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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Week 6 2016

This weeks bit of fun:


We are into February already, a few months more before the warm weather. I have been playing with my Baofeng UV5R radio. The programming lead and speaker mic arrived this week.

I managed to record the news round table for episode 204 of the ICQPODCAST with the Guys Wednesday night.

My main computer had the system board network adaptor fail this week. I have managed to get it up and running with an older slower card for the moment.

Sunday Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST Sunday morning.

Episode 204 - Ham Radio Author Don Keith N4KC

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Andy Mace 2E0IBF and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is an interview with Ham Radio Author Don Keith N4KC

News stories include:-

  • Congressman Calls for FCC Action
  • LIDS - The 'Less Involved Data Society'
  • Morse code: A staple in the Navy IW toolkit
  • Available UK Amateur / Ham Radio Call Signs
  • Ham Radio Foundation Course for iOS and Android
  • Australian Pico Balloon PS-58 Receives Contacts
  • Ham Radio Tower Dispute
  • SARL Leap Year Challenge

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Week 5 2016

This weeks bit of fun:


Another very busy week at work, late home every night missing two personal appointments. It don’t look much better next week. However I'm sure it will get better soon.

Saturday I managed to complete a number of jobs of my list.

Sunday Carole and I went to a birthday lunch with our granddaughter. It was great spending time with my son, wife and the grandchildren.