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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Week 50 2014

This week's bit of fun:


Another busy week but we got another podcast episode out on time. I think the new format is working well.

I have been doing family things most of the week apart from recording parts of the poscast.

Sunday Colin released he latest episode of the ICQPODCAST.

Series Seven Episode Twenty-Five of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - History of World War One Radio has been released.

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Buttersfield (G0CIB) and Chris Howard (M0TCH) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature Martin Butler M1MRB / W9ICQ talks to Dr Elizabeth Bruton about the History of World War One Radio.

News stories include:-

  • Youngsters On The Air
  • Teenager wins prize with Morse code
  • Popular Electronics Magazines Archive
  • New IARU-R1 HF Handbook
  • Amateur Radio Hams Lead Indonesia
  • Ofcom Amateur Radio Licence Statement
  • New Digital Mode App EXChat
  • Licensing of Television White Space Devices - Now Open
  • Indian Students Develop New Satellites
  • Ofcom 420-470 MHz Consultation

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Week 49 2014

This week's bit of fun:

A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. He seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The Judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.

The man replied...

"Well your Honor, it was like this: When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat under a sweets sign that said, "The Double Mint Twins are Coming" and I grinned.

Then she moved and sat under a sign that said "Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling", and I had to smile.

Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said "William's Big Stick Did the Trick", and I could hardly contain myself.

BUT, your Honor, when she moved for the fourth time and sat under the sign that said "Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident"..I just lost it.



I released the latest episode of To Craft Or Not To Craft on Monday, it can be downloaded from .

Not long now before the end of the year, I have been trying to complete outstanding projects.

Sunday I took part in the 2 metre SSB contest with some of the guys from Sutton and Cheam Radio Society.