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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Week 9 2015

This week's bit of fun:


Radio club Monday night with a lot happening as usual, I enjoy these sessions. Back to work Tuesday after a weeks holiday.

I designed a boiler to computer interface which I completed. It was installed this week and all worked well.

I have been playing with an Arduino which looks a very interesting device. I need to learn how to program it. The electronics so far is very simple.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Week 8 2015

This week's bit of fun:


Carole and I have been on holiday all week, it's been busy but I had fun. We had our granddaughter staying with us for a couple of days. I forgot what it's like to have a nine year old staying. We enjoyed having her.

I managed to record my parts of the ICQPODCAST and get them edited for Colin early.

Thursday night we had a talk on KW radio by Chris Ridley with some good examples on display.

Sunday Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST.

Series Eight Episode Four of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast - Q and A and Repair Tips has been released.

In this episode Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Ed Durrant DD5LP and Martin Rothwell M0SGL to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature Q and A and Repair Tips.

News stories include:-

  • Essex 2m Activity Day March 2015
  • Rotary Celebrates its 110th birthday
  • Cansat - Rocket Launched Instruments in a 330ml Can
  • New Open Source Data Mode FSQ
  • D-STAR, DMR and C4FM Repeater Maps
  • WG2XPN 70 MHz Beacon update
  • Amateur Radio Based Group Rescues Released Broadcast Frequency
  • Indoor Marijuana Growers caught due to radio interference
  • Radio Astronomy and SDR Dongles

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from