This afternoon I ventured on the air for the first time in several weeks. Indeed it is the first time I’ve felt like switching on the radio since my brain tumour removal operation. It was not entirely a good experience.
I thought I’d try digimodes since I would only need to click a few buttons to complete a QSO. But I found the whole experience a bit bewildering. I made two contacts on 20m thinking I was on 10m! And a couple of times I left the other guy waiting for me to send something.
About the only way I can describe how I felt is “out of it” – the phrase sometimes used to describe a person who is so drunk that they don’t know what they are doing. Only unfortunately in this case the demon drink was not to blame.
Somehow I think it is going to take some time for things to get back to normal.