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HAM: First contact

So after owning my licence for I don’t know how many weeks / months I finally made my first contact. In the interest of privacy I’ve decided not to publish my call sign or any others on the blog. People always said its difficult to press the button but I didn’t feel that way it was easy to press the button but just a little awkward trying to remember all the stuff I’d learnt for my licence how to communicate and trying my best as a complete novice to follow protocol. So if you’re going to chat with other hams turn your roger noise off in the settings on your radio. One of the first things I was asked was to turn off the roger noise (which I’d been warned about but just forgot to turn it off before making contact.) The two people I initially contacted (Les and Paul) were welcoming and gave me feedback on my signal also asked what gear I was transmitting on, someone else hopped on to get a signal report. When you initially make contact make sure you have a pen and paper to hand so you can write down times, locations and call signs etc. Hopefully by the time I write part two to this blog entry ill have sorted my log book out and might even treat you to a couple of pictures of my current amateur setup. 73s. Hakology signing off. Over.