I had my first HF QSO…. after calling CQ for what seemed like days, I heard Jerome (K8LF) come up on the same freq I was calling CQ (3865 kHz) and call CQ. I answered and he came back! I quickly punched his call into ARRL to get his location – and wasn’t I surprised to find out he was only about 50 miles away in Williamsburg. 🙂
I had a nice QSO with Jerome, but also realized I really need to raise my invereted vee from 20 feet to at least 30 feet.