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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Week 26 2014

This weeks bit of fun:


A mega busy week this week, I'm going to need a holiday soon.

No radio this week apart from going to the club Monday night. I have managed to get may hand held radio to program with “CHIRP” under Linux so I'm happy again.

Tuesday I recorded The ICQPODCAST feature with Sue Pycroft G6DDS

Wednesday Colin and I recorded episode 161 of the ICQPODCAST.

My friend Chris from work welded my daughter in laws car door on Thursday.

The rest of the week has been filled with Computer work, Family jobs and editing the next episode of the To Craft Or Not To Craft Podcast.

Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST Sunday morning.

Series Seven Episode Thirteen of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - Museums on the Air with Sue Pycroft G6DDS has been released.

The latest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) remember Amateur / Ham Radio Podcaster Tom Samacicio KB4HQA of HQA Radio who is now Silent Key. Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) interviews Sue Pycroft, G6DDS regarding Museums on the Air.

News stories include:-

  • Revalidation Figures of UK Amateur / Ham Radio Licences
  • 13cm Amateur Radio Band Threatened in Holland
  • New mode trial for VK medium wave beacon
  • 27 MHz SSB CB legal
  • Changes to Amateur Service Part 97 Rules
  • Queen Shown Radio Ham’s Raspberry Pi Balloon

 The ICQPOCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Week 25 2014

This weeks bit of fun:


I have been fighting some badly written radio software and Chinese Prolific cables plus drivers. The software will not resize to fit the screen on my netbook but the software driver work. On my laptop the software works fine but wont connect to the USB serial programming cable. I think this is going to be a long term project however the temporary fix is to fit an external screen on the netbook.