TX Factor

Amateur Radio Revealed

TX Factor is a series of high-definition TV shows covering all aspects of the hobby of amateur radio - a professionally produced programme, now into its fifth year.

Our programmes are sponsored by ML&S Martin Lynch & Sons -

the world's favourite ham store and

The Radio Society of Great Britain - advancing amateur radio since 1913 

Our thanks to both organisations for their support and we look forward to our ongoing association.

Episode 25

Welcome to our latest episode!

Wot! No Internet? - TX date 13th December 2019

A post election special - well, not really! Just a look at some more new and innovative AR products from this year’s Hamfest, including a potted history of the ever-popular and much revered range of transceivers and kits from Elecraft with co-founder Eric Swartz WA6HHQ.

In this modern era of digital connectivity, we take the ever-present Internet for granted; it’s always there and continues to deliver our data from A to B without issue. But what would happen if that vital link failed? We visit Southampton and Portsmouth on the UK’s south coast to see how two city councils, assisted by a group of dedicated amateurs, plan to maintain their communications infrastructure via radio links alone, should the Internet go down.

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To help generate some extra revenue to fund future production of TX Factor shows, we have made our first seven episodes available as pay-per-view shows (PPV). We’re asking our loyal viewers to pay a nominal fee to enable them to stream or download and keep the early shows which are all commercial- and sponsorship-free. We hope you’ll be able to spend half the cost of a flat white in order to watch again some of these earlier shows which still remain valuable resources in the world of amateur radio. And remember, every penny goes towards the cost of maintaining the PPV platform, and helping to fund future episodes. Thank you!

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