Sunday, 21 August 2016

Week 34 2016

This week's bit of fun:


I must admit I have been playing too much this week. A late Birthday present arrived which Carole ordered online. This was a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit including a Raspberry Pi, case, Power supply and pre-loaded SD card with the operating system. All in all a good bit of kit. I now have Ubuntu with the Mate desktop running on my Pi 3.

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

Thursday we had a good talk on kite antennas at the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society main meeting.

Saturday three of my students took and passed their Intermediate Amateur Exam.

Sunday Colin released the latest ICQPODCAST.

ICQPODCAST Episode 218 - Having Fun with Morse Code

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is Having Fun with Morse Code.

News stories include:-

  • Radio Amateurs Facing Unnecessary Restrictions
  • Wireless World Magazine Archive
  • Switched-Mode PSU Jams Communications
  • US Air Force to Improve HF Communications
  • Symbol Rate Discussion Open Until October
  • IRTS Free New Member Offer
  • 4m Ham Radio Band for Australia?

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Week 33 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Another busy week, I have had an Awia music centre in for repair which I will start work shortly. I was also given a Yaesu FT-102 in great condition. I’m going to check it out before using this radio to prolong it’s life.

Yaesu FT-102

Saturday I collected my IWM pass for HMS Belfast. Sunday afternoon we had a trip down to Worthing.