Ham Radio 360: WorkBench – 11 Shop for your Workbench/Shack

This week George and Jeremy enjoy a fireside chat about shopping for your Workbench and Shack.

News

Antenna Analyzer Build

Podcast shout out…

Curtis Mohr K5CLM  – http://www.everythinghamradio.com/

Eric Guth 4Z1UG –  http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/4z1ug


Workbench

Jeremy

  • Holiday project – 3D Printed Trees – Here or Here

George


MCM Electronics Promo Code – RAD10 – 10% Off from http://www.mcmelectronics.com


Shopping Show

The Workbench Amazon Store

Tools

  • Time to progressively upgrade!

  • Powerwerx – https://powerwerx.com

  • Powerpole crimper – Here

  • Irwin Automatic Wire Stripper – Here

  • Lighted magnifying loop – Here

  • Soldering Iron – Hakko FX-888D –  Here

  • Good wire cutters such as Xcelite – Here

  • Upgrade all of your hand tools to Xcelite! – Here

  • Digital caliper w/ CR2032 Battery – $40-$50 – Here

Meters

  • Tenma 72-7780 – $60 – Here

  • EEVBlog Brymen – $135? – Here

Lab Power Supply

  • Rigol DP711 30V, 5A $300 – Here

  • Tenma 72-8345A 36V, 3A – $150 – Here

  • Tenma 72-8350A 20V 5A – $160 – Here

Test equipment

  • Digilent Analog Discovery II – Here

  • Rigol scope $400  Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscope 50 Mhz DSO 4 Channels – Here

RF

  • Spectrum Analyzer – Rigol spectrum analyzer Rigol DSA815-TG 9kHz to 1.5GHz with preamplifier and tracking generator – $1500 – Here

  • Rigol DSA705 100kHz to 500MHz Spectrum Analyzer – $700 – Here

  • Bird 43 Power Meter and Slugs – $400- ??? – Here

  • Diamond Antenna Dual Band Power/SWR Meters – Here

  • RigExpert AA-54 Antenna Analyzer – Here

Kits

Books

  • Make Electronics – Learning through Discovery:  Here

  • ARRL Antenna Book: Here

  • ARRL Handbook – Here

  • Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio – Here

  • The Art of Electronics 3rd Edition – Here

  • Arduino for Ham Radio – Here

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


George’s Picks for holiday shopping…

Software

            Eagle Maker edition

                            Schematic, layout, router

                            99 sheets, 6 signal layers, 160mm x 100mm

Jeremy’s Wishlist

  • Prusa Research i3 MK3 3D Printer Assembled – Here

  • Mitotoyu Digital Calipers – Here

  • Hobby Creek Panavise Hands – $60 – Here

 

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