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Episode 3 (TXF003) TX date 16th May 2014

Bob and Mike assist Roger G4ROJ with his amazing kite aerials. Nick pays a visit to Ben Nock G4BXD at his Military Wireless Museum in Kidderminster and discovers Ben’s impressive collection of war sets and spy sets. Mike reports from the Exeter Radio and Electronics Rally to find out what people expect from a rally in the 21st century. They also review a new quad-band mobile radio from Wouxun.

Episode 2 (TXF002) TX date 21st March 2014

Mike visits the Bath Buildathon to see what’s involved in constructing a 14MHz PSK receiver kit. We welcome two special guests to talk about and demonstrate the FUNcube Dongle and the FUNcube Satellite. We look at the features of Yaesu’s new FT-DX1200 transceiver. Bob gets a guided tour of the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park and GB3RS complete with a SteppIR that’s tilting due to the winter storms!

Episode 1 (TXF001) TX date 21st February 2014

Bob McCreadie G0FGX explores one of the most famous transmission sites in the world: The Marconi Centre, at Poldhu in Cornwall. Nick Bennett 2E0FGQ takes a hike up a mountain in Shropshire to discover the delights of SOTA activating. Mike Marsh G1IAR keeps his feet firmly on the ground at the Norman Lockyer Observatory Radio Group in east Devon to find out what makes a 2 metre repeater tick.

GB2RS News available from the TX Factor

The guys at TX Factor have been busy. On top of their scheduled TX Factor programming, they are now providing GB2RS audio files which may be streamed or downloaded directly from their site.

TX News is available from midday each Saturday via the TX Factors iTunes audio repository here, and is available in the popular and easy to use mp3 format.

So if you missed the RSGB’s on-air GB2RS bulletin then you need not to worry as it will always be available via the link above.

TX Factor – A success in the making for Amateur Radio

For those of you who do not already know,  TX Factor is a new online video broadcast feature amateur radio enthusiasts who are exploring the many aspects of the hobby through their productions.

Bob McCreadie (G0FGX) Mike Marsh (G1IAR) and Nick Bennett (2E0FGQ) who share a diverse range of experience in radio broadcasting, television and the music industry, all of whom share a very keen interest for amateur radio and are now hard at work putting new shows together on various topics for viewers enjoyment.

While the TX Factor is still in its early days many AR enthusiasts are still quite unaware that they exist, so please spread the word and draw others attention to their activities as they get their feet off the ground.

According to TX Factor episode 3 will air on Friday 16th May 2014 at 23.01 UTC and it appears at present there will be no broadcasts during April.

Fans of show might like to bookmark the TX Factor Youtube channel as an easy way of re-viewing episodes at a later date.

The TX Factor can be visited directly here where you can find out further information about them and their activities.

Launch of online amateur radio “TV” show, the TX Factor

This may come as good news to amateurs wanting a regular online TV style amateur radio program to watch as The TX Factor launches its first video show on the 21st of February 2014.

The TX Factors presenters are Bob McCreadie G0FGX, Mike Marsh G1IAR and Nick Bennett 2E0FGQ who between them share a wide range of skills and knowldge in amateur radio as well as TV and radio broadcasting.

The next show airs on the 21st of February and an up to date schedule of shows is displayed on the TX Factor site along with notes for each show which describes the content of the program.

For more information, visit the TX Factor site to view the pilot trailer as well as an archive of their video productions on the TX Factor YouTube channel (as and when they are released!)


G3MGQ’s Month on the Air

Prepared by the clubs RSGB trainer, G3MGQ, you will find the latest DX contests including the ones to shoot for as well as ones to give a wide berth. Why not download the latest edition of Month on the Air and enjoy your DX just that little bit more.

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Vital Spark Archive

Vital Spark newsletter articles

Take a look through a large selection of articles written by club members over the years which have been published in the monthly Vital Spark newsletter .

Used Ham Radio Equipment

View HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list..

Every four weeks, HERC's Used Ham Radio Equipment for sale list is updated on the site. Bookmark the gear for sale page to re-visit easily and take advantage of the used equipment on sale through the club.

Club Photographs

HERC Image Galleries.

Here is the official HERC photograph archive which contains multiple image galleries spanning several decades since the club was formed many years ago. Enjoy the images!

Popular pages

Get your amateur radio licence - Find out more about amateur radio licence training.
Month on the Air - G3MGQ's popular monthly DX contest/expedition list.
Wilf Gaye Memorial Cup - The clubs annual operating event in the memory of Wilf Gaye M0GYE.
St. Richard's College Buildathon/STEM/ARISS - HERC attends St. Richard's Catholic College for their various events surrounding the Tim Peake ARISS contact.
G3BDQ - John Hey's Rare QSL Cards.
Sussex Electronics Radio Fair - SERF Sussex Electronics Radio Fair 2016.
Vital Spark - A selection of articles re-published from the Vital Spark.
RSGB News - Find out how to get RSGB news on your mobile or PC.
Experimenters Corner - A selection of Proteus projects by Bob Gornal (G7DME)
BBADL - Bath Based Distance Learning Course.
Conquest Hospital Radio - Presented by HERC member Antony (G4CUS).
Radio Rallies 2016 - An up to date list of radio rallies scheduled for 2016.
Club QSL Cards - A selection of QSL cards the club has received over the years.
Other Newsletters - Excellent newsletters and magazines from other clubs.
TX Factor episodes - Take a look at the TX Factors YouTube videos.
John Taplin - A bio of the late John Taplin.

Amateur Radio Resources

Other Radio Clubs & RAYNET

BSARS - Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society

RAYNET - The Hastings and Rother RAYNET Group.

HERC members sites

Sigord - Gordon Sweet
Hastings Radio Comms - Andrew Haas-Campbell
Hoofbags - Liz Costa