Sunday, 24 July 2016

Week 30 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Working hard again this week and keeping the tax man happy. Radio wise this week Monday night was as good as always. Thursday Leslie G0CIB gave a talk on Fault Finding.

Wednesday, the boys and I recorded another news roundtable for episode 216 of the ICQPODCAST

Saturday I fixed a AOR-2002 and started the restoration of my Bush TR82C

Sunday Colin released the latest episode of the ICQPODCAST while I was at work.

ICQPodcast Episode 216 - DA0HQ Contest

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Chris Howard M0TCH and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is an interview with the organisers of the DA0HQ Contest site.

News stories include:-

  • Malaysian Amateur Radio Licences Changes

  • BBC Starts Roll-Out of International Radio App
  • US Ham’s Save Kids from Surrounded Campfire
  • Earthing and the Radio Amateur
  • Ofcom Proposes Ham Band for Wi-Fi
  • UK Amateurs Visit 10 Downing Street
  • AES Ham Radio Store Closing Down
  • New European Table of Frequency Allocations
  • Australian Radio Operator Fined and Off Air

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Week 29 2016

This week's bit of fun:


Hi all as another week ends, this year is racing by so fast. 

I was given a BUSH transistor radio this week. This was manufactured in 1959 and while they have used the same iconic case for many years, this is an original one.  

Work has been busy, I have just completed a run of 13 days without a break. Three of the days were also double shifts. still the tax man will be happy.