Well I did it. Answered a cq. I was in my car parked in a lot with a J38 on the console.
I was copying fine till he came back with my call. I forgot to tell him my qth, forgot to say QRS...forgot to keep track of the time or freq. but I did give a rst and told my name and that it was my first time. Then I sent 73 and bailed out. Today I have been on a few times. Called cq and had a guy answer but was to far in the noise to make it all out. Thanks you guys. You know it kinda reminds me of something else. You fumble around and get it done and then think that was cool ...and if I actually knew what I was doing it would be even better.