Radio News


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Week 42 2014

This week's bit of fun:


What a busy week both work and play. I attended a very interesting talk on Software Defined Radio 
on Thursday hosted by Sutton and Cheam Radio Society.

Colin and I recorded another episode of the ICQPODCAST in the week and Colin released it Sunday.

Saturday Chris  (M0TCH), Alan (2E0VAV) and I visited HMS Belfast where we operated in the radio room from 11:00 to 18:00 local. A great day with friends paying radio and talking to the public. We intend to do this every three or four weeks.

Series Seven Episode Twenty-One of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast- Schematic and PCB Programs has been released. 

The latest news, Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) and Colin (M6BOY) an even cheaper Chinese Radio (£8) and Martin (M1MRB & W9ICQ) reviews Schematic and PCB Programs.

News stories include:-

  • EMC issues in cockpit screens
  • Fishy Radio Interference
  • Yagi Radio Antenna Designer Website
  • Essex Air Ambulance On The Air
  • EI1A - EI8GQB 20th radio activity from Ireland
  • November sees second leg of SARL contests
  • Founder of JOTA is SK
  • When will Ofcom revoke Ham Radio licences?
  • Dominica on 5 MHz
  • 146 MHz allocation for UK Full licence holders

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Week 41

This week's bit of fun:


Not much to report apart from being busy as always.

This week Chris M0TCH and I went to the RSGB conference in Milton Keynes. We met a lot of friends and attended an number of lectures.