I've had my Technician class license for around a month now, but I had never had any rigs or handhelds of my own to use. It wasn't until just recently that our physics teacher had given out an assignment that involved us making contacts. I don't know what it is that's preventing me from hitting the transmit button on the handheld he gave us and sending out CQs, but for some reason every time I am going to attempt to talk, I freeze. I'm just simply unable to get the...courage if you will, to get out there and talk to people. So my question to you guys is this: How did you guys manage to do it? Was it just natural to you guys, or did you practice in some way?