ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast

May 13, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 266 - Good Set of Headphones

In this episode, Martin M1MRB 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 feature is - A good set of Headphones.

  • 50 MHz Allowed in Lebanon
  • Temporary German Allocation on 70MHz
  • Kettering Student's Young Achievers Award
  • Ham Radio Regulatory Changes in Eire
  • The Royal Mint Experience
  • Special RSL for Royal Wedding
  • GDPR and Amateur/Ham Radio Clubs
April 29, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 265 - Online Purchasing Killing Hamfests?

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Is the online purchasing killing Hamfests?

  • Canada Get New 100W 5MHz Allocation
  • Beijing Authorises 60m
  • 2018 State of Ham Radio Survey
  • Radio Ham Operator Achieves Contacts Across All 29 Bands
  • Sunday Times Publishes RSGB Response
  • Contest Events at Dayton Hamvention 2018
  • Kenwood Trophy Award 2018
  • First Class CW Operators Club 80th Anniversary
April 15, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 264 - Intro to Decibels

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Martin M1MRB to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is an Introduction to Decibels.

  • 30,000+ New Ham Licensees and 7,000 Amateur Radio Exam Sessions in 2017
  • Ham Radio Clubs Embrace 'Hour of Circuits' Program?
  • Negative Ham Radio Story Sunday Times
  • Problem Buying Radio Equipment from Liquidated Supplier
  • New Ham Radio Club Enforces School Values
  • World Amateur Radio Day 2018
  • First UK 136 kHz Ham radio Transatlantic Contact with USA
  • New Award for CW and Digimode on HS4
April 1, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 263 - Operating GB80GGCN

In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Leslie (G0CIB), Bill (N3JIX), Edmund (M0MNG) and Matthew (M0NJX) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Operating GB80GGCN

  • GatesAir Suspends Sale of AM Transmitters
  • China's DSLWP-A1/A2 Moon Data Transmission
  • E-licensing for Ham Radio in Indonesia
  • Young Radio Hams to Attend YOTA Event in South Africa
  • FM Switch-Off Plan Shelved
  • Young Amateurs Radio Club Launched
  • Rare U.S. Counties Activated
  • CQ-Wires
  • FT-817/81 Powerpole Adapter
March 17, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 262 - Upgrading To Your Next Radio

In this episode, Martin is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, 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 feature is - Upgrading to your next radio by Chris Howard M0TCH

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  • Nigeria Next to Get 60GHz
  • 2018 State of Ham Radio Survey
  • 2m Radio Support for Long Distance Walker
  • Irish Ham Radio Examination Report
  • Trevor Baylis, Wind-up Radio Inventor Passes
  • Reduced Power for Swedish Amateur Radio Operators
  • Radio Drone Makes KH6JF/MM Accessible Using FT8
  • Auction of Former Amateur Radio Spectrum
  • First Tunisian Individual Ham Radio Licenses Issued
  • D-STAR Repeater GB7IC Nears 2000 Registrations
March 4, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 261 - Amateur/Ham Radio Book Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Book Review 2018

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  • Ada Lace Book Features Ham Radio
  • Experimental Homebrew Equipment Does Not Require Type Approval
  • Radio Hams Assist GirlGuides to go International
  • Maplin Collapses as Rescue Talks Fail
  • Shoe Tap to Morse Code
  • New Swedish Driving Law to Effect Amateur Radio
  • Argentinian Balloon Flight Completes 2nd Round World
  • MacLoggerDX Version 6.17 Released
February 18, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 260 - Xiegu X108G Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, 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 feature is Xiegu X108G Review by Ed Durrant DD5LP.

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  • Solar Minimum Sunspot
  • ARRL Again Calls for Action on Symbol Rate Limits
  • Theft of MB7TV SSTV Repeater
  • 160m Band Wireless Power Transfer
  • Sony to Cease Shortwave Radios Production
  • Yaesu FT818
  • Kempton Rally
  • UK QSL Bureau Volunteers Wanted
  • The CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW
February 4, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 259 - RF Safety

In this episode,  Martin M1MRB is joined by, Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, and Bill Barnes N3JIX  to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is RF Safety by Bill Barnes (N3JIX).

