Not so good on first try.

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Not so good on first try.

Postby kk4qyn » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:51 pm

I sent out a CQ and to my surprise, I got a reply (my first). They sent a fairly slow speed for me but I had trouble copying it. I guess my receive speed is slower that I thought. 73 Bob KK4QYN
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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby KA7CTT » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:59 pm

Welcome to CW, Bob.
We all started out slow, so don't worry about that. Practice-Practice-Practice.
Get on the air as often as you can and you'll be suprised how your receiving will increase.
Above all---Have Fun.
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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby W5ALT » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:23 pm

Ha! Welcome to the crowd!

My first CQ was answered and I totally froze, sweating and forgot Morse code once I recognized my call. After my heart slowed down and I wiped the sweat off my forehead, I tried again and actually copied someone. That was in 1972 and the fun has never stopped since, but I distinctly remember the feeling of utter panic the first time someone called me.
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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby on4cgw » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:20 am

Hi,

Same here, after 10 years inactivity I started again with CW.
yesterday my first QSO on 11 WPM, but was difficult , I need to write every letter down.

I know its slow but its a start :)

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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby Ki4ezl » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:37 am

I know that this is an old thread, but it still has merrit.

Today, I made my FIRST SKCC CW contact. I was not too good. Mixed up my 'Q' and 'L', lost a dit in my '4' at one time. Mark, the person who was sending back to me was very patient and sent the code slow so that I could copy it. I was so tickled for the contact.

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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby KA7CTT » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:24 am

Congratulations Steve!! That's great!!
99.9 percent of the CW ops will take the time for a new CW op.
I still remember my 1st CW contact as a Novice--1977-- What a thrill that was.
Hope to be able to work you some time soon.
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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby ki5ms » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:02 pm

I have had to be off the air a few times in the last several years due to health troubles.
Each time I come back I am a nervous wreck, even though I have been doing CW since 1981.
After a few contacts I finally settle down.

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Re: Not so good on first try.

Postby KC6CNN » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:15 am

Hello Bob
Just hang in there and continue to keep trying.
Heck I am still learning too. I can send like a mad man, but have much more problems decoding it.
I actually like sending code slower, it allows me to relax and use my straight key and take my time and send.
I know that I always find people sending slow on 7.055 and on 7.114.
I hope my advice is good as I am still learning too. But some people can send at mega fast speeds and watch tv too.
I can only hope one day to do that. hihi
GL and hpe cu on bands.
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