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PostSubject: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:02 pm

Hi all, after the problems i had with my antenna & changing it to the Gainmaster, started getting to hear contacts. Listened to UK to get the feel of things but all i could hear was foul language, not sure i want to get involved in that so started to monitor Europe & could hear Spain, France, Portugal & what sounded like America but too faint to be sure.
Listened to a strong French signal, waited for a break in the transmission & took the plunge. Gave my CT call sign & bu**er me i got a reply!! Started talking to a French guy called Michael & told him he was my first contact & he reported back that my signal was very strong & he was very pleased to talk to me. After exchanging locations we both signed off.
Can't tell you how chuffed i am to actually be able to send & receive, i know it sounds daft but i'm over the moon.
Just couldn't wait to tell someone. Cheers guys, Bob. cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:06 pm

Not daft at all, I think many of us know exactly how you feel. Well done, hope you have many more great contacts!

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:08 pm

Congratulations. I felt the same last year when suddenly I was talking to someone in UK over 800km away. It blew me away to think that was happening over just a CB radio!

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Well done, Bob. 👍👍👍 It is a great feeling and I am sure it will be the first of many for you.

73s John.

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:44 pm

Wahay! Well done Bob! 

Thrilled to bits for you mate! Smile


Well, wasn't that feeling alone worth all the hoo-hah getting set up with your antenna and everything. Wink

First of many I hope, the propagation has been coming in nicely.


All the best,
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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 3:46 pm

Well done Bob 

Am sure first of many 


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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeFri May 14, 2021 11:39 pm

Well done Bob, an excellent contact!!

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeSat May 15, 2021 7:23 am

As said not daft at all.
I was on radio way back in the 70's then had a 26 year break from it.
When i came back to radio again not that long ago and talked for the first time i felt the same like my first ever contact.
Strangely enough when i passed my ham licence and made my first contact i got the same buzz.
Hope conditions are good again today for you keep it up.

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeSat May 15, 2021 11:19 am

As i've said before, many thanks to you all for the support & guidance since i started on this venture, it's been invaluable.
Cheers guys, Bob. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeSat May 15, 2021 12:34 pm

hi bob, its a great feeling and I am sure you will have many more.
regards
mark

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeSat May 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Very Happy well done Bob, wait until the the likes of Thailand and USA start coming in that will 
get you buzzing i see you are close to the Coast you can work outside the EU very easily when conditions allow just get your antenna close to saltwater if you can. Anyway Enjoy the radio and keep away from the muppet channel and you will be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Hurrah first contact!!   Hurrah first contact!! Icon_minitimeSun May 16, 2021 11:39 am

Thanks Kilomike, sounds good to me! As to getting close to saltwater, can't get much closer, North Sea's about 200 yards away & thankfully behind some massive sea defences. Even so, it still manages to creep over at times!
Take it easy all. Bob Very Happy

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Very Happy wow sounds like your in a perfect spot. If i was you, i would study for my foundation license and get on the HF bands.

There is a Chap on youtube who lives by the coast and he gets into oz with 10watts 0n 20m, now that would really give you a good feeling.
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