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BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, May 20, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

John P
 

BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, May 20, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Join us as we make contacts from BITX40 to BITX40 on 7.277 MHz in 40 meters!

This is a worldwide event for BITX40 stations starting at 7pm in each time zone. To participate, call CQ BITX on Sunday, starting at 3PM and/or 7PM your local time. The BITX QSO Night continues through the evening and conditions usually improve after sunset, so it is worthwhile to participate later in the evening.

Suggested Best Operating Practices:

Work at QRP power levels unless conditions require more power.
Call and listen for CQ BITX on the hour and every quarter hour.
It is helpful if you call CQ BITX with your callsign, name and location. 
Repeat your callsign a number of times during your CQ BITX and during QSO's.
Start a QSO by confirming the callsign, location, name and signal report of the other operator.
Say the callsign, name and location of the other operator so others can hear.
If the frequency is busy, avoid long conversations.
After your initial QSO is complete, ask if there are any other stations who would like to contact.

Report your QSO's, discuss propagation, noise, signal reports, audio reports, antenna type, etc. in this thread.

This is an undirected, scheduled event.  The BITX QSO Night relies on you to call CQ BITX to initiate contacts with other stations, so warm up that final and transmit a few calls on Sunday evening.  Talk to you then!
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John - WA2FZW

docame12@...
 

Just to clarify: is this ONLY for BITX40? If I have the uBITX, how would you know?  :)

John P
 

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 07:57 am, <docame12@...> wrote:
is this ONLY for BITX40?
BitX40, uBitX, whatever! Actually I've been using my Yaesu FT-891 for the past few weeks while re-wiring the station.
 
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John - WA2FZW

John P
 

I hear Tom talking to someone. Tom is 57 but can barely hear the other station.
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John - WA2FZW

Jay - WS4JM
 

I had a nice QSO with Keith, N6ORS in Wisconsin, I could Barely hear Tom VE3THR in Ontario, there are a couple other weak stations that I can't copy. There is a lot of QSB so be patient, the band will pick up (I hope). I'll be here for a while

WS4JM

Daniel Conklin
 

Had a complete exchange With Jake, KE0GYC despite the static crashes.  It's definitely a very noisy night.
Dan, W2DLC

KE0GYC
 

W2DLC was my first QSO with the uBITX - Finally got the drive issues sorted out and got everything boxed up!  Glad I had a good maiden voyage!

Jay - WS4JM
 

Calling CQ bitx on 7.277, Heard VE3THR earlier. I will be here trying for a while.