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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 th ...
 
QSO Today is a weekly conversation, or QSO, between amateur radio operators about ham radio. Eric Guth, 4Z1UG, hosts a new guest every week to talk about their ham radio journey, their specialized expertise in ham radio, and how amateur radio has impacted their personal and professional lives. QSO Today is targeted at anyone interested in amateur radio who wants to learn more about this fascinating hobby.
 
DitDit.fm is a podcast celebrating morse code, the CW operating mode and amateur radio. The show is hosted by Bruce Pea, N9WKE, and features conversations with interesting CW operators, offers useful CW operating tips, and encourages amateur radio operators at all levels to get on the air, have fun and enjoy operating CW!
 
The Phasing Line Podcast is brought to you by Marty Sullaway KC1CWF, and Sterling Coffey, N0SSC, whose combined age is still less than that of the average ham radio operator. We hope to bring some interesting conversation to the table like no other ham radio podcast on the market. We talk about everything - literally everything - in ham radio. Whether it's about a four-square array, or the D-STAR/System Fusion/DMR debate, youth, or SDR architecture, we have it all. Warning: Tangential conver ...
 
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The Uniden MR8100 In this episode, Phil talks about the Uniden MR8100 and its unique features, from its design to rumors about its functionality. What You Need To Know This radio was marketed as a scanner developed for public safety. Rumors say it was created for the LAPD. This radio was analog-only, with 100 memory channels in 10 banks, with no tr…
 
Jim Heath, W6LG, has been a ham for over 56 years. Jim is an Elmer’s Elmer with an amazing You-Tube channel, with over 30,000 subscribers. Jim not only reviews the basics of amateur radio, and he makes that content up close and personal, reflecting on his years of experience as an amateur radio operator.…
 
Mike VA3MW and Smitty KR6ZY join us to answer YOUR Amateur Radio questions! PERMALINK: https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/listener-questions Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebo…
 
Are you interested in listening to the International Space Station? In this episode, Phil shares what you need to know to tune into the ISS and other satellites passing overhead. Learn what equipment and software can help you, where to find the frequencies you’ll need, and how to know when the ISS will be passing over your location. What You Need T…
 
Bill Salyers, AJ8B, had a great ham radio start as a kid in the Seventies. Bill loves to work CW to pursue DXCC and just to ragchew and communicate. He hones his skills with the help of CWOPS and is open to the opportunities afforded by all of the new digital modes.By Eric Guth 4Z1UG: Online Amateur Radio Operator, Entrepreneur, and Blogger
 
Are you interested in scanning Federal agency frequencies? In this episode, Phil welcomes Chris Parris, an expert on Federal scanning and writer of the blog The Fed Files. They discuss how Chris found his way into Federal scanning, tips and tricks for people interested in trying it, and so much more! What You Need To Know Guest Chris Parris is know…
 
Eric Silverthorn, NM5M, has a great ham radio story, especially at the beginning with the support of his family for this ham radio interest. Eric was a speaker at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo and gave a fine talk on CWOPS. You can tell in these weeks that I want to make sure that you know the Expo speakers and that is why NM5M is my QSO Today.…
 
Do you want to know how to improve your scanner’s audio? In this episode, Phil welcomes back Harrison Wilson to discuss sound quality with scanner radio setups. They discuss external speakers, how sound vibrations work, audio mixers, and more. What You Need To Know Guest Harrison Wilson returns for his third guest appearance to talk about improving…
 
Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, contributed three talks to the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo earlier this month, on topics that included remote administration of amateur radio exams, wireless networks for emergency communications, and lithium batteries and their care and feeding. He uses his amateur radio license and the opportunities it affords to advance the…
 
Many of you have have been submitting their questions and today I am answering some of them. This month I answer: What does the setting for “Set Hold Time” on a P25 scanner mean? What do you do if every few days, you suddenly can’t pick up signal on your scanner? What is the super dumbed-down version of how to program an SDS-100 scanner? What produ…
 
Michael Walker, VA3MW, joins me from the Canadian State of Ontario where he started his ham radio journey. Getting into ham radio as a kid, Michael’s interest in amateur radio and technology led him through a technical career. He is now widely known as FlexRadio’s inside sales person, and he is a frequent guest host on the Ham Radio Workbench Podca…
 
