TX Factor Episodes

The TX Factor is fast becoming popular in the UK being run by a small group of amateur radio enthusiasts who each have a background in various types of broadcasting making them more than qualified to deliver educational and enjoyable video entertainment on the subject of amateur radio.

In this section you will find all of the TX Factors episodes produced to date and each can be viewed along with the episodes notes for easy viewing at home on your PC, laptop, tablet or mobile.

TX Factor Episode 3 (TXF003) TX date 16th May 2014

Bob and Mike assist Roger G4ROJ with his kite aerials while Nick visits Ben Nock G4BXD at his Military Wireless Museum in Kidderminster. Mike gives a presentation from the Exeter Radio and Electronics Rally and asks amateurs and visitors what they expect from a rally in the 21st century.

TX Factor Episode 2 (TXF002) TX date 21st March 2014

Mike looks at how to go about constructing a 14MHz PSK receiver kit and the group take a close look at Yaesu’s new FT-DX1200 transceiver while Bob gets shown around the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park.

TX Factor Episode 1 (TXF001) TX date 21st February 2014

Bob McCreadie G0FGX visits The Marconi Centre, at Poldhu in Cornwall. Nick Bennett 2E0FGQ explores SOTA activating and Mike Marsh G1IAR attends the Norman Lockyer Observatory Radio Group in east Devon to investigate 2m repeaters and how they work.

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.

Become a member of HERC

Join the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club.

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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