ICQ Amateur Radio Podcast

January 6, 2019
ICQ Podcast Episode 284 - Workshop Projects

Hello fellow Amateur / Ham Radio enthusiasts - and welcome to this, the 284th episode of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast, supported by Luke Aurich (AD0KI), Bob Terry, David Reid (W6KL) along with our monthly and annual subscription donors.

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by 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 Workshop Projects.

  • Germany on 70 MHz in 2019

  • ARRL Petitions FCC to Incorporate Parity Act Provisions into its Amateur Radio Rules

  • Youngsters On The Air Bulgaria 2019 Amateur Radio

  • US Radio Amateurs Help to Make YOTA Month Happen in Ethiopia

  • G5 plus 3 Letter Amateur Radio Callsigns available

  • Swiss 90th Anniversary Special Event Callsign

  • 2019 Marks 50th Anniversary of Worked All Britain Award

  • EU Directive on Car Radios

  • $900,000 Settlement in Unauthorized Satellite Launch Case

  • G3TXQ Silent Key

December 23, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 283 - When HF is Quiet

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH , Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is When HF is Quiet.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank David Cripps (G7IDB) and Bill Seward (KG4SAQ) along with our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • National Security Risks with Amateur Radio Violations
  • The CWops Award 2019 for advancing the art of CW
  • 1940s Radio Times now online
  • WSJT-X 2.0 Full Release now Available
  • "Suspicious" Post Office Package Was Ham Radio Equipment
  • Worked All Postcodes
  • 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition Winners Announced
  • Scouts at AJ2019 Awaiting Amateur Radio Call
  • Logbook of The World Tops 1 Billion QSO Records
  • New Amateur Radio Packet Gear for International Space Station
December 9, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 282 - Android Rig Control

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 Android Control Rig.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Nicholas Wood, Neil Connor and Andrew Brook (M7ABR) along with our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • 93-year-old WWII Veteran Still Taps out Morse Code

  • 'Musical' Waves Detected in Earth's Magnetic Field

  • Austrian Ham Radio Regulatory Changes

  • Android App connects to D-STAR

  • December 2018 is YOTA Month

  • Two New Turkish Band Access for Christmas

  • Canadian National Parks on the Air Event Set to Start on 1st January 2019

  • ExseedSat Designated as VO-96

November 25, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 281 - National Radio Centre

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH , Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is National Radio Centre.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

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  • ARRL Director and Vice Director Election Results Announced
  • Green Keys Night
  • URC Calls for Basic French License
  • Australian Labor Party Commits $2 million to Resurrect ABC Shortwave Radio (if elected)
  • Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Launched
  • Santa's Radio Club Special Event - OH9S
  • Extending and Enabling New Licence Exemptions for 57-71 GHz
  • CT1BAT New Vice-President of EURAO
November 11, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 280 - Remote Control Amateur Radio Rig

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 Remote Rig Amateur Radio Control.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Nigel Wells (2W0CGM), Edward Efchak and Malcolm Heath (KI7ZSX) along with our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • Armando M0PAM Champions Local Amateur Radio Rights
  • LED Lighting Can Disrupt Radio Communications
  • Licence to Supply Radio Transmitting Equipment
  • Using Authentication in Amateur Radio
  • HMS Belfast Armistice Amateur Radio Special Event Callsign
  • Satellite Operation from RMS Queen Mary
  • ROTA Recipes On The Air
  • UKube-1 Falls Silent
October 28, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 279 - Introduction to BYLARA and Komunica Power HF-PRO-2 Portable Antenna Review

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 - Introduction to BYLARA and Komunica Power HF-PRO-2 Portable Antenna Review.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Andrew de Mora, Phil Bourke M0IMA and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • New Strategic Direction for the Emergency Services Network (ESN)
  • New UK Amateur Radio Prefixes
  • US Senator Highlights Amateur Ham Radio's Disaster Response
  • Bouvet Island DXpedition
  • FCC Proposes Revised Interference Protection for Class A AM stations
  • December is YOTA Month
  • Special Amateur Radio Callsign to Commemorate End of World War 1
  • iWSPR TX – WSPR for iOS Version 2.8 Available
October 14, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 278 - Hamfest 2018

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by 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 - Hamfest 2018

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Avi Solomon, Danny Robson (GM6CMQ), Brett Stalbaum, Gair Matthews (G1VWC) and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • The Chill of Solar Minimum
  • WW2 Allied Bombing Altered Ionosphere
  • Rare Lizard Tracked by Tiny Radio Tags
  • ARRL and FCC Discuss Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers
  • FUNcube Operations Update
  • RSGB Past President GI3KYP SK
  • EchoLink Now Connected to Irish DMR Network
September 30, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 277 - The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank David Hartley (RS314170), Philip Heckingbottom (VK6ADF) and an anonymous donation and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • EI Station Works Japan on 70cms Moonbounce for EI First
  • Moon Bounce on a Dipole
  • Ofcom Issues M5 prefix Calls Again
  • Spectrum Management and the Impact on Amateur Radio
  • FCC to Impose Two-Way VHF/UHF Radio Restrictions
  • Swedish Amateur Radio Regulation Changes
  • Russia Proposes DRM on 65.9-74.0 MHz
  • ExseedSat Ham Radio FM Transponder Satellite
September 16, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 276 - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie G0CIB, Edmund M0MNG, Matthew M0NJX and Bill N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Antenna for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation bu Ed Durrant DD5LP

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Neil Connor (M6CUE) and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • 100th Anniversary of the First Radio Contact Between Australia and United Kingdom
  • MB7PBR DAPNET POCSAG Pager Gateway Licensed
  • Teenage Amateur Radio Operator Makes Contact with Spanish Royalty
  • UK Amateur Radio Licensing History
  • Lunar Satellite Transmits Pictures to Radio Hams
  • 100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence
  • Brazilian Access to Amateur Radio Bands Increases
  • Introduction to Amateur Digital Television Booklet
September 2, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 275 - Loudspeakers for Ham Radio

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Loudspeakers for Ham Radio.

