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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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Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
Larry Tyree, or Tree, as he is known in amateur radio circles, loves to operate contests, work DX on 160 meters, from his 28 hilltop acres in the Oregon forest, near Portland. Tree is a serious CW operator, where good antenna design, focus, skill, and patience bring the amateur radio rewards. Tree tells his ham radio story in this QSO Today.…
 
Doug K6JEY is back to talk about the test equipment and methods for optimizing receiver performance. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/receiver-optimization Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on …
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
Roland Smith, K7OJL, entered ham radio almost 60 years ago after the launch of the Sputnik satellite. His ham radio activity paused for many years as a result of professional relocations and family commitments. Roland has since returned to amateur radio at a fast and furious pace, operating in just about every band and mode.…
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
Peter Shilton, VE7PS, became a lifelong chaser of meteor scatter and EME contacts because of a very early acquisition of a Drake receiver and a transverter, at the beginning of his ham radio career. VE7PS tells this story in our QSO Today.By Eric Guth 4Z1UG: Online Amateur Radio Operator, Entrepreneur, and Blogger
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
This week, Mike, George, Rod, and Jeremy discuss the approach and tools of prototyping. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/prototyping 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.…
 
Patrick (Pat) Brown, AK5TX, has always had a love for radio leading to opportunities from Chicago to Alaska to Texas! Amateur radio was the game-changer for Pat when he suddenly lost his eyesight, almost 20 years ago. Pat is now “More than able, I am Handi-Capable!” He continues his journey including contributing to our art, hobby, craft, sport, an…
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
Dan Marler, K7REX, owes much of his professional opportunities and success to his amateur radio background. A people person, K7REX, likes to give back to the amateur radio community as an ARRL Section Manager and founder of the RATPAC, a group that does not include Sammy, Dean, and Frank. Dan tells his ham radio story in this QSO Today.…
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
Dan Quigley N7HQ, Director of Amateur Products at Flex Radio, joins us discuss the role of your network in your shack. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/the-network-in-your-shack Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/conta…
 
Tom Robinson, G0SBW, made a very interesting presentation at the Expo called, “Amateurs Research Poor Radio Communications at the Battle of Arnhem, in 1944”, where the British lost this WW2 battle because of poor communications. I urge you to go view Tom’s presentation at the Expo. I interviewed Tom back in September of 2017, because Tom likes to o…
 
Free SDR Course! Our new free course will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radio: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon" is now open for enrollment. Register now at https://courses.scannerschool.com -------------------------------------------------------------…
 
When it comes to understanding how antennas really work, then the “go to” ham is Bob Zavrel, W7SX, author of the ARRL book, Antenna Physics - An Introduction. Through this book, Bob bridges the gap between “how to” antenna books, and calculus based antenna theory books for engineers. Bob has a long resume in radio and electronics, is the accidental…
 
On today’s episode, host Phil Lichtenberger interviews Jon Hudson, the co-creator of the SDRplay devices. They talk about the evolution of radio scanning software, the advantages of SDRplay and SDRuno, where they think the scanner hobby is headed, and more. What You Need To Know Jon Hudson is a co-creator of the SDRplay device. SDRplay manufactures…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- A cross platform, open source, free SDR soft…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- Do you want to dive deep on Software Defined…
 
Winter is going, and that means it’s time to start preparing for springtime operations! George, John W7DBO, Mike VA3MW, and Rod VA3ON join to talk about their projects to prepare for Spring. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/spring-project-roundtable Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://…
 
FlexRadio is the Platinum Sponsor at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I wanted to bring back an interview that I had with Steve Hicks, N5AC, VP of Engineering at FlexRadio. Steve will be a speaker at the Expo. Steve is a natural teacher in addition to leading a team developing the most advanced software defined radios for amateur radio. Of cour…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- Every month I answer your questions on the p…
 
John Ackermann, N8UR, was my guest almost 200 episodes ago and is a speaker in the upcoming QSO Today Virtual ham Expo. John spends much of his time as a proponent of open source, freely sharing both hardware and software designs with the TAPR community. Join us as we discuss TAPR, SDR transceivers, and the issues around open source and the maker m…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be March 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- In this episode, we learn about Joe Bearcat,…
 
