacificon.  Our friends at the ICQ Podcast share an exciting announcement about G8BBC, the official BBC Ham Radio Station.

Exclusive 10% discount onPowerfilm Solar 30 watt panel (Expires Dec 7, 2017)! (Promo code is HamRadio on Amazon) - http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench

Elecktor article on Android function generator - https://www.elektormagazine.com/news/review-function-generator-in-the-pocket

RF Analyzer for Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mantz_it.rfanalyzer

SDR Touch for Android - http://sdrtouch.com/

EveryCircuit for Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.everycircuit.free&hl=en

EveryCircuit for iOS - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjc5fnt-KPXAhUGMyYKHeVFBSoQFggoMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Feverycircuit%2Fid797157761%3Fmt%3D8&usg=AOvVaw1O1cL6FCmTfREJ-BNPT8Z8

Airspy HF+ - https://airspy.com/airspy-hf-plus/

Airspy Groups.io - https://airspy.groups.io/g/main/topics

SDR# / SpyServer Changelog - https://airspy.com/downloads/changelog.txt

SpyServer Directory - https://airspy.com/spy-servers/

Flex Radio - http://www.flexradio.com/

SteppIR Urban Beam - https://www.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/urbanbeam/

NovexComm Radio Mounts - http://www.novexcomm.com/

G8BBC - https://www.icqpodcast.com/download-the-show/2017/10/22/icq-podcast-episode-251-g8bbc

 

Nov 07, 2017
HRWB035-Packet Radio
02:24:45

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.

Kenneth Finnegan - https://twitter.com/KWF http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com

MMDVM Zumboard - http://mmdvm.blogspot.com/

DStar Registration - http://www.dstargateway.org/D-Star_Registration.html

DMR Registration - https://www.dmr-marc.net/cgi-bin/trbo-database/register.cgi

New Elecraft AX1 Antenna - https://va2ss.com/2017/10/19/elecraft-ax1-ultraportable-1720-meter-antenna-system/

Pacificon - http://www.pacificon.org/

Microwave Update 2017 - http://www.microwaveupdate.org/

Sierra Radio Systems - http://www.sierraradio.net/

Motrolla CDM1250 - https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/analog-business-radios/discontinued/cdm1250.html#tabproductinfo

Motrola CDM1550 - https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/analog-business-radios/discontinued/cdm1550.html#tabproductinfo

eMMC to SD Card adapter - https://ameridroid.com/products/emmc-adapter

Raspberry Pi Compute Module - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/compute-module-3/

http://blog.thelifeofkenneth.com/2017/08/building-stand-alone-raspberry-pi.html

TAPR - https://www.tapr.org/packetradio.html

Bell 202 Modem - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_202_modem

TNC - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_node_controller

Nationwide Packet Network of BBS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system

AMPRNet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMPRNet

AX.25 - https://www.tapr.org/pub_ax25.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AX.25

TNC-X Raspberry Pi - https://tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm

Kantronics TNCs - http://www.kantronics.com/

Soundcard Packet - https://www.soundcardpacket.org/

Direwolf - http://info.aprs.net/index.php?title=Dire_Wolf

AGWPE - https://www.sv2agw.com/downloads/

UZ7HO Soundcard Modems - http://uz7.ho.ua/packetradio.htm

OSI Model - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model

AFSK - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency-shift_keying

HDLC - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-Level_Data_Link_Control

KISS - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_(TNC)

Outpost Software - http://www.outpostpm.org/index.php

Alinco - http://alinco.com/Products/ham/mbl/DR-135/

http://www.scc-ares-races.org/freqs/packet-freqs.html

HR360 APRS Shows - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/01/24/ham-radio-360-all-about-aprs-with-w6kwf/

http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/03/07/ham-radio-360-aprs-follow-up-listener-qa/

 

Oct 24, 2017
HRWB034-Digital Radio Roundtable
02:37:59

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 (Allstar).  In this conversation opinions and facts are explored about the benefits and potential of each of these digital modes of communication.

 

KF7IJZ / KJ6VU / KR6ZY / W6KWF Eagle Board Layout Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYoorqf2llE

 

Modes

All Star - https://www.hamvoip.org/

DMR - http://www.dmr-marc.net/ / https://brandmeister.network/

DSTAR - http://www.dstarinfo.com/

Yaesu System Fusion -  http://systemfusion.yaesu.com/what-is-system-fusion/

 

Radios

DMR - Tytera MD380 UHF - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/0380.html

DMR - Tytera MD9600 Mobile - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0196.html

DMR - Hytera (Commercial Quality) - https://www.gigaparts.com/hytera

DSTAR - ID-51 Plus 2 Handheld - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/1151.html

DSTAR - ID-4100 Mobile - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/4100.html

DSTAR - IC-7100 Mobile HF w/ DSTAR - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/3071.html

Yaesu System Fusion HT - FT-2DR - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/ht/6002.html

Yaesu System Fusion Mobile - FTM-100DR - https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0100.html

 

Digital Mode Hotspots

DVMEGA (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) - http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/

MMDVM ZUMSpot (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) - http://mmdvm.blogspot.com/

SharkRF Open Spot (DMR, Fusion, DSTAR) - https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot/

All Star Micro Node - http://micro-node.com/

 

New ICOM SDR(?) IC-9700 144/440/1200 Radio - http://qrznow.com/icom-ic-9700-vhfuhf1-2ghz-prototype-transceiver-shown-at-tokyo-hamfair-2017/

 

DSTAR HF Coordination - http://www.dstarinfo.com/DSTARHFNet.aspx

 

Oct 10, 2017
HRWB033-BITX40 Hacks, Mods, and Upgrades
02:48:38

The BITX40 is a $60 Arduino controlled 7 watt QRP SSB 40 meter transceiver designed and built by Ashar Farhan VU2ESE.  They are available as a “kit” from http://www.hfsigs.com/ .  The assembly only involves soldering wires for things like speakers, power, and microphones and also finding a suitable case.  We originally spoke about the BITX40 back in Episode 26 (http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/06/20/ham-radio-360-workbench-26-the-bitx40-transceiver-an-introduction/)

Mark “Smitty” Smith KR6ZY is back with us again to share with us the modifications and upgrades he’s made to the original BITX40 over the summer.  In this episode, we discuss adding upper sideband capabilities, adding an IF shift, and even multibanding the radio!  Smitty shares lots of great resources and ideas in this episode of the Workbench.