In this episode, Phil explains the virtual scanner feature that exists in many Whistler and Radio Shack scanner models. He talks about what they’re best used for, how to set them up and make changes, and more. What You Need To Know: This virtual scanner option is available on most, but not all, Whistler, GRE, and Radio Shack scanners that support o…
 
Mike and Smitty join George and Jeremy to take a DEEP dive on the fundamentals of designing a mixer for all of your audio sources in the shack. This is a continuation of the station controller design series. Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - @hamworkbench https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamr…
 
Mark Smith, KR6ZY, has been a ham since the mid-nineties and finds problem solving and building electronic equipment his special area of our ham radio hobby. A trained and graduated computer engineer, Mark resides near the Central California coast. Mark is a frequent contributor to the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, and has his own YouTube channel. K…
 
What’s it like to scan during moments of major unrest? In this episode, Phil is joined by listener Brad, from Minnesota, to talk about scanning during the George Floyd protests. They discuss what Brad found to listen to during the first week of protests in Minneapolis, what surprised him, and how things are now. What You Need To Know Brad did what …
 
Dr. Scott Wright, K0MD, was my guest on this podcast in October of 2016, in Episode 116, almost 200 episodes ago. I asked Scott to be the keynote speaker at the first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Even as busy as he is, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was willing to prepare and share with all of us in his keynote address. I thought it appropriate th…
 
Are you craving more scanner radio content? In this episode, Phil is joined by Jonathan Higgins and Rich Carlson, hosts of The Scanner Guys, a weekly YouTube show. They discuss some of the common questions and topics that come up, how they’ve grown their audience, and more. What You Need To Know The Scanner Guys met at Scanner Master and started do…
 
Today on the workbench, We talk test equipment with Doug Millar K6JEY. Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - @hamworkbench https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamradioworkbench/ BrandMeister Talkgroup 31075 -…
 
Many of you have have been submitting their questions and today I am answering some of them. This month I answer: When will my SDR series come out? What would I recommend for an SDR dongle to use Unitrunker on a laptop? What outdoor antenna should I use? How do you monitor a P-25 conventional system? Why can’t fire departments use mobile bands? All…
 
Carole Perry, WB2MGP, was my guest in episode 51, five years ago this week. Carole leads a Youth Forum at the major hamfests every year including Dayton and Huntsville. This year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she will lead it at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I thought to introduce Carole again before the Expo to put her and the Youth Forum in…
 
Do you want to better understand object-oriented programming? In this episode, Phil explains how object-oriented programming differs from just using a scanner with hard coded memory and also Uniden’s DMA memory. What You Need To Know Object-oriented scanning allows you to create scan lists as small or as large as you need without wasting memory on …
 
John W7DBO, Mike VA3MW and Rod VA3ON join us to debrief on FIeld Day in the time of Pandemic. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/2020-field-day-debrief Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect on Facebook - htt…
 
Don Minkoff, NK6A, was my guest in episode 158, in August of 2017. Don has a love for QRP and SOTA, and will be a speaker in the upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I reprise Don’s interview to set the stage for his upcoming presentation in this remastered audio version.By Eric Guth 4Z1UG: Online Amateur Radio Operator, Entrepreneur, and Blogger
 
Do you believe analyzing trunk systems requires a fancy hardware setup? Jackson from Kentucky joins us on the podcast this week to talk about how he is mapping out trunk systems with a scanner, a pager, pen and paper, and a spreadsheet. You don't need to configure complicated computer programs to understand what is happening on your local trunk sys…
 
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, started his ham radio career in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1960, proceeded through law school to a career at the Federal Communications Commission, or the FCC. Riley was a part of the evolution of the FCC as it dealt with paging, cellular, PCS, and amateur radio. K4ZDH tells his amateur radio story as well as his impa…
 
Do you want tips for how to use your scanner to its fullest potential during times of social unrest? In this episode, Phil shares ways to get started at scanning right now if you’re new to the hobby in response to current events, gives suggestions of what to listen for beyond fire and police transmissions, and more. What You Need To Know Due to cur…
 
Mike VA3MW and Rod VA3ON join George to start designing the ultimate station controller. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/station-controller-brainstorm Get in Touch! Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact Us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Facebook …
 
Al Brogdon, W1AB, was licensed almost 70 years ago, has made significant contributions to our hobby through his writing for QST magazine over the years including the “100, 50, and 25 Years Ago” column, and articles for both 73 and Ham Radio Magazine. W1AB can head copy CW at 55 words a minute and is my QSO Today.…
 
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