Sunday, 19 February 2017

Week 8 2017

This week’s bit of fun:


Another week of decorating and podcast recording. It’s always great fun recording the news round table with the guys. I did play a little radio Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday I recorded the ICQPODCAST news round table for episode 231 with the guys.

Sunday, Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST.

ICQPODCAST Episode 231- Ed’s 2017 Predictions

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s features is Ed Durrant DD5LP predictions for 2017.

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News stories include:-

  • Amateur / Ham Radio Licence Status
  • VHF/UHF DX Book Replica Edition
  • NOSintro Book
  • ACMA Reverses CB Decision
  • Online UK Advanced Exam
  • ARES Volunteers Support Oroville Dam Evacuation
  • Making VHF/UHF Contests Better
  • Ivory Coast DXpedition
  • SOTA Summit to Summit VK-EU Event

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Week 7 2017

This week’s bit of fun:


Not much to report this week apart from more decorating. I did look at my Icom ID-880 Dstar radio to see if I can repair it. It is very sick and I think it has more than one fault.