Smitty KR6ZY can be found online on twitter @smittyhalibut (https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut) and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/SmittyHalibut

Cale K4CDN is taking a much deserved break for the rest of the year!  - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/09/19/ham-radio-360-lessons-from-irma-and-my-vacation/

Workbench Autodesk Eagle board layout tutorial with KF7IJZ, KJ6VU, W6KWF, and KR6ZY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYoorqf2llE

OSHPark Board Manufacturer - https://oshpark.com/

ESP01 / ESP8266

RTL-SDR v3 with Direct Sampling - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-blog-v-3-dongles-user-guide/

QRP Labs Filter Kits

D-STAR QSO Party - https://www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp/

Silicon Dust HDHomeRun OTA TV to IP Box - https://www.silicondust.com/

Smitty’s BITX40 Intro Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESph5JCOpw


BITX40 Mods

Groups.io - https://groups.io/g/BITX20

BitX Hacks - http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com/

Raduino Software - https://groups.io/g/BITX20/wiki/Raduino-Topics

Allard’s Software - https://groups.io/g/BITX20/wiki/Allard%27s-Raduino-Code

Software upgrades https://github.com/amunters/bitx40/

Make it do CW http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com/2017/03/nd6t-bitx-cw-update.html http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com/2017/02/putting-bitx-raduino-on-cw.html

USB and LSB (for digital) - https://groups.io/g/BITX20/wiki/USB-LSB-operation

Front panel and case - https://www.banggood.com/Electronic-Plastic-Shell-Cartridge-Handle-Project-Case-Desk-Instrument-200x175x70mm-p-1035473.html?rmmds=myorder

Optical/Rotary Encoder Tuning - https://groups.io/g/BITX20/topic/mouse_encoder/5553536?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Relevance,,mouse,20,2,0,5553536

Dr. Jack Purdum W8TEE VFO TFT - https://groups.io/g/BITX20/topic/5116056

AGC Board - http://kv4qb.blogspot.com/2016/11/bitx-40p-building-part-1.html

 

SteppIR Urban Beam - http://www.steppir.com/UrbanBeam

 

Sep 26, 2017
HRWB032-Frequency References with Dr. Frank Howell K4FMH
03:15:05

Curious about what the “10 MHz” connector on the back of your test equipment is?  Interested in calibrating an SDR to reduce tuning error?  Do you want an accurate frequency source for tuning radios?  How about a super accurate sense of what time it is?  This week, Dr. Frank Howell K4FMH joins Jeremy and George to talk about GPS Disciplined Oscillators and Frequency References for your workbench.

News


Workbench

KF7IJZ’s Workbench

 

KJ6VU’s Workbench

 

K4FMH’s Workbench

 

Show Links

 

Sep 12, 2017
HRWB031-Field Radio Maker
02:25:29

This week, Jeremy is back and he’s brought along John Jacobs, W7DBO, host of the new Field Radio Podcast!  John introduces his show and talks about the skills that he uses as a maker to build field portable gear including design and 3D Printing.


Airspy Mini Software Defined Radio - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy-mini/

MPD Digital Custom Coax Cables - https://usacoax.com/

Pine64 Rock 64 Single Board Computer - https://www.pine64.org/?page_id=7147

Times Microwave Coax Loss Calculator - http://www.timesmicrowave.com/calculator/

Spyserver on Pi (or ODROID or Tinker Board)- http://photobyte.org/running-spyserver-raspberry-pi-3/

HamRadio360 - ADS-B with Nick KK6LHR - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2017/06/13/ham-radio-360-ads-b-with-nick-kk6lhr/

NOAA Weather Satellites


John Jacobs’ Website - http://W7DBO.net

W7DBO VHF/UHF Build VIdeo - https://youtu.be/9f1iXXHV7yM

Field Radio Podcast You Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQ0a59Oqea3OF00701H-Ew

LED Power Pole Tester - http://www.ebay.com/itm/192175042400

Comms to Go - http://commstogo.com/

Wago Connectors - https://www.amazon.com/Wago-Lever-Nut-Assortment-Pocket-Pack/dp/B01N0LRTXZ/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1503726606&sr=1-4&keywords=wago+lever+nuts

DROK Power Meter - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XFZ6PC4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Tenergy Power Meter - https://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-Precision-Meter-Analyzer-Backlight/dp/B017YCTRKK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503726568&sr=8-2&keywords=tenergy+watt+meter

Tinkercad - Free online design tool - https://www.tinkercad.com/#/

Thingiverse - Why reinvent the wheel? - https://www.thingiverse.com/

Simplify 3D - Slicing Tool - https://www.simplify3d.com/

OctoPrint - Raspberry Pi Print Server - http://octoprint.org/

Monoprice Maker Select Plus V2 Printer - https://www.monoprice.com/pages/3d_printers

Monthly 3D Geek Box - http://www.makergeeks.com/

Fox Smart - Cheaper Filament - http://thefoxsmart.com/

 

Aug 29, 2017
HRWB030-Remote HF Operation
01:39:30

This week we are joined by Michael VA3MW from FlexRadio Systems to deep dive on remotely operating your station from just about anywhere you have internet access. George also breaks down his new KX3 Portable Enclosure and discusses the wiring and placement of equipment. Unfortunately Jeremy experienced severe technical difficulties and was unable to join the call.

Wago 221 lever connector blocks-tech specs./mfg site

Wago 221 kit at Amazon

FlexRadio Systems

PST Rotator AZ

Elecraft W2 watt meter

Remote QTH control systems

TX Factor   ht N4MN

 

Don’t forget to order your BitX40 7 W QRP Transceiver kit today! –http://www.hfsigs.com/

 

Aug 15, 2017
HRWB029-Summer Radio Projects
01:39:08

This week, George and Jeremy discuss their summer workbench projects.  George has been busy trying to build the ultimate portable Field Day setup around his Elecraft KX3 and Jeremy has been busy learning more about Software Defined Radios with Airspy devices and accessories.

PowerFilm 30W Foldable Solar Panel Giveaway - http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench

Elecraft KX3 QRP Transceiver - http://www.elecraft.com/KX3/kx3.htm

Elecraft PX3 Panadapter - http://www.elecraft.com/PX3/px3.htm

Elecraft KXPA100 Amplifier - http://www.elecraft.com/KXPA100/kxpa100.htm

Airspy Mini - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy-mini/

Airspy R2 - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy/

Airspy Spyverter - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-spyverter/

SDR Sharp and SpyServer Downloads - http://airspy.com/download/

Powerfilm Solar 60W Foldable Panel - http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/?f163600_60w_foldable_solar_panel&show=product&productID=271511&productCategoryIDs=6578,6579

Buddipole PowerMini solar charge controller - http://www.buddipole.com/powermini.html

 

Aug 01, 2017
HRWB028-Microwave Radio
02:29:31

This week, George and Jeremy talk with Brian Yee W6BY, about building and operating ham radio gear for the microwave bands. There is a surprising amount of activity in the microwave spectrum and getting on the air is easier than you might think.

