Friday, July 11, 2008

First CW QSO in Years!

And I was pathetic!

I wobbled along at about 10 WPM, talking to AA9MU in Angola, Indiana. He was zipping along at over 20 WPM and I was lucky just to catch his name.
Well, he's gonna get a QSL card for his trouble, anyway.

This was at 7.034 mHz.

(Does anybody besides me still resent having to change from megacycles to megahertz? That happened back in the 1960s, but I am still steamed about it.)

My morse keyer was an old computer mouse made by Compaq. I thought it might be an interesting keyer for the Yaesu, but although it seemed promising at the time, it really isn't very ergonomic. I use the Yaesu keyer, so the pulse timing, at least, is consistent.

5 comments:

phlegmfatale said...

Wow, that's really cool! I love that you can hold a grudge as long as I've been alive - consistency has a certain charm.

Turk Turon said...

Oh, great! Now I feel old, too!

I'm old AND steamed!

(nudge-nudge-wink-wink)

phlegmfatale said...

And sexy. You're still sexy.

Turk Turon said...

Ah, I feel much better now, young 'un.

Thank you!

D.W. Drang said...

I am so not learning code, I don't care what Army MARS says...