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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Week 25 2015

This week's bit of fun:

Jeremy Clarkson's been caught trying to sneak back into the top gear studio...


What a busy week with lots going on. I even missed the club night at Sutton and Cheam Radio Society.

Monday we did a radio fox hunt in the local park in Banstead. Denis hid three transmitters and we had to find them.

I recorded and extra podcast for release shortly on our hopes and travel to Friedrichshafen next week.

I have been working with Neil this week on GB3XP, our new local repeater which should have gone live on Saturday. Unfortunately we had to move the date to this Monday.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Week 24 2015

This week's bit of fun:


Another fun packed week. Another podcast recorded and in the bag for release Sunday.

Saturday I went with Neil (M0ZEY) to collect a cabinet for our repeater then spent the afternoon preparing for Sunday.

Sunday I met up with some of the guy from Sutton and Cheam Radio Society on Epsom Down where we took part in a 2 metre QRP contest. We managed 92 contacts, not a winning score but we had fun.

Sunday Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST.

Series Eight Episode Twelve - Running an Amateur / Ham Radio Special Event

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP ,Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Matthew Nassau 2E0MTT to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news.

Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is - Running a Special Event.

  • Passing (SK) of Bill Pasternak WA6ITF
  • New VK balloon Circumnavigates the Earth
  • German Museum Joins Museums on the Air
  • The Morse Mouse - Educational Fun with Ham Radio
  • Britain's Pirate Radio Stations
  • Tytera TYT MD-380 DMR handheld
  • Radio Call Saves SOTA Climber
  • Bletchley Honour for Morse Code Interceptor
  • Australian Foundation Licence due for Review
  • Lotto Grant to buy Radios for Blind
  • Swedish 160m Proposal

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from