ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast

July 23, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 242 - BHI Audio Box (ParaPro EQ20) & RSGB New Training Plan

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Chris Howard M0TCH/N4CTH  to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is BHI Audio Box & RSGB New Training Plan

We would like to thank Phil Stephenson, KØPWS, Rona Morrison, MM3YMU and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

July 9, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 241 - Simple Hands Free Kit for Your Mobile

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 Simple Hands-Free Kit for your Mobile.

We would like to thank Andy (ZS5CEY), an Anonymous Donor and Myles (VE7FSR) and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

June 25, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 240 - Repair and Safety

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Bill Barnes N3JX  to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Repair and Safety

We would like to thank Kevin Strishock (N3LGA) and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

June 11, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 239 - Yaesu FT-450D Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Chris Howard M0TCH 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 Yaesu FT-450D review.

We would like to thank Grant Porter, KG4SDR, John Boyer KF5FEI, Peter Caffrey, Chris Hayes 2E0XCH, Anonymous from UK and John Baggott K2BAG and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

May 28, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 238 - WSPR and Small Portable Antennas

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Martin Rothwell M0SGL 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 WSPR by Ed Durrant D5LP and Small Portable Antennas by Bill Barnes N3JIX.

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May 14, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 237 - RTTY

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 RTTY by Bill Barnes N3JIX

We would like to thank Scott McDonald (KA9P/ZF2SC) and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • Chinese Takeover Raises Fear for Police Radio Security
  • Man Fined for Writing 'I Am An Engineer'
  • Armed Forces Day Crossband Military/Amateur Radio Communications Test
  • New MF and LF US Bands Not Available Yet
  • Successful Radio Symposium Supported by Harvard Wireless Club
  • Taiwan to Drop Ham Radio Morse Code Test
  • Antenna Insulators
  • WRTC 2018 Plans Greater Youth Participation
  • Malta Arrive on 5 MHz
April 30, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 236 - Dummy Loads

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 episode’s feature is Dummy Loads

April 16, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 235 - Portable Multi-Band Dipole

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 Portable Multi-Band Dipole.

April 2, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 234 - Portable Power Distribution

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s features is Portable Power Distribution

We would like to thank William Hester N0LAJ and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

 

  • New Ham Radio Regulations in Netherlands
  • IRTS Ham Radio Publications Archive
  • 21 New US Hams
  • Pocket Prefix for Android
  • Students in Belize Introduced to Amateur Radio
  • ARRL Wants Exclusion from California Law
  • 5000 Australian Spectrum Intruders
  • Map of Italian Ham Radio Repeaters​​​​​​​
March 18, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 233 - ATU’s

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 ATU’s

 

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  • Marijuana Lamps Impact Radio
  • RadioShack Files for Chapter 11
  • EuCW QRS ACTIVITY WEEK
  • Hamvention Awards Announced
  • No Entry Level Swedish Ham Radio License
  • NVIS Research Paper
  • Motorola Sues Hytera
  • New Ham Radio Rules in Uruguay
  • 4 metres and WG2XPN
  • Hong Kong 5 MHz
March 5, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 232 - Bitx 40 Part One

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s features is Bitx 40 Part One.

We would like to thank Richard Langmead, 5B4AJG and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

 

  • Ham Radio Dummies Books for Schools and Libraries
  • Ham Radio Clubs Encouraged to Innovate
  • Cadet Radio Exercise BLUE HAM 2
  • Comments on ARRL Petition to Allocate New 5 MHz Band
  • Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging
  • Hamvention Field Trip
  • NASA Launches Two CubeSats with Transponders
  • St Patrick's Day 2017 Award
  • Radio Hams Celebrate 2MT
February 19, 2017
ICQ Podcast 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.

We would like to thank Michael Casavant, N1XRR and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

 

  • 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
February 5, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 230 - Squares, Locators and Zones

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by 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 episode’s features is Squares, Locators and Zones.

  • Ofcom Call Sign Change Policy
  • Ofcom Add Verify button
  • RF Pollution from Powerline
  • World Radio Day London 2017
  • Radiation 'Clouds' Detected at Aviation Altitudes
  • Semi-Consciously Learn Morse Code
  • Additional Satellite Entries for LoTW
  • Guantanamo Bay
January 22, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 229 - Small Computers for Ham Radio

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, 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 Small computers for Ham Radio.

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

  • End of Norwegian FM
  • RAYNET Supporting Jaywick Evacuation
  • Illegal Drone Transmitters Complaint
  • CW Saves Man with Broken Leg
  • Czech Keep 60m Band for 2017
  • Small Changes to Australian Plan
  • School Wins ARRL Grant
January 8, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 228 - TKEY-1 Mini Touch Key

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 episode’s features: TKEY-1 Mini Touch Key.

