Dear Roy G4SSH… thank you so much for bearing with me on my first CW activation. I was having so much trouble with QRM at S9+++ and it for confuddling me! I also heard G0VOF but didn’t manage to exchange reports as sigs were being obliterated my end. For the first time I have realised how much I need to upgrade the filter in the FT817ND. When using my TS480SAT at home I can listen to just one transmission and I find it far less stressful. Today while copying you, Roy, I could hear what seemed like hundreds of ops all within a fraction of a kHz.
Thanks again Roy, and thanks Mark for the spot and the effort.
Also, thanks to DL3HXX who I also managed to exchange reports with.
I was pressed for time as was supposed to have already got back home for dinner, and was feeling guilty about my detour…which didn’t really help with putting me in the right proper relaxed state of mind!
I promise to keep working at getting more proficient
For info, I was running 1W from the FT817ND into a 20m long end fed inverted V (set up from a Racal military wire antenna and a fishing pole).
Many thanks again.