I was at my son’s (N9AVG) house today and noticed a QSL card he had on the wall from his very first CW contact. It took place EXACTLY fifteen years ago today during Field Day 2005. Jason was using a battery-powered K2 with a random wire antenna from his mother-in-laws backyard in Indiana.

Woody, WD9F was the operator on the other end. His card says he was running 2 watts from a Wilderness Radio SST40 to an attic zepp. Snagging your first CW QSO on Field Day would be special, though not completely unheard of. But a first CW contact being a two-way QRP contact on Field Day, that seems pretty memorable.

Good luck on your Field Day adventure in this very strange year!