ISSUE No 17-08 2nd June 2017

In this Issue:

  1. Business Meeting this Saturday
  2. ICQPODCAST – WSPR and Small Portable Antennas released
  3. Faulty electrical cable recall reissued
  4. Broke & fixed
  5. Reminders



1. Business Meeting this Saturday


Saturday 3rd June at 1300 hours will be a Business Meeting.


2. ICQPODCAST – WSPR and Small Portable Antennas released


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.

We would like to thank our monthly and annual donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit –

News stories include:-

Harmonisation of CEPT Novice Licences
70 MHz in Germany
60m Allocation for Mexico
Poland to Join 60m – adds more 70 MHz space
Correction to Use Uruguay 60m Allocation
5 Year Experiment of 4m band in Kazakhstan
Geoparks Communications Weekend
WIA Trials Online Exams
UK Frequency Allocations
Proposed FM repeater K2Sat
AM Licence for Radio Caroline
Realtime Band Conditions
Foundation Course in Lowestoft

The ICQPODCAST can be downloaded from

Source:  Southgate AR News


3. Faulty electrical cable recall reissued

Potentially thousands of homes across Australia have a ticking time bomb in their electrical wiring with alleged poor quality insulation.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website re-issues it warning about TPS and Orange Round cable from Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd and supplied under ‘INFINITY’ and ‘OLSENT’ brands.

The product safety regulator issued its first recall in 2013, but four years later only 54 per cent of cables sold have been returned. The cables were supplied in New South Wales 2010-2013, the ACT 2011-2013, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia 2012-2013, and Tasmania 2013.

The ACCC reports the cable may have already started cracking, with physical contact could dislodge the insulation and lead to electric shock or possibly fires. The ACCC is urging homes are inspected only by a licensed electrician, and the cable company will pay for the inspection if the faulty Infinity cable is found.

Source:  AR Victoria News



Nothing to report.


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Dave VK2DLS … News & Publicity Officer …

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