(Formerly WN5TEK, 1976)
I was a Novice in 1976 and my first contact was a longtime ham in Florida who did not QSL any more. Was only a novice for about a month before upgrading so I did not stay on CW very much. I did make 20 wpm to get my Extra Class license and can still copy about 20 wpm. Not much of a story, but that's all there is.
Ex callsigns, WN5TEK, WB5TEK, KL7JDI, KL7P, WX4MM.