Sunday, 23 October 2016

Week 43 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Back from my holiday in Ireland, great time with Colin and the family. We came back on the Wednesday night crossing arriving home at 06:00 am Thursday morning. I attended the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society lecture Thursday night.

While in Ireland, we setup a VHF / UHF shack for Colin with two GM340’ s (VHF and UHF) plus a scanner to monitor 2 metres and 70cm.

Pictures below:

I have spent two days with Carole doing tourist things in London before starting a new job Monday.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Week 42 2016

This week's bit of fun:


On Holiday this week visiting Colin in Ireland. Arrived Wednesday morning and recorded the news round table Wednesday night for the ICQPODCAST. I have managed to install a 2 metre / 70cm co-linear antenna on the side of Colin’s house and tested all is working with some good contacts.

Sunday Colin released the latest ICQPODCAST.

ICQ Podcast Episode 222 - RFinder & Raynet Unification Released

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin Butler M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is RFinder & Raynet Unification.

News stories include:-

  • Young UK Amateur Causing Emergency Services Havoc

  • New Ofcom website
  • Round-the-World Cyclist OZ1AA Returns
  • 42 Years in Space for AO-7
  • New Icom IC-7300 HF/50/70MHz Transceiver Firmware Update
  • NZ 77-81 GHz Radio location and Vehicle Radar
  • UNGO Ukrainian Amateur Radio League

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from