In 2014, Cale K4CDN launched "The Fo Time Amateur Radio Podcast" which is now known as Ham Radio 360. Along the way, Cale brought George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ along for the ride to help share knowledge on amateur radio and introduce hams to new aspects of the hobby.
At the Dayton Hamvention in 2016 Cale, George, and Jeremy all met in person for the first time. They also had the distinct honor of meeting many of their listeners and hearing their stories and about their interests. That very weekend, the trio realized that there was an opportunity to launch a new podcast to introduce our community to the making/tinkering/DIY/electronics aspect of ham radio. On July 5, 2016 the first episode of The Workbench was released. In January of 2018, Cale stopped producing Ham Radio 360, and the Workbench was launched as it's own show and it's own feed becoming The Ham Radio Workbench podcast.
In October, 2021, after 138 episodes, Jeremy decided to retire from the HRWB podcast and focus his energy on other passions including electronic music. Jeremy made a huge contribution to the content and personality of the show. With this change, George took over as the host of the show.
Starting in 2020, to prepare for the transition and long term viability of the show, we invited some of our regular contributors to become formally associated with the show to help with both production and hosting. Our extended team includes Rod VA3ON, Mark N6MTS, Mike VA3MW and Vince VE6LK. These experienced radio amateurs bring great bench strength to the team and helps us continue to build great content for years to come.
The Ham Radio Workbench Podcast serves as a means to introduce hams of all ages to the excitement and creativity of making in amateur radio. George and team educate and inspire hams to explore electronics, software, and radio through experimentation with things such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and custom built projects for the Workbench listeners.
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