TX Factor

Episode 10

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.

Out of This World - TX date 26th February 2016

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Show Notes for Episode 10 (TXF010)

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Goonhilly Earth Station

We would like to thank Goonhily Earth Station for allowing us to film at their historic site on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. You can find out more about its history and the exciting plans for its future at goonhilly.org

British Amateur Television Club

The BATC was founded in 1949 to promote the hobby of Amateur Television and is the largest such specialist organisation in the world.

Noel Matthews G8GTZ who appears in this episode is the organisation’s Chairman. The club offers its members:

A colour magazine

An on line shop which helps members source components and software downloads

An on line forum through which members can seek help and exchange ideas

An annual convention

More info can be found at their website, along with details of their excellent Youtube channel and their live streams of ATV repeaters batc.org.uk

Tim Peake and King’s School, Ottery Saint Mary

Students and staff at the school are very excited about the prospect of the live link up with Tim Peake via amateur radio. TX Factor will be there to film the contact as it happens and to bring you the back ground story behind this historic event.

Full details of Tim Peake’s Principia Mission are here principia.org.uk

The Kernow Award and K RSL

For full details of how to apply for the Kernow award by working stations using the K Regional Secondary Locator visit the website of the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club gb2gm.org

Yaesu FT-991

For more information on the Yaesu FT-991  here

For a fully detailed PDF fact sheet of episode 10 (TXF010) show-information click here