My first CW contact

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by K2DN, Aug 29, 2010.

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  1. N3PDT

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    You did fine. I agree with the posters that have pointed you to FISTS and SKCC. The obriens sked page is a great place to meet ops that will be more than happy to loaf along at 5WPM if needed.

    Just do a search for "first CW contact" and you'll find all kinds of stories. Most them have some common themes that include 'forgot my name', 'forgot my call', 'my brain quit understanding code', 'I'm sure the other op thought I was stupid', and my favorite, 'someone answered my CQ and I panicked and shut off the radio'.

    Just get back on the horse. U R doing FB.
     
  2. WA4OTD

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    record the next qso with sound recorder if you have Windows or similar program. It is nice because you can repeat again and again and it has decrease speed by 100%.


    You likely had a valid QSO, but since you did not copy your half it really isn't, but that doesn't matter.
     
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