First Midland Series ARDF Event of 2019

First Midland Series ARDF Event of 2019

The first of the Midland Series ARDF events take place on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at Burbage Common, between Hinckley and Earl Shilton in Leicestershire, map reference SP446953.

Anyone interested should meet at the visitor centre off the B4668, that’s the old A47, at 10am.

Suitable radio receivers will be available on loan.

There will be tuition if you would like this, and also mentors to help you get started.

The 80m band is being used and there will be five transmitters to be located.

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OPINION : Benchduino: It’s Gonna Be BIG, for Builders

OPINION : Benchduino: It’s Gonna Be BIG, for Builders

Far more than will admit, amateur electronic builders tend to have a prototype that looks more like a Rube Goldberg cartoon than something designed by Hewlett Packard (when they were building). Me, too. There’s just a lot of wires, connectors, rigged-up jigs, and so forth when you’re trying to get a circuit to work like it’s ‘sposed to. And, put a microcprocessor or small PC board into the mix, aye yai yai!

There are breadboards, even sophisticated ones, that help with this. And, there are design boards to facilitate with some PIC development as well as ones that help with Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects. That’s good. But I’ve seen nothing like a workbench platform for most all of these with hardware and software hooks to keep Rube Goldberg in Collier’s Magazine. Until now.

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ICQPodcast More Orange for Hamvention 2019

The largest ever ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast team of presenters will be attending Hamvention on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2018.

Looking splendid in our new listener sponsored polo shirts will be Martin (M1MRB), Chris (M0TCH), Ed (DD5LP), Edmund (M0MNG), Colin (M6BOY), Bill (N3JIX), Dan (KB6NU) and Frank K4FMH).

We would like to thanks the following supports of the show who kindly sponsored the polo shirt

Our orange brand makes us easily identifiable, making us accessible to listeners to meet the presenters who have produced nearly 300 shows over the last eleven years
— Colin Butler, M6BOY Founding Editor ICQPodcast
  • Bill Boyer (KF5FEI)

  • Philip Heckingbottom (VK6ADF)

  • Richard Langmead (5B4AJG)

  • Scott MacDonald (KA9P)

  • Farley Dillinger (KC8GPP)

  • Andy Cowley (2E0REE)

  • Roger Cushman (KF5MKO)

  • Keith Schlottman (KR7RK)

  • Stan Mason (K3JSM)

  • Marion Mason (W3PSY)

  • George Zafiropoulos (KJ6VU)

  • Jeremy Kolonay (KF7IJZ)

  • Matthew Bayman (M0ZKK)