TX Factor Video’s 1 – 5

TX Factor – the UK’s first TV show dedicated entirely to amateur radio.

Episode 1

Bob McCreadie G0FGX explores one of the most famous transmission sites in the world: The Marconi Centre, at Poldhu in Cornwall.
Nick Bennett 2E0FGQ takes a hike up a mountain in Shropshire to discover the delights of SOTA activating.
Mike Marsh G1IAR keeps his feet firmly on the ground at the Norman Lockyer Observatory Radio Group in east Devon to find out what makes a 2 metre repeater tick.

Episode 2

Mike visits the Bath Buildathon to see what’s involved in constructing a 14 MHz PSK receiver kit.
We welcome two special guests to talk about and demonstrate the FUNcube Dongle and the FUNcube Satellite.
We look at the features of Yaesu’s new FT-DX1200 transceiver.
Bob gets a guided tour of the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park.

Episode 3

Bob and Mike assist Roger G4ROJ with his amazing kite aerials. Nick visits Ben Nock G4BXD at the Military Wireless Museum in Kidderminster to experience Ben’s collection of war sets and spy sets. Mike reports from the Exeter Radio and Electronics Rally.
We review a new quad-band mobile radio from Wouxun.

Episode 4

Episode 4 is a Friedrichshafen special. Filmed on location at the annual Ham Radio convention on the shores of Lake Constance, the TX Factor Team brings the flavour and diversity of the show to those who couldn’t manage to get there this year.
Also in this episode, a chance to win a Yaesu FT-60E dual band FM transceiver in our first free-to-enter competition.

Episode 5

In this episode Bob McCreadie reports from the recent AMSAT-UK Colloquium, and finds time to test out the SuperAntenna Superstick Delux Package.
Nick Bennett travels north and discovers a rather remarkable radio club. And we reveal the winner of our first free-to-enter competition.