Micro:Bit Microcontroller platform  www.microbit.org

George does a webinar about designing the Workbench power management PCB project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEQvaXnt7Bo&t=2430s


Order your BitX 40 QRP 40M radio kit - http://www.hfsigs.com/

The perfect Ham Radio Computer?  The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA - https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T102HA/

Brian Yee W6BY presents “Amateur Radio in the Bands Above 1 GHz” at BayCon 2017

http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/microwave_ops.pdf

Brian works on an old earth station written up in CQ VHF

http://www.jamesburgdish.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=MxX1eY3BIK8%3D&tabid=544&mid=1040

Brian Yee W6BY on microwave comms for ham radio – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RGIzYZQKGA

Microwave Update 2017 – Santa Clara California, October 26-29 http://www.microwaveupdate.org/

Down East Microwave https://www.downeastmicrowave.com/

Khune Electronic Microwave Components https://www.kuhne-electronic.de/

Paul K1GHZ Microwave kits http://www.w1ghz.org/

50 MHz and Up Group – Northern California http://www.50mhzandup.org/

San Bernardino Microwave Society SBMS http://www.ham-radio.com/sbms/

George’s Blog - http://www.kj6vu.com/

Bay Net - http://www.bay-net.org

 

Jul 18, 2017
HRWB027-Field Day Follow Up
02:26:42

This week, George and Jeremy take a look back at Field Day 2017 and the things that we made to make it a great one. We also spend some time with Jason K6DGN to talk about his USB HT Battery Charger and some of his other interests.

Order your BitX 40 QRP 40M radio kit - http://www.hfsigs.com/

The perfect Ham Radio Computer?  The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA - https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T102HA/

Dewalt TSTAK boxes - http://www.dewalt.com/products/gear-and-equipment/tool-storage/tstak


Making your own external HT battery pack by Jason K6DGN - http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/ht_charger.pdf

Yeeco 5V to 12V Regulator - https://www.amazon.com/Yeeco-Converter-Regulator-Stabilizer-Adjustable/dp/B011EBSKK0

K6DGN’s YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/helidragon510/

RC Flight and Amateur Radio with K6DGN on the Everything Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/05/remote-controlled-vehicles-jason-k6dgn-eth070/

George’s Blog - http://www.kj6vu.com/

Ohio Valley Experimenters Club - http://ovec.club

Bay Net - http://www.bay-net.org

 

Jul 04, 2017
HRWB026-BITX40 QRP Radio Kit
01:53:40

This week on the Workbench Podcast; Smitty KR6ZY joins George and Jeremy to talk the BitX40. The BITX40 is a popular $60 40M 7W SSB transceiver “kit” available from http://www.hfsigs.com/ .  Smitty gives a great general introduction on the radio, its capabilities, and its opportunities.  We encourage our listeners to order theirs now as we will be doing a series of segments over the next few episodes to highlight opportunities for this little radio!

Antenna Analyzer Boards – Here with less than 50 now in stock

Posted rev 1.0 of the Power Board firmware by Ed W6ELA on www.360workbench.com

Interview on 3D Printing Today – 191_3DPrinting_Today

SDR – AirSpy – http://www.airspy.us

SDRSharp – Software Links

Diamond D220R – Discone Antenna

FM Broadcast Band Filter – Broadcast FM Block Filter (88 – 108 MHz Block) by RTL-SDR Blog 

AM Broadcast Band Filter – Broadcast AM Reject High Pass Filter (2.6 MHz HPF) by RTL-SDR Blog

ADSB Filter – https://v3.airspy.us/product/fp-1090-ha5s/

Lego Saturn V – sold out from LEGO, available on Amazon for an additional $100+ 

BitX40 – http://www.hfsigs.com

KR6ZY’s Intro to the BitX40 Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESph5JCOpw

BitX40 Hacking Blog – http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com

BitX40 Community – https://groups.io/g/bitx20

Solder Smoke Podcast – http://www.soldersmoke.com

Solder Smoke – Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics

Jun 20, 2017
HRWB025-2017 Maker Faire Bay Area and Field Day Prep
02:17:41

George and Jeremy are joined by Beric K6BEZ, David W6DTW, and Kenneth W6KWF. The gang debriefs us on the 2017 Maker Faire Bay Area and the role and presence of Amateur Radio. We also talk about our Field Day 2017 plans.

Maker Faire Bay Area – http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

Weird Stuff – http://www.weirdstuff.com/

Travis Goodspeed’s MD-380 Tools – http://www.md380.org

Beric’s DIY Test Equipment using RTL-SDR Dongle SDR – http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/rf_test_gear.pdf

SDR Noise Source and Directional Coupler – https://v3.airspy.us/product-category/other-tools-and-accessories/

Python RTL-SDR Library – https://github.com/roger-/pyrtlsdr

Dayton Mini Maker Faire – http://dayton.makerfaire.com

Bob Pease – http://www.ti.com/ww/en/bobpease/

Pyle 4 Channel Headphone Amplifier – https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PHA40-4-Channel-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003M8NVFS

 

Jun 06, 2017
HRWB024-Workbench at the 2017 Dayton Hamvention
02:31:01

Take a front row seat for our Saturday talk at the 2017 Dayton Hamvention Forums. George and Jeremy explain why It Has Never Been a Better Time to be a Ham (Especially if you like to build things). We also check in with Travis Goodspeed, Michael Ossman, TAPR, Linux in the Ham Shack, Siglent, and Rigol!

Link to the Presentation Slides (PDF) - http://traffic.libsyn.com/workbench/Dayton_2017_HR360_Workbench_Forum_Presentation.pdf

Travis Goodspeed
https://twitter.com/travisgoodspeed

http://www.md380.org

https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/loraham

 

Michael Ossman / Great Scott Gadgets
https://twitter.com/michaelossmann

https://twitter.com/GSGlabs

https://greatscottgadgets.com

 

Siglent
https://twitter.com/Siglent_Tech

http://siglentamerica.com

 

Linux in the Ham Shack
https://twitter.com/lhspodcast

http://lhspodcast.info

 

TAPR
https://twitter.com/TAPRDigital

https://www.tapr.org

 

RIGOL
https://twitter.com/RigolTechUSA

https://www.rigolna.com

May 23, 2017
HRWB023-2017 Dayton Hamvention Preparation
02:01:24

This week, George and Jeremy explore the treasure trove of Dayton through the eyes of the builder! They layout the parts, tools, test equipment, and components that you can find at Hamvention to outfit your workbench.

Hamvention Vendor List
http://info.pcboard.ca/

Workbench Build Projects
http://www.360workbench.com/

Raspberry Pi Boot Modes
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/README.md

 

May 09, 2017
HRWB022-Ham Radio for Makers
02:06:13

This week, George and Jeremy are joined by Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF and Mark Smith KR6ZY to talk about Ham Radio’s role in the “Making” hobby/community and the role of community in the “Making” portion of the Amateur Radio hobby.

Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF
http://Blog.thelifeofkenneth.com

https://twitter.com/KWF

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKzaXL9_V1qxGj5lzIyLBpw

 

Mark Smith, KR6ZY
https://www.youtube.com/user/SmittyHalibut

https://twitter.com/smittyhalibut/

 

NTP:
http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=120&products_id=272

http://ntpsec.org

 

Temp sensors:
https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/DS18B20.pdf

http://esp8266.net/

 

Asus Tinker Board
https://www.asus.com/us/Single-Board-Computer/Tinker-Board/

https://twitter.com/KWF/status/854737858724220928

 

Ultibots D300SV Delta Printer Kit
https://www.ultibots.com/d300vs-3d-printer-diy-kit/

 

NRF24L01: http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/2.4GHz-RF/nRF24L01

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281281200941

With PA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/122396306508

 

Idea Factory http://amzn.to/2p8vcS1
http://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Idea-Factory-Audiobook/B007TLTIZG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1492921499&sr=1-1

 

LoRAHam – https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/loraham

 

QRP Labs Ultimate3 WSPR Kit – https://www.qrp-labs.com

 

QRP Pixie Kit – http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-9-13-8V-S-PIXIE-CW-QRP-Shortwave-Radio-Transceiver-7-023Mhz-With-Case-/291995633772?hash=item43fc4bc86c:g:Lf0AAOSwdGFYxpbS

 

Micro BITX – http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/ubitx/ubitx.html

 

BitX 40M Kit – http://www.hfsigs.com

 

Dr. Joe Taylor K1JT Weak Signal Modes
https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/



Codec 2 – FreeDV – David Roe
http://www.rowetelcom/

http://freedv.org/tiki-index.php

 

DRA818V/U
http://www.dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818V.pdf

http://www.dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818U.pdf

http://www.ebay.com/itm/91210888951

http://www.ebay.com/itm/152144004874

Mini Circuits LPF (Look at their amazing parametric search)
https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?mo

Apr 25, 2017
HRWB021-Workbench Build Projects
01:57:06

Join Jeremy and George as they discuss future Workbench Build projects currently under development including the Power Monitor/Low Voltage Disconnect/Power Switch and the Arduino enabled 25W Smarty Load.

Jeremy Midwest RepRap Festival after action report

Pocket Micro Router - http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5506_TL-WR802N.html

TV Hacking - https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/01/smart-tv-broadcast-security-exploit/

 

 

 

Apr 11, 2017
HRWB020-More Listener Projects
02:48:30

This week, Jeremy heads to the Midwest RepRap Festival - a 3D printing gathering in Goshen Indiana. We continue our interviews with three listeners who are building interesting ham radio and electronics projects. Rex KE6MT builds a digital doorbell, Jeff KK9JEF builds a 40m CW transceiver and Don KG5IWL builds a Bit-X transceiver and a custom case.

Midwest RepRap Festival (3D printing event)
https://www.facebook.com/midwestreprapfest/
https://hackaday.com/tag/midwest-reprap-festival/

Icom ID-4100A
https://www.icom.co.jp/world/news/170217/ID-4100_pre.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC_a8YSJ87U

 

Icom IC-7610
http://www.ab4oj.com/icom/ic7610/main.html

Jeff KK9JEF - 40M 3W CW TRX
https://kk9jef.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/qst-forty-9er-with-dds-vfo/

Rex KE6MT - Digital Doorbell
http://www.ebay.com/itm/433Mhz-RF-Transmitter-and-Receiver-Module-link-kit-for-Arduino-USA-seller-/122345523978?hash=item1c7c5c8b0a:g:24kAAOSwHaBWlXJ8

BITX40 Radio - Work the world on 40 meters ($59 USD)
http://www.hfsigs.com/

Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE
http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/

 

 

Mar 28, 2017
HRWB019-Listener Projects
02:05:03

This week Jeremy spends time with some of our listeners to talk about what’s on THEIR workbenches. We spend time with Mike KM4VKR to discuss his upgrades to the Antenna Analyzer, Vance N3VEM to talk about building his own digital mode interface for his iPhone, and Smitty KR6ZY to learn about his multi-band WSPR experiences. More interviews were recorded and will be available in a future episode.

 

Mike KM4VKR

Vance - N3VEM - Mobile Device Digital Mode Interface

Mark (Smitty) - KR6ZY

 

Mar 14, 2017
HRWB018-2017 BayCon
02:39:43

George takes us to 2017 BayCon, the Silicon Valley’s Bay-Net annual convention.

Bay-Net - http://www.bay-net.org

Bay-Net Presentations/Articles - http://www.bay-net.org/articles.html

 

 

Feb 28, 2017
HRWB017-Remote Repeater Site Monitoring
02:00:36

George and Jeremy bring all of the Microcontroller knowledge together to a practical application as they break down the building of the Sierra Radio Systems Bay-Net Repeater Groups Remote Site Monitoring System.


Yaesu Announces two new Handhelds
FT-25R - http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=79E6683CC766565D2CB197C293AB6219&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

FT-65R - http://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=82DE38083B3DFC155A6A472F7FEFA8C7&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0

RTL-SDR.com AM/FM Broadcast Band High Pass Filter – http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-com-broadcast-block-high-pass-filter-now-sale/

Prebuilt Raspberry Pi Image for using an RTL-SDR as a receive iGate - http://www.rtl-sdr.com/a-pre-built-raspberry-pi-image-for-using-an-rtl-sdr-as-an-aprs-rx-igate/

KF7IJZ AGM / Bioenno LiFePO4 / NEC LiFePO4 Battery Comparison – https://youtu.be/psjQ-FT6KY0

Bay-Net articles - http://www.bay-net.org/articles.html

Dupont Connectors - http://amzn.to/2lffzq0

Special Crimp Tool-Dupont Connector - http://amzn.to/2l3WBk0

Visit our Antenna Analyzer Forum for updates and hacks - http://hamradio360.com/community/main-forum/

Sierra Radio Systems – http://www.sierraradio.net/

Cactus Intertie – http://www.cactus-intertie.org/

Beagle Bone Black – https://beagleboard.org/black-wireless

Wavenode – http://www.wavenode.com/

 

Feb 14, 2017
HRWB016-Wireless Communications for Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers
02:13:20

In this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Workbench, George and Jeremy continue the conversation on communicating with Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers. They deep dive on wireless ways of communicating from direct RF links to WiFi.

Autodesk Eagle has moved to a subscription based license - http://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/overview

News on Autdesk Eagle Subscription Terms - http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/a-path-forward-for-the-make-license-a-step-up-for-standard/m-p/6823182#U6823182

West Mountain Radio Powergate - http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=pg40s

Low Loss Powergate - http://ki0bk.no-ip.com/~pwrgate/LLPG/Site/LLPG.html

KF7IJZ’s Test of the rev 1 DC Power Board - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgGJoE9QDCQ

Point to Point

 

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

 

WiFi

Celluar/GSM

If This Then That (IFTTT): https://ifttt.com

 

 

 

 

Jan 31, 2017
HRWB015-Interfacing with Microcontrollers
02:42:36

George and Jeremy explore how to connect microcontrollers and single board computers to circuits and sensors to interface with the real world.  They discuss both analog and digital inputs and outputs as well as the most common ways of interfacing with components such as sensors.

