TX Factor 19: Hamfest, Icom, PW and the BBC

TX Factor LogoThe latest episode of TX Factor, the UK online TV show dedicated to ham radio, was released earlier today.

Here’s what you can expect to see in this bumper episode:

  • 1’00” – Welcome to National Hamfest 2017
  • 2’09” – An interview with Practical Wireless about the magazine’s new owners
  • 7’30” – RSGB EMC Committee update – interview with Dr John Rogers M0JAV
  • 12’30” – A look at some new kit from Icom – Bob catches up with Sam Taylor-Nobbs to look at the Icom IC-7610, IC-R6800 and IC-9700
  • 20’00” – A competition to win a VGC VR-P25 in-car linear, courtesy of Martin Lynch & Sons. Jonathan M0JSX explains how the gadget works and allows you to connect your handheld to your car.
  • 23’00” – G8BBC launch. A look at the history of the BBC’s amateur radio club. This includes the opening of the shack by BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall, and a greeting message to the HMS Belfast. Bob speaks to the DG, plus Jonathan Kempster M5AEO, station manager for G8BBC
  • 30’00” – Laurie Margolis G3UML tells TX Factor the story of how amateur radio broke the news of the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands
  • 36’30” – Pete M0PSX talks to Dave Wilson M0OBW about the RSGB’s new online exams (Don’t worry – Pete’s loss of licence was for the camera only… mostly… honest!)
  • 41’30” – National Hamfest wrap-up

A very busy show, covering a lot of different subjects.

Watch the latest show:

For more details, go to www.txfactor.co.uk

Lord Tony Hall, about to speak on G8BBC from New Broadcasting House
Lord Tony Hall, about to speak on G8BBC from New Broadcasting House
TX Factor's Pete, Nick and Bob outside New Broadcasting House. So that's all good!
TX Factor’s Pete, Nick and Bob outside New Broadcasting House. So that’s all good!

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