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  • SSTV on a Baofeng?
  • New BT broadband service to transmit across VHF
  • Updates Iceland Radio Regulation
  • AO-92 Commissioned and Open for Amateur Use
  • New Zealand get 5 MHz (60m)
  • Signal From 'Dead' NASA Satellite
  • InnovAntennas Releases 4/2m Dualbander
  • 20m WSPR Balloon Travels the World
  • WIA Want Power Increase
January 21, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 258 - Getting Ready for the Six Metre Season

In this episode,  Martin M1MRB is joined by, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX  to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Getting ready for the six-metre season.

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  • Battery Powered 'Smart Bags' Raise Safety Concern
  • New Technician License Question Pool Released
  • Indonesian Pirates on 7 MHz
  • WSPR Beacon En Route to Antarctic
  • 3D Printed Radio
  • FT8 Operating Guide
  • D-Star One v1.1 Phoenix
  • AX Prefix on Australia's National Day
  • Test Equipment at SOTABEAMS
January 7, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 257 - Setting Up a Second Shack

In this episode, Martin 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 feature is Setting up a second shack.

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  • UK Ham Radio Guidance Resource
  • GEO Quarterly Magazine
  • Norway Ends National FM Broadcasting
  • Ontario Distracted Driving Temporary Exemption Extended
  • Sun Dimming as Solar Minimum Approaches
  • Australian Broadcaster 4KZ Now on Shortwave
  • First Transatlantic 472 kHz Band Contact
  • The Radio Amateur Society of Australia
  • Bath Repeaters Lose Site
  • German Class E 2.3 and 5 GHz Bands Access
January 7, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 257 - Setting Up a Second Shack

In this episode, Martin 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 feature is Setting up a second shack.

We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • UK Ham Radio Guidance Resource
  • GEO Quarterly Magazine
  • Norway Ends National FM Broadcasting
  • Ontario Distracted Driving Temporary Exemption Extended
  • Sun Dimming as Solar Minimum Approaches
  • Australian Broadcaster 4KZ Now on Shortwave
  • First Transatlantic 472 kHz Band Contact
  • The Radio Amateur Society of Australia
  • Bath Repeaters Lose Site
  • German Class E 2.3 and 5 GHz Bands Access
January 7, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 257 - Setting Up a Second Shack

In this episode, Martin 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 feature is Setting up a second shack.

We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • UK Ham Radio Guidance Resource
  • GEO Quarterly Magazine
  • Norway Ends National FM Broadcasting
  • Ontario Distracted Driving Temporary Exemption Extended
  • Sun Dimming as Solar Minimum Approaches
  • Australian Broadcaster 4KZ Now on Shortwave
  • First Transatlantic 472 kHz Band Contact
  • The Radio Amateur Society of Australia
  • Bath Repeaters Lose Site
  • German Class E 2.3 and 5 GHz Bands Access
December 24, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 256 - Your Questions Answered

In this, our end of year episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Martin M1MRB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Chris Howard M0TCH and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to answer your Amateur / Ham Radio questions.

December 24, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 256 - Your Questions Answered

In this, our end of year episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Martin M1MRB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Chris Howard M0TCH and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to answer your Amateur / Ham Radio questions.

December 10, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 255 - The Art of De-Soldering

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Martin M1MRB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is The Art of De-soldering.

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  • Hams Promote Hobby to western Virginia School
  • Distracted Driving in Canada
  • Are Millennials are Killing Ham Radio??
  • Older Callsigns Available from Ofcom
  • 10 Watt EME contact from Essex
  • Amateur Radio Operator to Change on International Space Station
  • Croatia gets 60m, expands 160m Access
  • German Klasse K Licence Postponed
November 26, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 254 - Active Receive Antennas

In this episode, Martin 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 feature is Active Receive Antennas.