Antenna Analyzer 3D Printed ABS Cases from Rocket City 3D - $15 - https://rocketcity3d.ecwid.com/#!/Antenna-Analyzer-Case/p/77824858/category=21090241

EEZ H24005 Open Source Lab Power Supply - $400 - 2 Channels, 155W/channel (0-40V, 0-5A) - https://www.crowdsupply.com/envox/eez-h24005

KB6NU is streaming his Ham Classes and making them available on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMiYkXm3RDjj9UVvmE-HdA

Dayton Update - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tunp5dCIHkI&feature=youtu.be

Congratulations to Curtis (K5CLM) at the Everything Ham Radio podcast for making it to episode 50! - http://www.everythinghamradio.com

QRP Labs WSPR/QRSS - https://www.qrp-labs.com

BayCon 2017 - http://baycon.us

Dayton Hamvention 2017 - http://hamvention.org

Micro Controller Input/Output Pins Analog vs Digital - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/analog-vs-digital

Logic Levels Overview - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/logic-levels/introduction

TTL 5V Logic Levels - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/logic-levels/ttl-logic-levels

CMOS 3.3V Logic Levels - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/logic-levels/33-v-cmos-logic-levels

Pull Up Resistors for Digital Inputs - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/pull-up-resistors

Analog to Digital Converters - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/analog-to-digital-conversion

Voltage Dividers - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/voltage-dividers

Pulse Width Modulation Output - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/pulse-width-modulation Serial communications

Overview - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-communication

I2C - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/i2c SPI - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-peripheral-interface-spi

UART - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-communication#uarts

Sensors https://www.sparkfun.com/categories/23

https://www.adafruit.com/category/35

 

Jan 17, 2017
HRWB014-Electronic Parts and Components
02:23:29

George and Jeremy explore some basic passive electronic components and parts and where to find them.

LoRaHAM by Travis Goodspeed- https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/loraham

Ted Okada TAPR DCC Talk- https://www.hamradionow.tv/episodes/2016/10/23/hrn-273-fema-go-big-from-the-2016-dcc

Kenwood TH-D74 Firmware Updated to 1.05 - http://www.kenwood.com/i/products/info/amateur/thd74_update_e.html

QRP Labs Ultimate3S Slow Speed Atmel based 200mw transmitter - http://www.qrp-labs.com

WSPRLite - http://www.sotabeams.co.uk/wsprlite-antenna-tester/

Aoyue INT 852++ Hot Air Rework Station = http://www.sra-solder.com/aoyue-852a-smd-digital-hot-air-rework-station-with-vacuum-pickup

Digikey - https://www.digikey.com

Newark - http://www.newark.com

Mouser - http://www.mouser.com

eBay - http://www.ebay.com

Deal Xtreme - http://www.dx.com

AliExpress - https://www.aliexpress.com

BangGood - http://www.banggood.com

Adafruit - https://www.adafruit.com

SparkFun - https://www.sparkfun.com

Voltage Divider - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/voltage-dividers

RC Circuit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RC_circuit

Jan 03, 2017
HRWB013-Introduction to 3D Printing
01:53:37

Jeremy and George introeduce Workbench Listeners to 3D Printing technology. They provide an overview of the technology, equipment, techniques, and software needed to add 3D Printing to your workbench.

Good general 3D Printing resource - https://all3dp.com

3D Printing Filament Guide - https://www.matterhackers.com/3d-printer-filament-compare

3D Printing Filament Guide - https://all3dp.com/best-3d-printer-filament-types-pla-abs-pet-exotic-wood-metal/

3D Printer Components - http://www.matterhackers.com/articles/anatomy-of-a-3d-printer

Extruder - http://www.matterhackers.com/articles/extruders-101:-a-crash-course-on-an-essential-component-of-your-3d-printer

3D Printer Controllers - Microcontroller or ARM CPU - https://all3dp.com/know-your-fdm-3d-printers-cartesian-delta-polar-and-scara/

3D Printing Slicing Software - https://all3dp.com/best-3d-printing-software-tools/

Autodesk Fusion 360 3D Modeling Software - http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

Google Sketchup 3D Modeling Software - http://www.sketchup.com

Autodesk Tinkercad 3D Modeling Software - https://www.tinkercad.com

Slicer - Take an STL or OBJ and turn it in to GCode - https://all3dp.com/best-3d-slicer-software-3d-printer/

3D Printing Troubleshooting Resources

Prusa i3 MKIII - $700 KIT / $900 Assembled - http://www.prusa3d.com

Make 2017 3D Printing Guide - http://makezine.com/comparison/3dprinters/

Review of the $200 Monoprice Mini Select printer - https://all3dp.com/monoprice-mp-select-mini-3d-printer-review/

Mods to improve the MP Mini Select - https://hackaday.com/2016/07/07/modding-the-monoprice-mp-mini-printer/

Planetary Gear Bearing 3D Printable Model - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:53451

Platform Jack 3D Printable Model - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:925556

Caged Ball in Dodecagon 3D Printable Model - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:215868

 

Dec 20, 2016
HRWB012-K6BEZ Antenna Analyzer Build
01:50:26

George and Jeremy breakdown what it takes to build the new HR360/K6BEZ Antenna Analyzer and where to find all the information you’ll need to make it happen!George and Jeremy breakdown what it takes to build the new HR360/K6BEZ Antenna Analyzer and where to find all the information you’ll need to make it happen!


The K6BEZ antenna analyzer will provide VSWR measurements for any antenna from 1 to 30 MHz.  Frequency and VSWR is shown on the built in LCD display.  Data can optionally be sent over the USB cable to a PC running a program that will plot the VSWR on a graphical window display.  The analyzer can be programmed to scan any sub band and has built in ranges for 160m, 80m, 60m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m.


Project Files - www.360workbench.com

Assembly Guide - http://www.360workbench.com/antenna_analyzer_assembly.pdf

Github Repo - https://github.com/HamRadio360/Antenna-Analyzer

ICOM MS3A App in Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.icom.rs_ms3a&hl=en

New ICOM MS3A Android App manual - http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/manual/pdf/RS-MS3A_ENG_0.pdf

QRZ Thread on the Subject - http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/anyone-have-the-new-icom-id-51a-plus2-radios-and-new-software-working-yet.543481/

GigaParts now carries Hytera DMR Radio Equipment - https://www.gigaparts.com/dmr

Hobby Creek Pana Hand - https://www.adafruit.com/products/3019

 

Dec 06, 2016
HRWB011-2016 Christmas Shopping Show
02:25:16

George and Jeremy enjoy a fireside chat about shopping for your Workbench and Shack.

Antenna Analyzer Project Information - http://hamradio360.com/community/partsmaterials-list/build-project-parts-listlinks/

Everything Ham Radio Podcast  - http://www.everythinghamradio.com/

QSO Today Podcast -  http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/4z1ug

Holiday project - 3D Printed Trees - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:197668 https://www.youmagine.com/designs/christmas-tree-with-space-for-led-light#activity

New PackTenna linked dipole feedpoint prototype board arrived - http://www.packtenna.com

Tools

Meters

Lab Power Supply

Test equipment

RF

Kits

Books

Parts

  • Coax connectors and adapters (N, UHF, BNC, SMA)
  • Audio connectors and adapters
  • Well stocked nut and screw selection - #4, #6, #8 screws, washers, nuts
  • Ebay 347pc NUT BOLT SCREW AND WASHER ASSORTMENT KIT SET $5.99
  • Parts bins to put it all in
  • DC, Hookup Wire
  • Coax

Free Stuff!

