Ham Radio Workbench Podcast
Ham Radio Workbench Podcast
Ham Radio Workbench
This is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the radio amateur. Join your host George KJ6VU and the HRWB team as they discuss current developments in ham radio while introducing listeners to a plethora of topics and skills such as test equipment, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. Ham radio is a hobby of hobbies - George and team introduce hams of all ages to experimenting and learning within ham radio, which can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the hobby. We are proudly sponsored by Autodesk Eagle PCB design tools, Flex Radio and Digikey.
HRWB 201 - Conversation with Eric Guth from the QSO Today Podcast and HRWBOTA Update
In this episode we talk with Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, the host of the QSO Today podcast and good freind of the show.  We get an update on Eric's ham radio activites and celebrate passing the 200th episode milestone of the HRWB podcast.  We also get an update on HRWBOTA, Ham Radio Workbenches On The Air.
Feb 6
1 hr 6 min
HRWB 200 - Anniversary Show
In this episode we are joined by many close friends of the show to celebrate our 200th anniversary.  We kick things off with Jeremy KF7IJZ co-founder of the show along with George KJ6VU.  We are also joined by Dan  N7HQ, Paul WD9GCO, Troy K4JDA, Vince VE6LK, Mark N6MTS, and Thomas K4SWL.  We take a look back over the first 200 episodes and look to the future of the podcast.
Feb 6
3 hr 57 min
HRWB 199 - SOTAMAT: Summits-On-The-Air Automated with Brian AB6D
In this episode we talk with Brian, AB6D, about his software development project SOTAMAT (pronounced sota-mate).  SOTAMAT has many features that allow you to spot yourself over the air, send messages, and even remotely control hardware.  This is a very interesting discussion with Brian who is a professional engineer and high tech executive who started out trying to solve a problem to spot his activations without access to the internet.  For more information check out the SOTAMAT web site https://sotamat.com 
Jan 23
2 hr 57 min
HRWB 198 -  The European Ham Radio Show
On this episode, George KJ6VU, Thomas K4SWL, and Vince VE6LK are invited to join Morten LB0FI and crew on the European Ham Radio Show on YouTube.  We had a great time getting to know eachother and talking about all things ham radio. Check out their channel:  https://www.youtube.com/@hamshoweu 
Jan 9
1 hr 40 min
HRWB 197 - EmComm Tools with Gaston, KT7RUN
In this episode we talk with Gaston, KT7RUN, about his software development project called EmComm tools.  Gaston hosts a very popular YouTube channel called The Tech Prepper.  Check it out.  https://www.youtube.com/@TheTechPrepper  
Dec 25, 2023
2 hr 49 min
HRWB 196 - A Conversation with Dan Quigley, N7HQ, from Flex Radio
In this show we talk about what is on Dan's workbench and the increased demand for HF spectrum.  Dan is a wealth of knowledge on ham radio and electrical engineering in general.  We cover a wide range of topics in this show.
Dec 12, 2023
3 hr 10 min
HRWB 195 - 2023 Holiday Shopping Show
In this episode we talk about great gifts for your spouse, friends, yourself or even the HRWB staff !  (Just sayin') We talk about our top picks for radios, tools, test equipment, and even non-radio gear for the shack and the field.
Nov 27, 2023
3 hr 50 min
HRWB Special Announcement:  HRWBOTA ! Ham Radio Workbenches On The Air !!
Yes you heard that right.  The very first HRWB live on the air operating event will be Sunday December 3rd from 10 AM to 2 PM PST.  We will have multiple stations operating on multiple bands and modes.  Come join the fun ! For more details go to https://hrwbota.com/
Nov 18, 2023
2 min
HRWB 194 - Meet The Amateur Radio Newsline Team with Caryn KD2GUT, Paul WD9GCO and Skeeter N5ASH
In this episode we meet Caryn KD2GUT, Paul WD9GCO and Skeeter N5ASH of the Amateur Radio Newsline.  The AR Newsline has been the premier amateur radio news source for decades.  Founded by Bill Pasternack, the AR Newline carrys on Bill 's legacy with a team of news and media professionals who bring their talents and time to serve the amateur radio community.  Best of all, the AR Newsline team are a real pleasure to hang around with and talk ham radio.   Amateur Radio Newsline™ is a 501(C) (3) tax-exempt corporation operating as a public service.  It primarily survives on contributions made by listeners (and readers of the text version) such as you. Any shortfall has traditionally been paid out of pocket by their team members. Please consider making a donation to keep AR Newsline in operation !   
Nov 15, 2023
3 hr 36 min
HRWB 193 - Building Projects with Rex Harper W1REX
In this episode we met Rex Harper, W1REX, a prolific designer and builder of ham radio projects.  Rex is famous as the owner of QRPme.com where he sells a huge nubmer of ham radio kits.  Rex is famous for the Tuna Tin 2, a version of Rockmite transciever and MePADs, a system for construction projects with small pieces of PCB mateiral.  We talk about what's on Rex's bench and the origin of some of his cool kits.
Oct 31, 2023
2 hr 28 min
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