Sunday, 27 November 2016

Week 48 2016

This week's bit of fun:


The end of the year is coming and I’m still busy but having lots of fun.

Wednesday night I recorded the latest news round table for the ICQPODCAST with the guys. This one ran a bit long but hopefully it will be enjoyed.

Saturday and Sunday I have been teaching a Foundation Amatur Radio course with the guys. All four of our students passed which was good news.

Sunday Colin released the latest ICQPODCAST.

ICQPODCAST Episode 225 - What is VSWR

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, 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 - What is VSWR

News stories include:-

  • Students FM transponder Satellite Launched

  • WWII Veteran Still Taps out Morse code
  • Enrol for UK Advanced Distance Learning Course
  • Lowest Sunspot Cycle for 5 Years
  • Suggestions Requested for Technician Pool
  • New Greenlandic Beacon - OX4M
  • HF Antenna Tester

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Week 47 2016

This week's bit of fun:


A very busy week in radio, I don't know how I fit it in. On Monday I did a club talk about the ICQPODCAST for the Coulsdon Amateur Transmitting Society. Chris Howard and Martin Rothwell helped me with the presentation.

Thursday night we had a talk on Microwaves at Sutton Cheam Radio Society. Again another good talk by Chris Whitmarsh G0FDZ.

Saturday I spent at the Scout hut giving a foundation amateur radio course with the guys. This was followed up Sunday by attending the Coulsdon Amateur Transmitting Society Bazaar which is one of the best rallies in the south east.