RF Poster:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/l/

Places to go for cool stuff









 

Nov 22, 2016
HRWB010-Introduction to PCB Design
02:22:22

This week, we announce the details of the Antenna Analyzer project!  George teaches Jeremy about all the facets of DIY printed circuit board (PCB) design using AutodeskEagle (Show Sponsor, download for free https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download ).  George discusses Schematic Capture, Board Layout, and an overview of PCB fabrication.

Antenna Analyzer BOM, designs, directions, and software available HamRadio360.com - http://hamradio360.com/community/partsmaterials-list/build-project-parts-listlinks/

Forums to provide support - http://hamradio360.com/index.php/community/main-forum/

CommRadio CTX-10 SDR Transceiver - http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/6010.html

Designed a case for my BlueDV and DVMega Dual Band board - https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bluestack-micro-plus-dvmega-enclosure

DVMega monoband - $130 - http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-014297

BlueStack Micro Plus - $45 - http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/store/?model_number=BlueDV_micro_plus

Link to 3DHubs 2016 Printer List:  https://www.3dhubs.com/best-3d-printer-guide

Autodesk Fusion 360:  http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/overview

Rocket City 3D Printing (run by a Ham!) - https://www.3dhubs.com/huntsville/hubs/rocket-city-3d http://www.rocketcity3d.com/index.html

Printrbot Play - $400 - https://printrbot.com/shop/assembled-printrbot-play/

Printrbot Play Heated Bed Y Axis Upgrade - $75 - https://printrbot.com/shop/play-y-axis-upgrade-heated-bed-optional/

Hobby PCB RS-UV3 200mw 3 band transceiver boards - https://www.hobbypcb.com/products/uhf-vhf-radio/rs-uv3

Seedstudio - https://www.seeedstudio.com/new-fusion-pcb.html

OSH Park - https://www.oshpark.com

EEVBlog #939 How to Manufacture a PCB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEB0pl8a5C0&feature=em-subs_digest

EEVBlog #127 - PCB Design for Manufacturing Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXE_dh38HjU

 

Nov 08, 2016
HRWB009-Idiot Switch
02:02:14

George and Jeremy KF7IJZ are joined by Beric Dunn K6BEZ and Nick Garner N3WG to design an “idiot switch” – a micro controller device that can remove power from a soldering iron when the user leaves it turned on too long (Like Jeremy himself did with a Hakko FX-888 for 2 weeks!).

Teardown photos of the FX-888D:  http://runawaybrainz.blogspot.com/2013/03/hakko-fx-888d-solder-station-hi-res.html

Teardown video of the FX-888D:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw8e74DaE9I

Teardown photos of the FX-888:  http://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/hakko-fx-888-teardown-review/

Pinout for Pencil:  http://runawaybrainz.blogspot.com/2014/08/hakko-fx888d-din-connector-pinouts.html

4 Plug Pigtail:  https://www.adafruit.com/products/2935

Temp sensor:  https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/products/analog/sensors-and-sensor-interface/DS18B20.html

Enclosure: https://www.polycase.com/ps-series

 

Oct 25, 2016
HRWB008-Introduction to the K6BEZ Antenna Analyzer Project
02:29:21

George and Jeremy sit down with Beric Dunn (K6BEZ), the designer of the project, to introduce the Arduino powered DDS module based Antenna Analyzer!  Beric is a professional RF design engineer by trade, and he wanted to provide a project that would allow a ham to learn some fundamental principles while making a useful gadget.

RFinder H1A/B/C - https://www.ecwid.com/store/store10195853/

Anytone Radios - http://www.va3xpr.net/anytone-at-d868uv-dual-band-radio/

Baofeng - http://www.va3xpr.net/baofeng-dm-5r-dmr-tier-ii-upgrade/

PackTenna - http://www.packtenna.com/

Digilent Analog Discovery 2 - http://store.digilentinc.com/analog-discovery-2-100msps-usb-oscilloscope-logic-analyzer-and-variable-power-supply/

Murata switching supply the size of a 7805 for $5 - OKI-78sr-5/1.5-W36-C- http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/124-10255

ARRL Insurance:  https://arrlinsurance.com

Oct 11, 2016
HRWB007-Matt Berggren of Autodesk on Eagle and PCB Design
01:59:28

An interview with Matt Berggren of Autodesk who is responsible for Eagle PCB tools, Autodesk Circuits, and Tinkercad at Autodesk.

DVMega: http://www.dvmega.auria.nl

DV4Mini:  http://wirelesshold.com/dv4mini.aspx

Internet Labs DVAP: http://www.dvapdongle.com/DV_Access_Point_Dongle/Home.html

Kenwood TH-D74 Manual is posted – http://manual.kenwood.com/files/B5A-1253-00.pdf

DStar QSO Party – http://icomamerica.com/en/amateur/qso-party/default.aspx

DStar info:  http://www.dstarinfo.com

DStar Repeater Lists:  http://www.dstarinfo.com/RepeaterDownloads.aspx

RFinder H1:  http://www.androiddmr.com

Based on the Runbo H1 – http://bigrugged.com/runbo-h1-a-gadget-for-professional-users.html

KF7IJZ finally published video on battery chemistry comparison w/ Bioenno BLF-1208LB – https://youtu.be/psjQ-FT6KY0

LT3652 MPPT Solar Charge Controller Chip – surface mount – http://www.linear.com/product/LT3652

Sep 27, 2016
HRWB006-Digital Oscilloscopes
01:59:31

Continuing the conversation with Alan Wolke W2AEW on Oscilloscopes.  This time we focus on digital oscilloscopes and how they compare with analog oscilloscopes.

Alan W2AEW's Test Equipment YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

Alan W2AEW on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlanAtTek

Packtenna:  http://www.packtenna.com

Pacificon 2016:  http://pacificon.org

Don W6GPS Videos on the Kenwood TH-D74:  https://www.youtube.com/user/w6gps

Interview with Don W6GPS on the Kenwood TH-D74:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIlLnll6TGc

TH-D74 Manual (from Japan) Here

KF7IJZ’s Raspberry Pi Cluster Setup Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ5uX-JJbyY

Einstein@Home:  https://einsteinathome.org

Sep 13, 2016
HRWB005-Analog Oscilloscopes
01:39:06

Alan Wolke W2AEW from Tektronix joins us to talk Oscilloscopes. Alan is a field application engineer for Tektronix, the world's most well-known oscilloscope maker. He also has a YouTube channel that is chock full of great information for those wanting to better understanding oscilloscopes and test equipment in general. Alan joins us for a two part session to deep drive on oscilloscope features and applications. In part one, we introduce the oscilloscope, what it's used for, some introductory concepts, and some comparisons of analog and digital scopes. We also discuss probe quality.

