So this could be a sob story ad nauseum that has been posted here many a time before, but before I get flamed I’m looking for some advice from you guys that will know more. Since getting my advanced licence about two months ago, I’ve been working on learning cw. I’ve ground it out on Just Learn Morse Code during my lunches at work and have been a bit proud of myself in getting up to 10 wpm in that time. Sooooo long story short, I was saving sending until I had moved qth and improved my antenna set up. The big day arrived two weeks ago, plugged in my shiny new Begali I’d treated myself to for getting the M0, and have been bashing out cq’s on 20, 15, 10 and even 2 to try someone local. I’ve tried responding to some cq’s too. Unfortunately not a sausage back at all, I know I’m getting out, I’ve checked RBN and WSPR with all my antennas, pretty happily getting into Europe, and I can hear a lot of European stations, so my set up seems to be working ok. My question is, is there something I’m doing wrong? I send a cq of a decent length, have tried the qrs / fists frequencies, tried chasing a cq or three but alas to no avail. Either my fist is still a bit ropey or I need to grind out the cq’s for a few weeks until I get into the clique? I’m getting pretty bored of sending cq for an hour then just practicing my sending into my little decoder lol. On the plus side, I’m getting pretty good at cq and my call sign hi.