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BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, June 17, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

John P
 

BITX QSO Afternoon/Evening, Sunday, June 17, 3PM & 7PM Local Time, 7277 kHz in North America, 7177 kHz elsewhere.

Join us as we make contacts with our BitX-40s or uBitXs or anything else on 7.277 MHz in 40 meters!

This is a worldwide event for BitX40 (and other QRP) stations starting at 3PM and 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

John P
 

I'm calling CQ on 7277 but have a S9 noise level here, so not sure I'll hear anything!
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John - WA2FZW

John P
 

I heard Tom (VE3THR) for a moment or two, but the noise level is AWFUL!
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John - WA2FZW

Jay - WS4JM
 

Heard Tom and another station earlier, most likely John, but couldn't get back to either, still trying!

WS4JM

Howard Fidel
 

I just heard Tom, VE3THR marine 4, he heard me but didn't copy and then disappeared. Called CQ a few times, didn't hear anyone else.

Howard - WB2VXW

On 6/17/2018 7:45 PM, WS4JM wrote:
Heard Tom and another station earlier, most likely John, but couldn't get back to either, still trying!

WS4JM


Tom VE3THR
 

Well guys...this was better tonight.  Made one contact WI1B 5x4 about 2310hrs. Only station loud enough to work. Only hearing partial calls from my /mm station. Might give a 40m hamstick a try next wknd. Just have to find the right combo on the water.  Will try to be on wed night sm time and channel. 
73 Tom VE3THR 

Daniel Conklin
 

Tom (VE3THR/Marine mobile), Nice making contact with you.  Hope to see you down the log! 73, Dan, W2DLC

Daniel Conklin
 

OK, I just had a successful QSO with Jerry, W0PWE near Des Moine, Iowa!  My first Iowa contact with the uBITX.  Dan, W2DLC

Skip Davis
 

I just heard AB0WR on trying to work a W9 call. I tried giving you a cal. But you cleared out, you were strong here in western NC.

Skip NC9O

kc1at
 

I heard a heterodyne on .277 around 8:30PM local....that was it ...did hear one station on CW calling CQ lower in the band but couldn't make out the call.

Conditions are terrible. 

don

Tim Gorman
 

Skip,

Sorry, I had been in the basement most of the evening. Didn't want
wifey to feel neglected, happy wife-happy life! So I headed upstairs
after the qso.

The band was crazy last night.

tim ab0wr

On Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:09:47 -0700
"Skip Davis via Groups.Io" <skipnc9o=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I just heard AB0WR on trying to work a W9 call. I tried giving you a
cal. But you cleared out, you were strong here in western NC.

Skip NC9O


Ken Peck <kenbpeck@...>
 

I got on late, about 7:15 Eastern.  I tuned around 7277 a bit above and below and didn't hear anyone.  I tried calling CQ BITX a few times, but heard nothing.

William Cullison
 

QRM was pretty bad here in Orlando. I never did have any replies or hear anyone. So worked on getting digital working. Did hear a WSPR above my noise level on 30 so all wasn't dead

Ken Peck <kenbpeck@...>
 

William, I'm just north of Orlando in Deland.  I agree the QRM has been awful on 40 meters of late.  I've been pretty successful with FT8 on the uBitx, but even that has been difficult over the last few days.  I'll try to be on the frequency on time this next Sunday and perhaps we can at least hear each other.
Ken