Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio with Glen Popiel, KW5GP – ETH072

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Glen Popiel, KW5GP, about all kinds of projects that you can do with an Arduino and about his two books dealing with the Arduino, Arduino for Ham Radio and More Arduino for Ham Radio.

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Tech Corner – Arduino Projects

Glen Popiel, KW5GP author of Arduino for Ham Radio, More Arduino for Ham Radio and High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio

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I had a great conversation with Glen in this episode. Glen is a great guy and is funny as it gets. Glen has been a ham for a long time and has a lot of experience in electronics and Ham Radio. He combines the love of electronics and the love of amateur radio in a way that everyone can understand.

Some of the stuff that we talked about that are in his books, and realizing that you can get an arduino for SOOOO cheap, I cant wait to get his More Arduino for Ham Radio book and try out some of the stuff in there. I might even have to buy both of the books and see if my oldest daughter wants to build some of the projects with me as well. It would be some great father-daughter time if she did.

Below is a list of each of Glen’s books and the description of them as well as links to both Amazon using my affiliate link and a direct link to the ARRL if you want to buy directly from them.

Arduino for Ham Radio

Arduino for Ham Radio

Arduino Microcontroller Projects You Can Build Today!The Arduino has become widely popular among hobbyists and ham radio operators. Hams are exploring these powerful, inexpensive microcontrollers, creating new projects and amateur station gear. With its Open Source model, the Arduino community freely shares software and hardware designs, making projects easier to build and modify.

Arduino for Ham Radio introduces you to the exciting world of microcontrollers and Open Source hardware and software. It starts by building a solid foundation through descriptions of various Arduino boards and add-on components, followed by a collection of ham radio-related practical projects. Beginning with simple designs and concepts and gradually increasing in complexity and functionality, there is something here for everyone. Projects can be built quickly and used as-is, or they can be expanded and enhanced with your own personal touches.

Projects

  • Random Code Practice Generator
  • CW Beacon and Foxhunt Keyer
  • Fan Speed Controller
  • Digital Compass
  • Weather Station
  • RF Probe with LED Bar Graph
  • Solar Battery Charge Monitor
  • On-Air Indicator
  • Talking SWR Meter
  • Talking GPS/UTC Time/Grid Square Indicator
  • Iambic Keyer
  • Waveform Generator
  • PS/2 CW Keyboard
  • Field Day Satellite Tracker
  • Azimuth/Elevation Rotator Controller
  • CW Decoder
  • Lightning Detector
  • CDE/Hy-Gain Rotator Controllers

Purchase from Amazon(Affiliate Link)  or directly from the ARRL

More Arduino for Ham Radio

More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio

More Arduino Microcontroller Projects for Your Ham Radio Station!Building on the success of Arduino for Ham Radio, this book — More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio — includes 15 completely new practical and functional Arduino projects for the ham shack. This time, we branch out to use some of the newer Arduino variants and devices. Each project is complete and functional as-is, but room has been left for you to add personal touches and enhancements. That’s part of the fun of the Arduino and Open Source communities — building on the work of others, and then sharing your designs and innovations for others to learn, modify, and improve.

More Arduino Projects for Ham Radio starts by building a solid foundation through descriptions of the many new Arduino boards and add-on components, followed by a collection of practical ham radio-related projects that showcase a wide variety of applications. There is something here for everyone.

Projects

  • Auto On/Off Mobile Power Control
  • Station Power Monitor
  • AC Current Monitor
  • Load Tester
  • Voice Memory Keyer
  • Wireless Remote Coax Switch
  • Wireless Remote Telemetry
  • GPS-Based Ethernet Network Time Protocol Server
  • Yaesu FT-series Transceiver Rotator Controller Interface
  • Yaesu G-450A/G-800SA Rotator Controller Rebuild
  • Yaesu Rotator Controller Modification
  • 1 to 30 MHz DDS VFO
  • Antenna SWR Analyzer
  • 40 Meter QRP CW Transceiver
  • 40 Meter QRP JT65 Transceiver

Purchase from Amazon(Affiliate Link)  or directly from the ARRL

High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio

High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio

Build a High Speed Amateur Radio Microwave NetworkUsing commercial off-the-shelf equipment and developing their own software, groups of hams have created high speed wireless Amateur Radio digital networks with wide area coverage.

The possible uses for these high speed data networks in the Amateur Radio community are endless. Virtually any service that works on the regular Internet can be adapted to an Amateur Radio high speed multimedia (HSMM) network, including video conferencing, instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), network sensors and cameras, remote station control, and many other services. With the capability to send real-time video and data files, the public service and disaster support aspects of Amateur Radio are expanded tremendously.

This book introduces HSMM networking, explains the basics of how it works, and describes the various technologies in use today. Later chapters explain in detail how to deploy your own HSMM network, along with various applications to put it to work. Well illustrated step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process of installing and configuring software needed to get your HSMM network up and running.

Includes:

  • Introduction to High Speed Multimedia
  • High Speed Multimedia Technologies
  • HSMM Equipment for Amateur Radio
  • TCP/IP for HSMM
  • HSMM Applications
  • Security and Filtering
  • Backup and Redundancy
  • Deploying HSMM Networks
  • The Future of HSMM

Purchase from Amazon(Affiliate Link)  or directly from the ARRL

If you have any questions regarding the Arduino, or would like to collaborate on a project, Contact Glen and He will be happy to help any way that he can. Click here to send him an email.

Links that we talked about in this episode:

  • Amateur Radio Round Table – A live amateur radio show with Tom and the gang. Tom has one of the longest running amateur radio programs on today. His Tuesday night live webcasts are even retransmitted on a Shortwave radio station.
  • Hamradio 360 – This podcast is one of my favorite podcasts. Cale, George and Jeremy do an awesome job with being ambassadors to the hobby of ham radio. George and Jeremy are the hosts of the Hamradio 360 Workbench podcast that does a more of a deep dive into the  technical side of the hobby.

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West Mountain Radio

West Mountain Radio - Arduino

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