TX Factor

Episode 26

A post-lockdown special - well, not really! Just a bumper edition of TX Factor that was planned for March 2020, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions never quite happened! We hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the summer opportunities for amateur radio despite the various restrictions upon us.

Back in February we dropped in for tea and biscuits at the new(ish) QTH of Tim Kirby GW4VXE to learn more about his passion for all things VHF / UHF. Also in February, Bob and Mike fitted a Radio Analog PTRX-7300 RF interface module into Bob’s beloved IC-7300, and, yes, can it be possibly true . . . bang up-to-date, Bob reviews one of the first Icom IC-705 SDR QRP all-mode transceivers in the country. We hope you enjoy the show!

We’re back! - TX date 11th August 2020

Detailed show notes for Episode 26 or download the show notes as a PDF

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Show Notes for Episode 26 (TXF026)

Please note that all URL links included in these notes are, to the best of our knowledge, correct and have been tested, although from time to time some may appear not to be working at the time of reading this. Sorry for the inconvenience, however, these things do happen, and a search on Google or similar should provide you with more up-to-date links. 

Tim Kirby GW4VXE
Tim Kirby is VHF/UHF Editor for Practical Wireless Magazine and author of Scanning Scene for Radio User Magazine.

Follow him on Twitter @gw4vxe

Radio Analog PTRX-7300
To see full details of this innovative device and a full installation guide go to radioanalog.com

It’s available from a number of dealers at £185.95 GBP at the time of this episode going live.

Icom IC-705
This long-awaited portable SDR from ICOM is going to be a game changer for portable operations. See the full spec at icomuk.co.uk

For a fully detailed PDF fact sheet of episode 26 (TXF026) show-information click here