This episode features the best from the UK’s biggest rally, National Hamfest 2014. We meet the exhibitors and visitors and bring a flavour of this amazing annual ham event to those who couldn’t make it. There’s also a chance to win the compact, yet function-packed dual band VX-3 transceiver in our next free-to-enter competition.
The show investigates the issues of recruiting young people to the hobby and visits a veteran amateur who’s an inspiration to us all! We discover what the IOTA programme has to celebrate and test an innovative 2 metre antenna which can be won in our next draw.
In this extended episode we meet the man at the helm of PW Magazine, the family guys who run Icom UK and two amateurs who help to keep BBC radio on the air. There’s also a chance to enter a free draw to win a FUNcube Dongle Pro.
Since the launch of this show, we have heard the sad news of the passing of Clive Ward G1EUC. Clive is a major contributor in this episode, and all who watch the programme cannot fail to be impressed by his passion and dedication to the hobby of amateur radio over many years.
We at TX Factor send our condolences to Clive’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.
Featuring ham radio Essex-style! We visit the south east to report on the work of Chelmsford ARS, Essex Repeater Group and Essex Ham.
And we’re giving away a CG-PK4 Pocket Memory Keyer in our free-to-enter draw.
It’s out of this world – well, almost!
Mike Marsh returns to his old school in Ottery Saint Mary, Devon to learn how science lessons have changed since he was a lad.
Bob keeps his feet firmly on the ground at his native Cornwall to see why the letter ‘K’ has been making its presence felt. While he’s there, he visits Goonhilly Earth Station to meet Arthur, the satellite dish that made history in the early 1960s and its modern-day equivalent.
Steve Venner G0TAN shows us the ins and outs of the Yeasu FT-991 all-band transceiver.
And the folks at TX Factor make a plea for help.