[CQ-Contest] High-speed CW

Timothy Coker n6win73 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 09:10:47 PST 2011

That's cool, a great story, commendable, and probably what details all
should remember. However, I was 11 years old and honestly don't remember
all that about when I passed the novice exam. I vaguely remember the test
session. I do remember how happy I was to be mailed my current call sign
when I passed my tech a month or so later.

Nothing taken away from the details of your memory, but I don't think
everyone has such a great memory about their hobby... some would argue it's
more important to remember their family matters or career matters...

I'm in the same boat with how much the hobby is on my mind. I am reminded
all the time by my wife to balance my interest in contesting with other
life commitments.

My point is that the guy who can't remember his year of license isn't wrong
in anyway. He just has other points of detail on his mind.

73, Tim /N6WIN.
On Nov 11, 2011 6:39 AM, "Joe" <nss at mwt.net> wrote:

> When I read comments like this it totally flabbergasts me.  When I got
> my ticket in September of 1975, it is a day I will never ever forget
> till the day I die,  (unless i get Alzheimer's or something like that)
> Is the getting your ticket that low of importance that you can not even
> remember what year?
> Not only do I remember the year, 1975,  but the month, September, and
> the Date, it was the 15th,  And a Monday.
> It was a dull gray overcast day probably in the 50's, I still remember
> opening the mailbox and finding that envelope. Opening it right then and
> there, and yelling YEAH!!!!
> Then I immediately got in my car and drove to my buddies house (we took
> our novice test the same day) And I guess illegally looked in his
> mailbox and found the same envelope.  I placed the front of it against
> the glass of his door and rang the doorbell.
> When he opened the door I will also never forget his expression when he
> saw that envelope.  There isn't a drug out there that could have made
> either of us any higher than getting those envelopes that day.
> How anyone can not remember this stuff just baffles me.
> Joe  ex WN9SBD  Now WB9SD
> On 11/10/2011 1:51 PM, Scott Monks wrote:
> > I
> > am not a new ham-licensed “around” 1986 (since I’ve long lost my original
> > license I don’t know actual year and there is no easy place to find
> actual
> > date!!).
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