TX Factor – new online ‘TV’ amateur show

I’m always a bit apprehensive when I hear there’s going to be a new amateur radio podcast. There have been some very good ones and some very bad ones! Just because someone is a keen radio amateur, doesn’t necessarily make them a good broadcaster on the subject!

The ‘TX Factor’ (corny name, but hey…) boded well. The presenters are all professional broadcasters. Bob, G0FGX is someone that I have come across on air a couple of times recently and he’s an engaging and interesting guy with plenty of broadcast experience. Mike G1IAR and Nick 2E0FGQ both have impressive CVs. Mike looks to have a particularly interesting job, mastering recording sessions for some big names.

I had a chance to catch up with the first TX Factor show yesterday. It’s well produced, engaging and inspires you to want to have a go. I really recommend you take a look.

I love Cornwall and it was interesting to see the Poldhu segment. I was glad to see that Bob addressed the question of whether Marconi’s ‘S’ signal really did get heard in Newfoundland! The SOTA activation was very nicely demonstrated by Tom M1EYP and  it was good to see Mike G1IAR visit the Norman Lockyer Observatory in Devon. Great stuff.

Well done and I’m looking forward to seeing more shows. They must take quite a bit of production – well done to the team.

Find the TX Factor’s website here

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “TX Factor – new online ‘TV’ amateur show”

  • Mark W4MMR:

    Very nice show that was interesting and educational.

  • BX2ABT:

    This program really is a breath of fresh air. I tuned out of all the other vodcasts because of their style, (lack of) substance of commercialism. Unfortunately this vodcast also features a number of advertisements, but not too obtrusive. The content and the laid-back style of presenting more than makes up for the intrusion of the commercials. Well done and well worth watching.

  • Bob - N4XAT:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Tx Factor’s episode number one. This past summer, I had the pleasure of visiting Poldhu and the honor of being invited to operate from there during a club meeting. To say the least, it was a thrill. I wish that I would have had more time to visit both the station and the beautiful surrounding area. Initially, I departed Plymouth via train and then took two bus rides to get to the site. I spent most of the day sightseeing and exploring close to the site. Thank goodness that we now have digital cameras at our disposal. I can’t tell you just how many photos I took that day. I also was able to walk into the village of Mullion where I enjoyed a dinner of fish and chips. Thanks again for a very enjoyable episode number one and bringing back fond memories.

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