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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Week 15 2015

This week's bit of fun:


I managed to fix my mixing desk by replacing the two 15 volt regulators and an LED. I think it took a mains spike which killed it. This is only a small Behringer mixer but takes over 15 minutes to remove the PCB.

Saturday I was training with the guys from Sutton and Cheam Radio Society. Sunday Morning I was helping my Daughter with some jobs. That’s what Dads are for.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Week 14 2015

This week's bit of fun:


Well I made it to Sunday. I have had a busy week with things going wrong for me.

Chris Howard and I recorded the news section for the ICQPODCAST on Wednesday for release on Sunday.

Good Friday I decided to install a television antenna socket and network point into Carole's craft room. The parts had been purchased the week before. This involved running the cable through a small loft space to get to the room. About six metres but a difficult cable run. On testing I had no TV signal. Rechecking all the connectors and removing the splitter made no difference. I shorted out one end of the cable and could read this on a meter at the other end. The only thing left was fault antenna cable. I replace this cable on Saturday with a different cable I have had for years in the shed and it worked. I was happy apart wasting good money on poor cable.

Sunday morning I tried to have a Skype conversation with Colin, however my mixer had developed a fault and was dead. I opened it up and it looks like the 7915 -15 volt regulator chip is dead. This will need fixing in the week.

Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST Sunday morning

Series Eight Episode Seven of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - HF in Limited Space has been released.

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is HF in Limited Space.

News stories include:-

  • RSGB Youth Committee Minutes Released

  • Radio Ham Operator over the Moon at Decoding Space Message
  • Radio Listening Declining among Young
  • The World Wide Repeater Directory Bring Integrated Routing to Radio Programming!
  • Ofcom Licence Emails
  • 2015 Young Ham of the Year Award
  • Did the Eclipse Affect Propagation?
  • Camb-Hams to Operate from Isle of Mull
  • Radio Ham Established World War 1 Listening Post
  • Irish Amateur Radio Course Guide

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from