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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Week 21 2015

This week's bit of fun:

Guts vs Balls?

There is a medical distinction between “Guts” and “Balls”.

We've heard colleagues referring to people with “Guts” or with “Balls”.

Do they, however, know the difference between them?

Here’s the official distinction, straight from the British Medical Journal Volume 323 page 295.

GUTS - Arriving home late, after a night out with the lads, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the “Guts” to ask:

“Are you still cleaning or are you flying somewhere?”

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the lads, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the bum and having the “Balls” to say:

'You're next Chubby.'

I trust this clears up any confusion.

Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome; both are fatal.


Week 21 almost half way through the year already, where is the time going. 

We had the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society AGM on Thursday and the old committee were re-elected for another year. We also had our construction contest which I submitted three entries. None of them won any thing however the Practice Morse Code Oscillator seemed to get a good number of members playing with it.

Sunday Carole and I went to our grandsons birthday party in Worthing. It was good to catch up with  the family.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Week 20 2015

This week's bit of fun:


Busy as normal but I did record another ICQPODCAST with the boys this week.

Saturday I went to see my friend Mark and his wife Su-Fay. I used public transport which is much faster then driving.

Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST Sunday morning

Series Eight Episode Ten of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast -Battery Technology has been released.

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP, Martin Rothwell M0SGL 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 - Battery Technology

News stories include:-

  • 70 MHz Access for German Radio Hams
  • RadCom Plus - New Amateur / Ham Radio Magazine Launched
  • Radio to Smartphone revolution
  • Reduced Bandwidth TVGB6SRF - Eastbourne Rally Special Event Station
  • New North Texas Section Manager
  • UK Amateur / Ham Radio Licence Statistics
  • Amateur Radio Resources and Downloads

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from