Mic Shy? Frightened of the Microphone? How to Get Over It.

Some folks find it hard to key the microphone and use their Ham Radio gear. It turns out we ALL had this. How did we get over it – and what can you do to help yourself? Callum. DX Commander.

IDEAS FOR A CHEAT SHEET

ANSWERING A CQ CALL – HE / SHE CALLS YOU OUT:

HELLO THANK YOU! THIS IS (*My CALL)
THANK YOU FOR PICKING ME OUT
YOUR SIGNAL IS X and Y
MY NAME IS _ _ _
QTH IS _ _ _
BACK TO YOU (their call) / (*MY CALL)

CALLING CQ

(You are called by W1ABC)

W1ABC – THANK YOU FOR CALLING
I WILL GIVE YOU SIGNAL REPORT NEXT TIME
MY NAME IS _ _ _
QTH _ _ _
HOW DO YOU COPY ME?
W1ABC (then My CALL)

WRAPPING UP

OK THANK YOU ALL COPIED
SOME QSB / NO QSB / SOLID / QUIET / WHAT EVER
HAVE A GREAT DAY
BYE FOR NOW
W1ABC / (My CALL)

Mike https://www.youtube.com/c/hollyend01/videos
Ian https://www.youtube.com/c/ianxfs/videos
Roly https://www.youtube.com/c/ZL1BQDRoly/videos
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