Last night I made history for myself by making my very first contacts using Morse Code (CW). I have a very nice old morse key borrowed from Pat (EI2HX) which I will be using in my morse test which I am planning to do in February at the Coolmine rally.
I recorded the event for posterity on video, which you can see in the UStream player at the bottom of this blog. I had a sugar papa (Poland) station calling me but I don't think we finished the contact properly so the first official contact was SQ7MRV who, I have to say, was very patient with me. I was slow, so he slowed down to try and match me, but with QSB I found it difficult at times. However, we exchanged reports and he even got my name after a couple of attempts at sending it, so thanks for being my first CW contact!!
I also got a Stateside contact on 40m. He was K3JLM. I had three contacts into Ukraine, one into Serbia and one into Slovenia. Thanks all for working me. I hope to be more active now on CW and try to work some exotic ones!!
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