What a day it was! I woke up eager to check the FCC database to see if my license was listed but was disappointed to see that it was still missing. However, I randomly decided to check again at 9:30am and it was listed! KE0WKP was my callsign and I couldn’t wait to get out and transmit for the first time.
Over my lunch hour I went to my car and attempted to make my first contact. The video above documented the entire conversation. A big thank you to Brandon (KC0USM) for the contact. Needless to say, I am hooked!