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  • The ARRL International Grid Chase
  • Dutch Regulator takes Enforcement Action
  • December YOTA Event
  • First Berlin Built D-Star Satellite
  • Southwestern Division Director Censured by ARRL
  • SDR pioneer Dr. Vanu Gopal Bose SK
  • Iceland to End Amateur/Ham Radio Callsign Discrimination
  • Copper Shortage to Raise PCB Prices
November 12, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 253 - Using PSK31

In this episode, Martin is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Using PSK31.

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  • 430-440 MHz Medical Capsule Endoscopy Application
  • Canadian's Tiny LF Hop
  • VHF Manager Handbook Version 8.00
  • Sweden Releases Amateur Radio Training Guide
  • Tin whisker
  • New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Ham Radio?
  • Hams in Argentina get 5 MHz and 472 kHz bands
  • Bletchley Park 'listener' Passes
  • Free Back Issues of Ham Radio Horizons
October 28, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 252 - QRP Labs

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, 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 feature is QRP Labs.

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  • Imminent Shutdown of Repeater Group
  • BBC Operating Licence Revealed by Ofcom
  • Amateur Radio Recognized in Norwegian Resource Register
  • FM Satellite Launch in November
  • FCC Scraps Telegraph Regulations
  • RadioShack Re-Opens with Local Ham Radio Club Partner
  • Australian Amateur Radio Licences Renewal Reminder
  • RSGB Exam Syllabus Review
October 22, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 251 - G8BBC

In this special episode, Colin M6BOY, Chris M0TCH and Martin M0SGL visit Broadcasting House in London for the official launch of G8BBC.

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October 15, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 250 - Building Mobile Station (Flossie), RSGB Online Exams and Yaesu DR-2X

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Leslie (G0CIB), Edmund (M0MNG), Bill (N3JIX) and Matthew (M0NJX) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news and this episode’s feature is a triple from UK Hamfest - RSGB Online Examination, Building a Mobile Station (Flossie) and Yaesu tell us more about the DR-2X

We would like to thank Robert Mens (PD0RMX), Grant Porter (KG4SDR), Nick Major (G0HFL), two anonymous donors and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • Traditional Ham Radio No Longer So Attractive
  • RF pollution from LED bulbs in Germany
  • FCC Tells Apple Turn on iPhone's FM Radio Chip
  • School Students Ham Radio Link to Puerto Rico
  • Newburgh Teen Supports with Amateur Radio
  • Symbol Rate Restrictions - FCC Grants Temporary Waiver
October 1, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 249 - SDR Play

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 feature is SDR Play.

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  • History of UK Special Contest Call Signs
  • New Digital Voice Repeater for Southern Ireland
  • Individual Licences Legal in Tunisia
  • American Red Cross Asks ARRL’s Assistance with Puerto Rico Relief Effort
  • VERON & Regulator to Discuss RF Pollution
  • New US Personal Radio (Part 95) Rules Take Effect
  • Ham Plans Community Station
  • Falconsat-3 Available for Amateur Radio
  • Yasme Foundation Grant to ARRL Ham Aid Fund
September 17, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 248 - Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna

 

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) Edmund Spicer (M0MNG), Bill Barnes (N3JIX) and Martin Rothwell (M0SGL) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Trying 60m with SOTABeam BandHopper Antenna by Martin Butler M1MRB/W9ICQ.

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September 3, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 247 - PiStar

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 feature is PiStar

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  • ARES and ARRL Promote Ham Harvey Assistance

  • Digital Modes for Foundation Level?

  • ARRL finally realizes “status quo” isn’t going to cut it

  • ARDF Record at YOTA 2017

  • Ofcom Resolves Car Locking Issue

  • UK M6 amateur handles Emergency Call

  • Three ELaNa CubeSats Delivered to ISS

  • Galapagos Islands DXpedition

  • Estonia on 60m from September 2017

August 20, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 246 - FT8 and Essex Hams

In this episode, Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Essex Hams and FT8.

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August 13, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 245 - Youth on the Air (YOTA) 2017

In this episode extra episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ and Martin Rothwell M0SGL visit the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park to talk to the participants, organisers and volunteers at this year's event.

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