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

  • Ham Radio Club Public Interaction
  • 5 MHz for Ireland
  • New Australian 60m Band
  • Ofcom Changes Callsign Policy
  • Management Restructure at HRD
  • 10 GHz for 3 Euros
  • FCC Rejects Amplifier Waiver Request
  • Canada’s Special Sesquicentennial Prefixes
December 24, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 227 - Operating Portable in Winter

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by 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: Operating Portable in Winter.

We would like to thank Ralph Kuehn KD9HNU, Bill Seward and our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • Germany Access 60m
  • RSGB Yearbook 2017 Error
  • Pilot for Online Advanced Exams
  • HamRadioDeluxe Customer Service Failure
  • End of Norwegian FM
  • NASA X-Ray Potential Superfast Deep Space Comms
December 11, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 226 - Low Cost Chinese Stocking Fillers

In this episode, Martin Butler 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 episode’s feature by Ed Durrant DD5LP is Low-Cost Chinese Stocking Fillers.

  • Hull UK City of Culture 2017
  • UK Digital Radio Uptake
  • UK Foundation Ham Radio Training Videos
  • Youngsters on the Air 2016
  • South Carolina School Number One
  • WSPRLite First Impressions
  • SDRplay launches RSP2 SDR
  • Norfolk ARC Club of the Year 2016
  • No Rebuke for Channel 5 TV Show
November 27, 2016
ICQ Podcast 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

  • 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
November 13, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 224 - All I want for Christmas is ...

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Chris Howard M0TCH and Andy Mace M0MUX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s features is All I want for Christmas is ...

  • Vanity Call Sign Rule Changes Petition
  • Amateurs Criticize UK TV Show
  • Possible SW Radio Solution to Worldwide Web Access
  • Does Revised Driving Law Restrict Hams?
  • Apply for Youngsters On The Air UK 2017
  • White House Pushes for more Tiny Satellites
  • New version of ROS data mode
  • 2016 ITU Radio Regulations Released
October 30, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 223 - Don Field G3XTT and Dstar Connie

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 are interviews with Experienced Amateur Radio DX’er and Practical Wireless Editor Don Field G3XTT and Connie Ballantyne KB0ZSG, who runs a successful DSTAR net.

  • GeoSync Ham Radio Satellite
  • Ham Track Unauthorised Radio Comms
  • Battleship Radio Exam Location
  • Media to Give Ham Fairness?
  • Ofcom 5 GHz Consultation Responses
  • 60m for Luxembourg
October 16, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 222 - RFinder & Raynet Unification

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin Butler M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is RFinder & Raynet Unification.

  • Young UK Amateur Causing Emergency Services Havoc
  • New Ofcom website
  • Round-the-World Cyclist OZ1AA Returns
  • 42 Years in Space for AO-7
  • New Icom IC-7300 HF/50/70MHz Transceiver Firmware Update
  • NZ 77-81 GHz Radiolocation and Vehicle Radar
  • UNGO Ukrainian Amateur Radio League
October 2, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 221 - UK Hamfest 2016

In this episode, Martin Butler M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Dan Romanchik KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin Butler M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is UK Hamfest 2016

  • US Amateur Radio Update for CEPT Operation
  • Amateur Radio Parity Act passes in the US House of Representatives!
  • Alternative Amateur Radio Club
  • Overseas US Ham Radio Exams
  • Register for YOTA December 2016
  • Historic 630m QSO
  • Indian Women Hams Inspired to Learn
September 18, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 220 - Taking part in SSB Field Day

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Andy Mace M0MUX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is Taking part in SSB Field Day.

  • CEPT Novice Licence and HAREC Changes
  • UK CubeSat Forum - Lunar Opportunity
  • Companies Plead Guilty to Capacitors Price Fixing
  • FCC Proposes Substantial Fine for Unlicensed Amateur Operation / False Police Call
  • Morse code at Eurovision?
  • Australian Club's 60th Birthday
  • WIA Seek New Ham Radio Allocations
  • Aberdeen Radio Club Celebrate 70th Anniversary
September 4, 2016
ICQ Podcast Episode 219 - Trouble with Mobile Antennas

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU 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 Trouble with Mobile Antennas

  • FO-29 20th Birthday
  • NIST’s Rolling Wireless Net Helps Improve First-Responder Communications
  • 18th World ARDF Championship
  • Illegal GPS Sea Buoys on 10m
  • UK Amateur Radio Club 50 Years on the Air
  • Latvia Gains Two New Amateur Radio Bands
  • Ham Radio Around the World Balloon
August 21, 2016
ICQ Podcast 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.

  • 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?

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