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On The Air Now: TX Factor Episode 26


Running slightly behind schedule, thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic, but now finally reaching the airwaves, it’s a Bumper Summer Edition of TX Factor! Episode 26 is packed full of pre-lockdown features.


This includes a very relaxed “tea-and-biscuits” style interview with RadioUser columnist Tim Kirby GW4VXE as he speaks of his big passion for VHF / UHF operating and shows us around his new home QTH and what surely must be a blank template for some stunning possibilities with antennas.


Bob G0FGX and Mike G1IAR take the lid off Bob’s Icom IC-7300 and fit a Radio Analog PTRX-7300 RF interface module, without blowing anything up (it’s a dream to fit and very simple!) Coupled with an inexpensive SDR receiver like the SDR Play RSP1A and your computer this board gives you a proper panadapter display so you can use your mouse to click and pounce on the signals you want to hear.


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In a TX Factor ‘breaking-news’ scoop, Bob gets his hands on one of the very first Icom IC-705 SDR QRP all-mode transceivers to arrive in the UK and gives a comprehensive review of all its’ wonderous capabilities!


TX Factor is proudly sponsored by Martin Lynch and Sons and the RSGB. Episode 26 is viewable in stunning HD on all devices from smartphones to smart TV’s and is available at where you will also find all our previous episodes. You can also search for TX Factor on YouTube.


Source: Bob McCreadie; Tel: 07368 323 662


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