Sunday, 25 September 2016

Week 39 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Another good week spent with family and friends. Saturday I went to Bletchley Park with the guys from Sutton and Cheam Radio Society. This turned out to be a great club visit which we will repeat again.

Martin Butler, M1MRB/ W9ICQ, meets Martin Butler G8KTX at the National Radio Centre, at Bletchley Park. (They've even got similar handwriting)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Week 38 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Busy as always with a couple of double shifts at work. You have to earn it when you can.

Wednesday I recorded the news round table with he guys for podcast 220.

I managed to play with my Yaesu FT-102 on receive which works well. Now I need to read the manual before transmitting because I have not used a transmitter with a valve power amplifier.

Sunday Colin release the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST

ICQPODCAST Episode 220 - Taking part in SSB Field Day

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Andy Mace M0MUX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is Taking part in SSB Field Day.

News stories include:-

  • CEPT Novice Licence and HAREC Changes
  • UK CubeSat Forum - Lunar Opportunity
  • Companies Plead Guilty to Capacitors Price Fixing
  • FCC Proposes Substantial Fine for Unlicensed Amateur Operation / False Police Call
  • Morse code at Eurovision?
  • Australian Club's 60th Birthday
  • WIA Seek New Ham Radio Allocations
  • Aberdeen Radio Club Celebrate 70th Anniversary

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from