Encouraging newcomers is an essential part of this hobby. Yesterday I had the enormous pleasure in having a CW contact with Helen M0YHB for the 1st time. Helen had called me once before but we were unable to complete that QSO. With conditions not being brilliant, the chasing pack was quite subdued and Helen called me before things really got going. I haven’t checked the database but I’m hoping I can claima that I am Helen’s first SOTA CW contact. I’ll be gutted if I’m not.
Keep up the practice Helen. I inserted some gaps between the chars but don’t be afraid to send “PSE QRS” or ask for repeats. Above all, don’t worry what anyone else thinks about your sending or copying during your first attempts on air. I don’t care and you should hear the junk I send. Hopefully, you’ll become a regular chaser in my CW log, both from your QTH and S2S.