Alan Wolke W2AEW

Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/w2aew

QRZ - http://www.qrz.com/db/W2AEW

Twitter - https://twitter.com/alanattek

Rigol DS-1XXX Z Series:  https://www.rigolna.com/products/digital-oscilloscopes/ds1000z/

Great community support from http://www.eevblog.com/forum/

Inexpensive Used Tektronix or HP Scope, Tektronix 465B

Used Tektronix, Hameg, Leader, Kenwood, Hitachi

Don't buy a service grade scope!

Stay away from Vacuum tube models!

Tektronix 465, 475, 485

Tektronix 2215 (2200 series in general) 2225, 2400 series 2445, 2465

Make sure probes are rated for frequency or greater and make sure compensation range contains the input capacitance of the scope

Find Dave Jones video on Proper Probe Usage (how not to blow up your scope!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaELqAo4kkQ

Pico Scopes:  https://www.picotech.com/oscilloscope/2000/picoscope-2000-overview

Bit Scope:  http://www.bitscope.com

Saleae:  https://www.saleae.com

Digilent Analog Discover:  http://store.digilentinc.com/analog-discovery-2-100msps-usb-oscilloscope-logic-analyzer-and-variable-power-supply/

Red Pitaya:  http://redpitaya.com

Alan's Best Suggested OScope Video Links for Show Notes

Video Index PDF file

Basic operating and controls tutorials:

Some Useful Applications of a scope in the hamshack and radio workbench:

 

Aug 30, 2016
HRWB004-Test and Measurement with RF Power, DC Power, and Digital Multi Meters
01:42:25

George and Jeremy discuss test and measurement equipment - RF Power Meters, DC Power Meters, and Digital Multimeters.

Digital Multimeter Comparison Video - https://youtu.be/tl76f0S3iOU

LM317 power supply Kit - http://www.ebay.com/itm/LM317-Adjustable-Voltage-Regulator-Step-down-Power-Supply-Module-LED-Voltmeter/141812241288?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D37470%26meid%3D8a24a918e95b4208bffa4707fe8c0eed%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D330942829760

Cheap kits and electronics - www.banggood.com

https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/08/11/portable-adjustable-power-supply-3dthursday-3dprinting/

Icom released a new ID-51 Plus2 - http://www.icom.co.jp/world/news/160808/ID-51_PLUS2_colorvariation.pdf

Kenwood TH-D74A Information - http://www.jvckenwood.com/en/press/2016/08/press_160808.html

KF7IJZ’s Raspberry Pi 3 Cluster - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJKhRLKXr-Q

Must have Digital Multimeter features

Nice to have Digital Multimeter features

  • Capacitance
  • Diode check
  • Transistor check
  • Frequency counter
  • Computer connectivity
  • High quality probes
  • Impact resistant / weather proof case (rubbery)

What do you get as Digital Multimeter price increases?

  • Precision
  • “Nice to have” Features
  • Non contact sensing
  • Computer connectivity
  • Accessories
  • Power Handling
  • Faster continuity test response

Good test probe characteristics:

  • Silicone insulation not cheap wire
  • Good strain relief
  • Flexible
  • Sharp probe points
  • Removable alligator clamps

FLUKE TL71 10A PREMIUM DMM TEST LEAD SET FOR DIGITAL MULTIMETER PROBES NEW $18

Digital Multimeter Recommendations

Clamp Current Probes - Tenma - $40 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/72-9180#review

RF Watt Meters:


DC in-line power monitor:

Sparkfun - How to use a multimeter - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-multimeter

Fluke - ABC's of DMMs (Digital Multi Meters) - http://support.fluke.com/find-sales/Download/Asset/1260898_6116_ENG_M_W.PDF

Ideal Industries - Basics of Digital Multi Meters - http://www.triotest.com.au/shop/images/basics_of_digital_multimeters.pdf

EEVBlog Multimeter Videos

 

Aug 16, 2016
HRWB003-Power Supplies
01:36:13

George and Jeremy take a look at power supplies for powering radios and working on electronic projects.  They explain the differences between traditional radio power supplies and “lab” Constant Current / Constant Voltage power supplies.  They also provide helpful tips on what to look for when selecting power supplies for your radio or your workbench.

Tim KE4KE Website - http://www.ke4ke.com

Vance N3VEM - http://www.n3vem.com

Packtenna Mini - http://www.packtenna.com/

YouTube Packtenna Mini Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4RONXiPnkE&feature=share

New KJ6VU KX2 portable case video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfhqIH3wuk8

Bioenno LiFePO4 Batteries for ham use - https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/12v-series-lifepo4-batteries/products/12v-8ah-lfp-battery-abs-sealed-black-case?variant=1014198656

Raspberry Pi Clock - from N0BEL - http://n0bel.net/v1/index.php/projects/raspberry-pi-clock

2 Categories

  • “Ham” 12v PSU
  • Bench/Lab PSU

Ham “High Current” power supply considerations and tradeoffs

Linear vs Switch?

Variable Voltage vs Fixed Voltage?

Meters vs no meters?

What do you add as you go up in price?

  • Precision
  • Linearity
  • Low Noise/Low Ripple
  • More current/power
  • Computer connectivity/programmability

Linear 12V High Current Power Supply: Astron RS-35A - $180 - http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-004434

Switching 12V with Analog Meters: Samlex 1235M - $130 - https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-008965

Switching Variable Voltage with Meters: Powerwerx SPS-30DM - $160 - http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011684

Switching 12V: Powerwerx SPS 30DV - $110 - http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-010662

Switching 12V Variable Voltage: Alinco DM-330MVT - $160 - http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003728

Power Supply Accessories


Workbench Power Supply - What specs do you care about?

  • 0-20v or more
    • Single ended 0-20v - voltage reference to ground
    • Maybe Dual ended +/- 15 volts
  • Low ripple (<1mv p/p) - what is ripple?  (EEVBlog Ripple and Noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edel3eduRj4)
  • 2-5 amps
  • Meters for Volts and Current (digital or analog)
  • Current limiting adjustment
  • Resettable output breaker
  • Short circuit protection

Test Leads - banana plug to whatever you need to connect to

What do you add as you go up in price?

  • Precision
  • Linearity
  • Low Noise/Low Ripple
  • More current/power
  • Computer connectivity/programmability

Dave Jones EEVBlog - earth ground vs ground referenced circuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaELqAo4kkQ

Tenma 72-8345A 1-36V 3A Power Supply - $150 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-72-8345A-/72-8345A

Tenma 72-8350 1-20V 5A Power Supply - $160 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-72-8350A-/72-8350

Tenma 72-9465 1-36V 5A USB Controllable - $200 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/TENMA-72-9465-/72-9465

GW Instek GPS-1850D - $200 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/GW-INSTEK-GPS-1850D-/72-12100

Rigol Bench Power Supplies - https://www.rigolna.com/products/dc-power-loads/

Siglent Bench Power Supplies - http://siglentamerica.com/pd.aspx?tid=17&T=1


 

Aug 02, 2016
HRWB002-Hand Tools
01:34:48

George and Jeremy take a look at uses of and options for hand tools on your workbench.  They highlight the tools that are practical and useful with many suggestions on what to buy and what features to look for when considering your purchase.