This week we have a mega cast to discuss how to start a workbench on a $250 budget. George KJ6VU, Rod VA3ON, Vince VE6LK, and Dan AG7GM all present their recommendations while Mike VA3MW and Jeremy KF7IJZ give insight to the selections offered. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/250-dollar-workbench Our Website - http://www.hamra…
 
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, is the founder and CEO of FlexRadio that is now on the cutting edge of building advanced software defined radio (SDR) platforms for amateur radio, as well as for government, business, and the military. Gerald is a leader and pioneer in the development of SDR leading to the founding of FlexRadio. This episode is a newly min…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be February 23, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- In this episode, Phil walks through the b…
 
Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, is best known for his satelite QSOs using portable gear from grid squares all over the World. He documents and captures many of his contacts and the equipment that he uses on his website and YouTube Channel. WD9EWK is a recent addition to the AMSAT board of directors and is my QSO Today.…
 
Free SDR webinar! Our new webinar will introduce you to Software Defined Radios. "Why Every Scanner User Needs an SDR: The #1 Underrated Tool that should be in your setup" will be January 26, 2021. Register now at www.scannerschool.com/webinar --------------------------------------------------------------- In this episode, Phil talks to "Fuzz the P…
 
It's time for BayCon once again! In this episode, Mike Walker VA3MW walks us through his station automation and talks about leveraging Node Red for control. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/baycon-2021-station-automation Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Cont…
 
Bob Allphin, K4UEE, was my guest in Episode 79 over 5 years ago. As he is one of the speakers in the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, his ham radio story would interest today’s listeners. K4UEE has traveled the World in pursuit of activating DX entities that are isolated, desolate, and uninhabited. Forty in total. Out of his love for travel, he has…
 
Free SDR Training! Check out our new course, "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radios: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon." You can enroll for free at https://courses.scannerschool.com --------------------------------------------------------------- Many of you have have been submitting their questio…
 
Jerry Weisskohl, AC4BT, always had a love of radio and short wave listening. He got a late start in amateur radio but thinks that the art and practice of CW, or Morse code, is exactly what quiets and relaxes the mind after an engaging day as a computer scientist. AC4BT has taken lead roles with CWops and CW Academy and is my QSO Today.…
 
Free SDR Training! Check out our new course, "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radios: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon." You can enroll for free at https://courses.scannerschool.com --------------------------------------------------------------- Get started with Scanning in 2021 Our "2021 Scanner…
 
Steve Hicks N5AC, Chief Technology Officer for Flex Radio, joins us to talk about the approach that Flex takes to build not just radios, but radio platforms. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/flexradio-hardware-architecture Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Co…
 
Peter Butler, W1UU’s ham radio journey began with the purchase of a J38 code key and a trip to the library. Sputnik inspired Peter to a career in microwave engineering reinforced by this ham radio interest. Peter is the Vice President of CWops and actively involved in sharing his love for CW and good operating practice with the hundreds of amateurs…
 
Free SDR Training! Check out our new course, "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radios: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon." You can enroll for free at https://courses.scannerschool.com --------------------------------------------------------------- Get started with Scanning in 2021 Our "2021 Scanner…
 
Mel Swanberg, WA6JBD, has a love of radio that goes back to his childhood. Growing up in Southern California, Mel found his Elmers and Mentors that led him into a career in the land mobile business and public safety radio. Mel is the former president of the Cactus Intertie, perhaps the largest point to point full duplex amateur radio network in the…
 
Free SDR Training! Check out our new course, "The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Software Defined Radios: Everything you need to know to get started with SDR in an afternoon." You can enroll for free at https://courses.scannerschool.com --------------------------------------------------------------- Get started with Scanning in 2021 Our "2021 Scanner…
 
Kevin KM6WUM joins to talk about building a portable satellite tracker. PERMALINK - https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/podcast/portable-satellite-tracker Our Website - http://www.hamradioworkbench.com/ Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hamworkbench Contact us - http://hamradioworkbench.com/contact Connect with us on Facebook - https://www.f…
 
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