icqpodcast's Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast

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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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E225_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E224_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E223_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E222_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E221_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E220_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56am UTC

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
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E219_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24am UTC

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?
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E218_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14am UTC

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Caryn-Eve Murray KD2GUT, Ed Durrant DD5LP , Dan Romanchik KB6NU, 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 episodes feature is Solar Powered Shacks by Robert EI2HNB.

  • National Parks on the Air 2017 Update

  • New Digital Voice Ham Radio Smartphone

  • 5 MHz for Belarusian Radio Hams

  • Hamvention Relocated

  • FCC Considering Amateur Services Changes

  • RSGB Lead Negative Response to 5GHz Changes

  • Pokémon GO is RadioSport?

  • 2016 Perseid Meteor Peak Shower

  • Irish Repeater Group Improved Network

Direct download: ICQPodcast_E217_Final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:15am UTC

In this episode, Martin M1MRB / W9ICQ is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Chris Howard M0TCH and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episodes feature is an interview with the organisers of the DA0HQ Contest site.

  • Malaysian Amateur Radio Licences Changes
  • BBC Starts Roll-Out of International Radio App
  • US Ham’s Save Kids from Surrounded Campfire
  • Earthing and the Radio Amateur
  • Ofcom Proposes Ham Band for Wi-Fi
  • UK Amateurs Visit 10 Downing Street
  • AES Ham Radio Store Closing Down
  • New European Table of Frequency Allocations
  • Australian Radio Operator Fined and Off Air
Direct download: ICQPodcast_E216_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am UTC