Autodesk buys CADsoft. New web site http://www.cadsoft.io


More background at https://cadsoft.io/blog/autodesk-acquires-eagle/


Download your free copy of Eagle ECAD tools - https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/free-download

Doug Hendricks, KI6DS, is restarting the famous Nor Cal QRP club - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/norcalqrp/info

John Pugliano N7PUG from the Wealthsteading podcast, talked about ham radio and hobbies on the July 2 episode of his podcast - http://www.wealthsteading.com/

Using PC power supplies for ham radio - http://ac8gy.com/pc_supplies.html

Bioenno Battery - BLF-1208LB - https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/12v-series-lifepo4-batteries/products/12v-8ah-lfp-battery-abs-sealed-black-case

Dayton Mini Maker Faire - https://makerfairedayton.com

5" Needle Nose Pliers - $5 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/h371/

6" Xcelite Needle Nose Pliers - $24 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/96-1330

5.5" Xcelite Slim Needle Nose Pliers - $22 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/96-1908

Angled head cutters AKA 5" Flush Oblique Cutter - $20 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/eclipse-tools-200-060-flush-oblique-cutter-slim-tip-plier/

Xcelite 170M Flush Cutters - $8 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/22-1050

20-30AWG Wire Strippers Strippers - $5 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/cp-301g/

8-16AWG Wire Strippers - $12 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/902-090/

Irwin Auto Wire Strippers - $18 - https://www.amazon.com/IRWIN-VISE-GRIP-2078300-Self-Adjusting-Stripper/dp/B000OQ21CA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1512309471&sr=8-2&keywords=irwin+stripping+tool

Crimper Frame - $29 - http://anchor-electronics.com/wp-content/uploads/300-054-sq-247×247.jpg

Crimp Die Set for Insulated Lugs - $16 -  http://anchor-electronics.com/product/eclipse-tools-300-058-die-set/

Powerwerx Tri-Crimp Full Die Set - $110 -  https://powerwerx.com/crimpbag-tricrimp-tridies-gear-bag

Panavise Junior $27 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/106-201

Panavise - $50 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/106-001

Panavise Multi Purpose Work Center - $90 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/106-007

Panavise Electronic Work Center - $90 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/106-265

Hobby Creek - Third Hand Pana Hand Workstation for Panavise - $60 - https://www.amazon.com/Hobby-Creek-Helping-Hands-Soldering/dp/B01AX1VO2I/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512309534&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=hobby+creek&psc=1

Hobby Creek - Third Hand Soldering Tool - $50 - https://www.amazon.com/Hobby-Creek-Helping-Hands-Soldering/dp/B010C504NK/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512309534&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=hobby+creek&psc=1

Hobby Creek - Helping hands mini hand soldering tool - $35 - https://www.amazon.com/Hobby-Creek-Helping-Hands-Soldering/dp/B01HBYNGVW/ref=sr_1_10?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512309534&sr=1-10&keywords=hobby+creek

5.5" Curved Kelly Style - $9 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/curved-hemostat-mascot-precision-tools-h341/

5.5" Straight Kelly Style - $9 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/mascot-precision-tools-h340/

Precision Screwdriver Kit - $7 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/precision-screwdriver-set-philmore-js7/

iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit - $35 - https://www.amazon.com/iFixit-EU145299-Bit-Driver-Kit/dp/B0189YWOIO/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512309704&sr=1-4&keywords=ifixit+screwdriver+set

Xcelite SD3V 3-Piece Mini Screwdriver Set - $12 - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Xcelite-Pocket-Clip-Screwdriver-Set-3-Piece-SD3V/205692183?cm_mmc=CJ-_-1319015-_-10368321&AID=10368321&PID=1319015&SID=1046233241117&gclsrc=ds&gclid=CJP8qqjDqM0CFRKwfgodu3EI8g&cj=true

Xcelite 6 Piece Phillips/Slotted - $28 - http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/96-1360

Snips - $10 - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/eclipse-tools-902-083-snips/

Step Drill Bit - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/philmore-63-1601-step-drill-bit/

Xacto knife - http://anchor-electronics.com/product/eclipse-tools-900-113-razor-knife/

Xacto Basic Knife Set - $21 - https://www.amazon.com/Xacto-X5282-Basic-Knife-Set/dp/B00004Z2UB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512310119&sr=8-3&keywords=xacto+basic+knife+set

Weller WESD51 Digital Soldering Station - $130 - https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WESD51-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B000ARU9PO/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310144&sr=1-4&keywords=weller+wesd51

Weller WP35 35-Watt Professional Soldering Iron - $45 - https://www.amazon.com/Weller-WP35-35-Watt-Professional-Soldering/dp/B000B5YIYS/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310168&sr=1-4&keywords=weller+wp35

Hakko Digital Bench FX888D - $100 - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888D-23BY-Digital-Soldering-Station/dp/B00ANZRT4M/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310190&sr=1-3&keywords=hakko+fx888d

Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder - $9 - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-599B-02-Wire-type-soldering-cleaner/dp/B01MXMH47L/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310253&sr=1-1&keywords=hakko+cleaning

Hakko Fume Extractor - $75 - https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FA400-04-Bench-ESD-Safe-Absorber/dp/B00FZPSEY4/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310270&sr=1-1&keywords=hakko+fume

Digital Calipers - https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Fractions-Millimeter-Conversion-Measuring/dp/B072QYJC5M/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310317&sr=1-1&keywords=digital+caliper+cr2032

6” Steel Ruler Metric/Standard - https://www.amazon.com/Shinwa-Stainless-Machinist-Engineer-Graduations/dp/B00LYAP75I/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1512310400&sr=1-3&keywords=steel+ruler+metric+standard

Jul 19, 2016
HRWB001-Introduction to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast
01:42:33

George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ launch The Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, a bi-weekly deep dive on technical, making, and DIY topics of interest to the ham radio operator.  We begin the series with an in-depth discussion on setting up a workbench of your own.  Whether you have fully dedicated lab space or must work off the family kitchen table, George and Jeremy discuss things to consider to create an effective and versatile workspace.

Lifetime Folding Tables
IKEA Linnmon / Adils Table
IKEA Bekant Table
Costco LED Shop Lights
Large Strip
Power Strip with USB   Deskmount
6 Outlet with USB
3 Outlet with USB
Panavise
Omano LED Magnifier
Handheld Magnifier/LED
Desktop Boom Mag
USB Microscope
Static Pads
Static Mats
Medium Bin Storage
Large Bin Storage
Small Bin Storage
Battery Booster
West Mountain Radio PWRGuard
Powerwerx LVD
Converting DC Power Supplies

 

Jul 05, 2016