My thrill never left me (only been on CW a year or so) but I had been having a lean patch these last few weeks. last night after reading about the RBN I decided to see if anyone of these skimmer things could hear me, and if my poor fist was good enough to be deciphered. So I tuned to 10.130, listed for a bit, and a bit more, sent a QRL?? de 2E0OZI and then when I heard no reply sent a 3x3 call. I was mighty surprised when a DK station came straight back to me - that is I think only the second time anyone has every answered a call of mine. Hans and I had a nice qso despite me being disorganised and fluffingt things from time to time. When we finished I remembered about the RBN so I searched for my call and I was there!
A Station in Wales and one in Belgium had picked me up, and apparently I send my call at 10-12wpm. Thats fine by me.
Then I noticed this RBN thing was saying my freinds GS3PYE/P were on the air on 40 so I went to where they were and sure enough they were there, and after getting me as OGI at first I corrected it a few minutes later and had them in the log fine.
All in all a good nights CW for me.