Radio News


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Week 46 2014p

This week's bit of fun:


Another Mega weeks with lots happening. Martin M0SGL recorded a feature for me on the BABYSTAR - Standalone DSTAR Hotspot. I also recorded a News Roundtable with Chris and Leslie

Saturday and Sunday I have been training an foundation amateur radio course with the other trainers from Sutton and Cheam Radio Society. We started with 11 students but one phoned in sick Sunday. He needs to complete his practical assessments tomorrow to enable him to take the exam on Saturday.

Sunday  Colin released another episode of the ICQPODCAST.

Series Seven Episode Twenty-Three of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - BABYSTAR - Standalone DSTAR Hotspot has been released.

Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Buttersfield (G0CIB) and Chris Howard (M0TCH).. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is BABYSTAR - Standalone DSTAR Hotspot by Martin Rothwell M0SGL

News stories include:-

  • Small Scale DAB Trial Consultation
  • 40th anniversary of ham radio satellite OSCAR 7
  • Raspberry Pi HDTV Transmitter
  • London Science Museum - New Exhibition
  • Milestone shortwave contacts with Australia
  • Beta Testers Sought for New Heavens-Above Android App
  • IY, Italian Special Amateur / Ham Radio Event Prefix
  • 91% pass rate for South Africa

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Week 45 2014

This week's bit of fun:


Super busy week, but lots of fun. I spent two days in Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre with Carole, Paula and Kim.

On returning home Saturday I went out to help Martin (M0SGL) install an antenna.

Sunday I helped Robin and Rosemary at the Kempton Park Radio Rally.