Thursday, September 20, 2012

Very embarrassing

The bands were very dead for DXCC's so I turned the radio off and decided to just do some web surfing and that soon became same old same old. I then had a brain storm that it has been just way to long since I had a good old fashioned QSO. Most of my time has been hunting for counties that I need for my ARRL Jubilee award. This meant for the past few weeks and maybe a month or so I have been just working the CW key with "599 73 TU" and that's it. I turned the K3 on and it just happen to be on 14.060 and KM4CU was calling CQ. I came back to him and the QRP to QRP conversation began..........so I thought!! Tom's code was great from Florida........my code..... not so much. I was absolutely embarrassed. I kept messing up his call, I could not even get passed "nice to meet you" it was like my mind went BLANK I was not able to figure out what to say and how to translate it to code!!!  Tom was very fast to send his 73's to me (it was like I was an ugly date). Once again I just struggled with the ending and once done ( which seemed like for ever) Tom was just gone........it was like a Morse code blind date that just went south very fast.......very embarrassing!!!! Tom if you read this blog I am very sorry for the code train wreak. LESSON LEARNED

7 comments:

  1. You-know-what-happens. Don't sweat the small s***! Trust me, worse things going on. In my own family for example. 73 Dick

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  2. Good morning Dick, and very true but it just seem to get under my skin....all better now...:))

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  3. Mike - don't sweat it! We all have days like that behind the key. Many are the times where I have apologized for my "dyslexic" fingers! 73 de Larry W2LJ

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    1. Good morning Larry, it has a nice ring to it VE3WDM and dyslexic fingers.....:))) It's good to know I am not alone at times.

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  4. Hi Mike, this is NOT a problem....I also keep meesing up with callsigns or name of the corrispondent no matter which speed. It's just a moment then everything settles. BTW I am sure to understand the way you felt, I often have the "stage panic" when starting an english ragchew on CW. Keep dit ditting man ;)

    Stefano
    IZ3NVR - KD2BGM

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    1. Good morning Stefano, yes I guess I don't have it to bad after all. I just have to get the CW correct and not have to worry about a language as well.

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