Sunday, 18 August 2019

ICQ Podcast Episode 301 - Long Island CW Club

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ruth Willet KM4LAO and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Long Island CW Club.


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News stories include: -

  • Radio Spectrum Management Traces an Activated Unregistered Personal Locator Beacon
  • The Internet’s Impact on International Radio
  • Australia: WIA board comment
  • AMSAT member wins Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham Award
  • First UK 288 GHz CW Contact
  • FT8 Digital Mode Club 2nd Anniversary
  • BARTG GB60ATG Special Event
  • 146MHz band Gets Extra Year

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Friday, 16 August 2019

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Thoughts from the Radio Shack Volume One: Discussions from the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast Kindle Edition

Available on Amazon Kindle now.

Since 2008, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) along with his eldest son Colin (M6BOY) have been the driving force behind the fortnightly amateur/ham radio podcast show – ICQ Amateur /Ham Radio Podcast.

Each episode, Martin and Colin are joined by friends and fellow amateur/ham radio operators to discuss the latest news, events and technological changes happening in the hobby.

Martin was licenced in 2001, is currently Chairman of the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society and is an active trainer in the local area with a high success rate of getting interested candidates their first ticket and beyond.

This book is a collection of essay’s that have made up features in recent episodes of the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast. 

Each feature hopes to cross the full spectrum of knowledge, so a beginner can learn a lot, with more experienced operators picking up tips or refreshing forgotten knowledge.

If you would like to learn more about the ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast, please visit

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

ICQPodcast Reaches 300 Show Milestone

Back in 2008, a father and son team decided to experiment with a new publishing technology - podcasting.
They committed to publishing ten shows and see if anyone was listening.
Since that decision eleven years ago, the show has gone from strength to strength. With listeners in over 120
countries enjoying the fortnightly published show along with accompanying website
The team has grown too, joining the pair, a team passionate amateurs across Europe and “over the pond”
from North America, one thing that has been core to the show’s success is a friendly, radio club feel about the
topics discussed and the technical knowledge sharing.
“It is amazing the amount of technical and operating knowledge there is between the presenting team”
comments Technical Editor Martin Butler M1MRB. “As I learn something each episode, I’m sure our listeners
also gain a technical nugget or two along with the banter and enjoyment of being at a virtual radio club”
2019 has been a busy year, with attendance planned at UK Hamfest and HF Convention along with attending
Ham Radio 2019 and Hamvention in Ohio USA.  
“We are always on the lookout for new stories, it’s great to hear about what other amateurs are achieving in
the hobby,” says Founding Editor Colin Butler M6BOY. “If you would like to promote yourselves, let us know”
More Information and to download the latest show –
ICQPodcast YouTube Channel –

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