ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast

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.

We would like to thank Dave Bowie (ZL4DRB) and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • 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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August 6, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 244 - Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2017 Round-Up

In this episode, Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ 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 Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2017 Round-Up

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July 30, 2017
ICQ Podcast Episode 243 - Friedrichshafen Ham Radio 2017 Manufacturers

In this episode extra episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ, Chris Howard M0TCH/N4CTH and Ed Durrant DD5LP interview Yaesu, Kenwood, Flex Radio, Elecraft and ICom during the recent Ham Radio 2017 show.

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

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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.

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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

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  • 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 episodes 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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