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Saturday, November 9, 2013

That wonderful first contact, when the new HB rig is still on the workbench...

In this video, YC0AFF in Indonesia seems to be having as much fun with his new BITX as I've been having with mine.  I think there is something special about those early contacts, when the newly finished (or not quite finished!) rig is still on the workbench.  Designed in India and built by radio amateurs all around the world, the BITX has become a global ham radio phenomenon, reminding us that we form an International Brotherhood of Electronic Wizards.

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  1. I like to add bicolor LEDs like he did - Green for RX / Red for TX.

    Does the presence of (what looks like) an LCD imply he's using a DDS VFO?

    VERY nice audio, in any case.

  2. I believe the callsign of this gentleman is really YC0FAA.



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