Sunday, 22 May 2016

Week 19 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Another full week of work however I did have a telephone interview on Wednesday and get a puncher repair done on the car.

Saturday, Carole and I went down to Worthing for our grandson’s Birthday Party. Elliott is so happy he is five.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Week 18 2016

This week's bit of fun:

It’s 1942 and the train was quite crowded. A U.S. Marine walked the entire length looking for a seat, but the only one left was taken by a well-dressed, middle-aged, French woman's poodle.

The war-weary Marine asked, 'Ma'am, may I have that seat?'

The French woman just sniffed and said to no one in particular. Americans are so rude. My little Fifi is using that seat!'

The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat left was under that dog.

'Please, ma'am. May I sit down? I'm very tired.'

She snorted, 'Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!'

This time the Marine didn't say a word; he just picked up the little dog, tossed it out of the train window, and sat down.

The woman shrieked, 'Someone must defend my honour! This American should be put in his place!'

An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up, 'Sir, you Americans seem to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing.

You hold the fork in the wrong hand.

You drive your cars on the wrong side of the road.

And now, sir, you seem to have thrown the wrong bitch out of the window!!'


A lot going on this week, I managed to get five days work from the agency.

Wednesday I recorded the latest Podcast news stories with the guys.

Thursday I got elected as the Chairman of Sutton and Cheam Radio Society at our AGM.

Sunday Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST

ICQ Podcast Episode 211 - Emergency Comms

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by ED Durrant DD5LP, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Chris Howard M0TCH and Martin Rothwell M0SGL to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is - Emergency Comms

News stories include:-

  • Young US Ham wins at Science and Engineering Fair

  • ARRL Committee Conducting Youth in Amateur RadioSport Survey
  • UK Advanced Radio Exam 'on demand'
  • Netherlands to Licence Low-Power AM Broadcasters
  • RSGB Examination Standards 1st Report
  • Hara Arena in Consideration for New Fairgrounds
  • UK Air Cadets 5MHz Radio Exercise
  • Online Australian Ham Licence Lookup Service
  • Robotic Lawn Mower EMC Banned in Sweden

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

I upgraded my Linux desktop and managed to break it.