First HF contact.

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by N5JEW, Jun 14, 2018.

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  1. N5JEW

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    Glad to say I passed my General class exam today. Also made my first HF contact QSO with KD9FMJ . It was a great day. KG5ZYM
    K4RKY, N1OOQ, W4WTS and 8 others like this.
  2. K5DE

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    Congrats! My first HF -- or any -- contact was with KA5DYS on May 5th, 1978, as a novice doing CW. I told him during the contact he was my first contact, I hoped for a QSL. Back then you looked up the address in the call book or sent your address over the air; can't remember which way it went. In any case, while he didn't have any pre-printed QSLs, he hand made one and sent it to me. I still have it. Didn't realize until just now the 40th anniversary of that contact was a bit over a month ago. :)
  3. W7UUU

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    Welcome to Amateur Radio - you have so much ahead of you if only you seek it all out.


  4. KI4AX

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    I remember my first contact as a Novice. It was on CW and I was so nervous my knees were knocking and I could hardly send.
    N9NY, KC4RIQ, K8PG and 1 other person like this.
  5. K9ASE

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    Watch out you'll get hooked like the rest of us.:)
    I remember my first HF contact was with a Route 66 special event station from St. Louis.
  6. N5JEW

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    Thanks all for the replies. I have, however, since posting this thread, applied for and was granted a vanity call sign. My new call sign is WA5DFW . Many thanks again for the replies. WA5DFW formerly KG5ZYM
  7. K8PG

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    You have just began your adventure.
    GL-DX- 73
  8. M0DPX

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    Congrats and welcome to the CRAZY WORLD OF HAM RADIO, from over the pond.
  9. KF5RHI

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    Congrats and welcome to the Order!
  10. KA5ROW

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    Good for you, Enjoy your new hobby. When I went from a General to Extra, I made sure every contact I made for a week was only in the Extra part of the band. Have fun.

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