I jumped onto to 80M CW around 10pm eastern and received a reply to my CQ from Shawn, KB1CKT up in Sutton, NH. His initial reply to me was very strong, but on the second go around, his signal dropped down quite a bit. He said the same of my signal. So it ended up being a short QSO. I still was noticing that 80M had less noise than before. I’m also getting better at getting the callsigns on the first go around. I used to have to ask for a QRZ but am lately getting the callsigns right away. I still have a lot of work to do, but it is encouraging to know I am slowly improving my CW skills.