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

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

  • New ARRL Chief Executive Officer Elected by Board of Directors
  • FCC Publish New Part 95 Rules in Federal Register
  • FT8CALL - FT8 with Chat
  • Zello Network linked to the Southern Ireland Repeater Network
  • Austrians Object to Amateur Radio Being Classed as a “Toy”!
  • Young Alabama Radio Hams Earn Awards
  • National Frequency Coordinators Council Defunct
  • Needed - National Radio Centre Volunteers
  • Captain Cook Special Event
  • New Amateur Radio Regulations Proposed for Malta
August 19, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 274 - PiStar - 12 months On

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX 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 PiStar 12 month on

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Charles Riley (G4JQX) and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • FCC Action Against Illegally Marketed HT's
  • Prohibiting Illegal Use of Two Way Radios in New Zealand
  • Ofcom Release UK Amateur Ham Radio Callsign Figures
  • VOACAP Propagation Prediction Wheel Returns
  • Key Triathlon Role for Amateur Radio Operators
  • BIRDS-2 CubeSats to Deployed
  • 83% support 50 Watt Australian Foundation Power
  • Paraguay Joins 60m
August 5, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 273 - Austrian Innovation

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Austrian Innovation and US Book Review.

  • RSGB Releasing New Amateur Radio Exam Syllabus
  • Thailand 3rd Largest Ham Radio Nation
  • RSGB Retires AROS and Implements OAS
  • ARRL Board Adopts Volunteer Monitoring Program
  • DAB Radio in Norway is a Tragedy!
  • Parity Act Options Open Despite Removal from Defense
  • Authorization Act Conference Report
  • Spiders and Space Weather
  • Sample Belgian Online Ham Radio Exams
  • Online NASA Toolkit for Satellite Data
July 22, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 272 - World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB 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 World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 Review.

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  • Sibling Radio Hams Assist in Road Race
  • 96% Pass Rate in Cuban Amateur Radio Exam
  • JOTA JOTI 2018 Registration Open
  • UK SW Radio Listenership Continues Steep Decline
  • 88 MHz Trans-Atlantic Signals Heard in Ireland
  • Ham Radio Technology Used in Thailand Cave Rescue
  • Google Map API Changes Affect Amateur Radio Sites
  • Kenwood TS-890S Pricing Announced
July 8, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 271 - Network Radio

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Matthew Nassau M0NJX 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 Network Radio.

  • Building an RF Direction Finding Robot

     

  • HF Managers Handbook V9.0

  • Crickets, Frogs and Ham Radio

  • Understanding Need to Reduce Electronic Waste

  • Free UK Online Training Course

  • British Inland Waterways on the Air 2018

  • EURAO Frequency Guide

  • Upcoming World Radiosport Team Championship

June 24, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 270 - Round-up from Ham Radio 2018

In this episode, Martin M1MRB 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 covers interviews from Ham Radio 2018 with RSGB, Elecraft, BHI, SDR Play and QRP Labs.

  • Proposed $2.8 million Manufacturer Fine

  • The Great FT8 Debate

  • Could a New Entry Level Licence Boost VHF/UHF Activity?

  • Easier Access to UK 70.5 MHz Experimental Band

  • Free book SDR for Engineers

  • Radio Ham Astronaut Named as Minister for Science

  • Try Thailand's Amateur / Ham Radio Exams

  • Z6 Prefix is Illegal

June 16, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 269 - Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018

In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entrees to the hobby.

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

June 10, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 268 - 2 HF Rigs, Some SDR and WRTC

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 covers interviews from Ham Radio 2018 with Kenwood, Yaesu, ELAD and the World Radio Team Championship.

  • Brown University CubeSat Now in Space

  • Ham Kids Build - Learn Tech Skills

  • Chinese Equipment Driving Down Prices?

  • Hamvention Used AM Information Radio Station

  • Young Radio Ham Makes Own Integrated Circuits

  • FREEDV v 1.3 - 700D Mode HF Digital Voice

  • ARRL Articles Of Association and By Laws

  • FIFA Football World Cup Amateur Radio Special Event Stations

  • Bulgarian First CubeSat Deployed from ISS

May 27, 2018
ICQ Podcast Episode 267 - Dummies Guide to DMR

In this episode, Martin M1MRB 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 - Dummies Guide to DMR

  • Is the internet, Millennials or FT-8 Killing Ham Radio?
  • 2x1 Contest Amateur Radio Callsigns for Norway
  • Amateur Radio Parity Act language in NDA Act
  • 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest
  • TF1VHF 4m and 6m Beacons
  • New IRTS 8m and 5m Amateur Radio Bandplans
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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PR Mention
Bill Barnes N3JIX sponsored a Pennsylvania QSO Award in the name of ICQ Amateur/Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.nittany-arc.net/paqsosponsor.html

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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