Yesterday, finally got my first 'proper' CW QSO. With shaking hands on the paddle I answered DR10CWO's CQ on 20m and got a response! Was I perfect? Far from it. Did I stick to my little pre prepared QSO sheet I made? Nope! Was it fun? Tons!!!! But they received what I sent, slowed down loads for me and were very patient with the newbie. Even responded to my humble email I sent explaining that I was a newbie and not a lid. Kudos to them!