TX Factor TV Show Episode 2 Available

The second episode of the online TV show for amateurs, TX Factor, has been released today. You can access the show at www.txfactor.co.uk, or watch on Youtube here:

Here’s what’s covered in this episode:

Decoding satellites

The TX Factor team were at Bletchley Park with the inventor of the FUNcube Dongle, Howard Long – This is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) that’s designed to receive signals from the orbiting FUNCube satellite. The video features a pass of the FUNcube satellite and how to decode the data. The feature goes on to discuss why and how the FUNCube Dongle was created, including a short piece with retailer Martin Lynch.

More information can be found at www.funcube.org.uk

Bath Buildathon

A look at this annual event that gets people to pick up an iron and get building. The project is the RSGB Centenary Receiver kit, together with a Raspberry Pi – The construction counts towards Intermediate, and also makes for a nice PSK31 data receiver.

Nice to see Steve G0FUW talking about the event – Steve is well known for driving the UK amateur radio training activities, including the online Full licence course.

National Radio Centre

Next up, a tour of the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. If you’ve not visited the RSGB’s flagship venue, join TX Factor on a tour. Nice bit of production as the presenter calls CQ – it never goes to plan when a camera’s rolling!

You can also check out our considerably more amateur production filmed at the National Radio Centre here: Essex Ham’s NRC First Look


Rig Review

The team also takes a look at the Yaesu FT-DX1200 at Martin Lynch and Sons.


Another great show, and well worth a watch!


Visit www.txfactor.co.uk to watch the show, for the show notes, and to find out more.

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