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Author Topic: First QSO question.  (Read 7922 times)
KD5TXX
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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2013, 04:01:28 PM »

Well I did it.  Answered a cq.  I was in my car parked in a lot with a J38 on the console. Wink

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.   Grin
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WX2S
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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2013, 05:24:02 PM »

Congratulations, Ed!

73, -WX2S
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M0LEP
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2013, 08:57:37 PM »

After that, meh.  You can send, copy, or even sleep through it.

I guess a better pair of headphones might have helped, but with the pair I've got the jet noise drowned out everything else for half an over...

...and congratulations, Ed. Hope it wasn't too nerve-wracking... Wink

73, Rick M0LEP
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K3STX
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2013, 07:23:37 AM »

Well I did it.  Answered a cq.

That is great! Congratulations. Amazing how something as "simple" as having a chat can be so nerve wracking!

Paul
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K8AXW
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2013, 06:00:02 PM »

TXX:  Well, for whatever it's worth, you didn't almost electrocute yourself as I did!  You didn't find yourself unable to send the code because your right arm was numb from the electrical jolt!

You didn't have the other guy bail on YOU because he thought he was working a drunk!  You didn't have several guys in shack laughing their asses off at your FUBAR contact!

Need I go on?

Congratulations.  It gets better.

73

Al - K8AXW
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2013, 06:05:26 PM »

. . .
What I have found is a "slow-coder, friendly" CW area right around 7050. One of those slow-coders on 7051 (probably around 8wpm) had been "ON AIR FR 59 YRS" and was wishing a "VY MERRY" something to his equally relaxed slow-coder buddy. It must have been "XMAS" but I haven't learned the letter "X" yet, got flustered, and missed the whole word ... even at 8wpm.

73 de Martin, KB1WSY


It's the FISTS calling frequency -- see    www.fists.org          .   FISTS is a nice group -- you should join.

.       Charles
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N1RND
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 05:41:08 PM »

Congratulations MAN!
The funny part is you where mobile!
I have been licensed and operating CW for 35 years and still have not done it mobile!
You are already many steps above alot of Hams.
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KD5TXX
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 08:11:44 PM »

Thanks.  I have about 15 qso's logged and 14 were from the car.  All while parked.... I am enjoying CW and haven't used a mic in a month.....
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W1JKA
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2014, 03:07:56 AM »

Whatsa mic ? Wink
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WX2S
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2014, 08:21:33 AM »

Whatsa mic ? Wink
It's one of those things that they use on 11 meters.  Grin

- WX2S
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KD5TXX
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« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 11:24:07 AM »

Whatsa mic ? Wink
It's one of those things that they use on 11 meters.  Grin

- WX2S


Come on now...at least I didn't say " I left my mic at the home 20"  Wink

Was just typing fast
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K7KBN
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 05:52:32 PM »

"When I'm heading home, my mike will already be destinated."
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Pat K7KBN
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