I have only been a ham for a little over 3 weeks. I have made a few contacts on 2m FM simplex which I really enjoy. I tried the local repeaters and they really are not for me.
Yesterday my HF rig came in (ft-450d) and today was my first time keying up on HF. I made my first contact at 7:00pm EST on 10m (28.405) with a Dominican Republic station HI8JQE. He was calling CQ and the pileup came. I threw my call out a bunch of times in between and finally heard KD2 standby. I freaked out. Then he called KD2 station. I replied with his call them mine and he confirmed. I could not believe it. My first station worked was DX. I'm hooked now.
2m FM Simplex
First confirmed HF Contact
This is HI8JQE my first confirmed HF contact on 10m