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Workbench-1 An Introduction to the show

  • Join George (KJ6VU) and Jeremy (KF7IJZ) as they introduce “The Workbench”, HamRadio360’s new amateur radio building/making oriented mini-series podcast.

Workbench-2 Hand Tools

  • George @KJ6VU and Jeremy @KF7IJZ take a look at uses of and options for hand tools at the 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.

Workbench -3 Power Supplies

  • George @KJ6VU and Jeremy @KF7IJZ take a look at power supplies for working on radios and electronic projects.
  • They breakdown the different types of power supplies, what to look for and make some shopping suggestions.

Workbench-4 Meters

  • George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ take a deep dive on Digital Multimeters, RF Power Meters, and DC Power meters for your workbench!
  • MCM Electronics sponsors a give away and we answer listener questions.

Workbench-5  Oscilloscopes Part 1

  • George and Jeremy are joined at the Workbench by Alan Wolke W2AEW 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.
  • MCM Multimeter Winner: Andrew Rohne KE8P

Workbench-6 O-Scopes Part 2

  • George KJ6VU, Jeremy KF7IJZ, and Alan W2AEW is they continue their discussion on Oscilloscopes.  In Part 2, the conversation shifts to focus on Digital Oscilloscopes and their uses.

Workbench-7 Matt Berggren of Autodesk

  • We interview Matt Berggren of Autodesk-he is responsible for Eagle PCB tools, Autodesk Circuits, and Tinkercad.

Workbench-8 Antenna Analyzer with Beric (K6BEZ)

  • George and Jeremy sit down with Beric Dunn (K6BEZ), the designer of our Antenna Analyzer project! 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.

Workbench-9 Designing an Idiot Switch

  • George KJ6VU 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 in case when the user leaves it turned on too long (Like Jeremy himself did with a Hakko FX-888).  Join the gang in this episode to hear different approaches for solution design, implementation approach, and the ultimate consensus at the end.

Workbench-10 Intro to PCB Design

  • We announce the details of the Antenna Analyzer project!  George teaches Jeremy about all the facets of DIY printed circuit board (PCB) design using CadSoft Eagle.  George discusses Schematic Capture, Board Layout, and an overview of PCB fabrication.

Workbench-11 Shopping for your Bench/Shack

  • George and Jeremy enjoy a fireside chat about shopping for your Workbench and Shack.  Loads of Links and Ideas.

Workbench-12 Building the Antenna Analyzer

  • 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!

Workbench-13 All about 3D Printing

  • Jeremy, KF7IJZ and George, KJ6VU talk Everything 3D Printing.  The questions you’ve had about printing for your hobby needs are finally answered!  Where to start? What equipment do you need? Suggested software, tutorials and more are all here!

Workbench- 14 Components and Parts

  • George and Jeremy catch up on the news and explore some basic electronic components/parts and where to find them.

Workbench-15  Micro Controllers in the Real World

  • George and Jeremy explore how to connect micro controllers 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.

Workbench-16  Wireless Comms for Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers

  • 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.

Workbench-17 Building the BayNet Repeater Site Monitoring System

  • George and Jeremy catch up on the news and then bring all of the Microcontroller info together as they break down the building of the Sierra Radio Systems Bay-Net Repeater Groups Site Monitoring System.

Workbench – 18 What you Missed at Bay-Con 17

  • In this episode of the Ham Radio 360-Workbench we visit Bay-Con.
  • Bay-Con is the Silicon Valley’s Bay-Net yearly convention packed full of intriguing speakers and presentations!

Workbench- 19 Listener Workbench Projects

  • Jeremy chats with some of our listeners to talk about what’s on THEIR workbenches.
  • Mike KM4VKR discusses his upgrades to the Antenna Analyzer
  • Vance N3VEM talks about building his own digital mode interface for his iPhone
  • Smitty KR6ZY  learning about his multi-band WSPR experiences

Workbench- 20 Listener Projects pt 2

  • Rex KE6MT builds a digital doorbell
  • Jeff KK9JEF builds a 40m CW transceiver
  • Don KG5IWL builds a Bit-X transceiver and a custom case.

Workbench- 21 New Build Projects

  • 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 Intelligent 25W Dummy Load

Workbench- 22 Making it with Ham Radio

  • 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.