Great day for an activation. Had trouble getting 40 to tune but after the activation I played around with the antenna and found the bushes were making the SWR higher. Moved it away from bushes and it was good on 20 and 40 but I was ready to go by that time. Thanks to the 3 CW contacts N4AWP, K9IS, WS4S. I had no idea what I was doing (not really) but two of the contacts confirmed on LOTW and N4AWP confirmed on the telephone. I think I am getting more comfortable.