Re: 40m Net
I actually pride myself in how slow my mind works sometimes - so no problem there.
If I hear you call at 3 wpm I will respond at 3 wpm. (give me a few seconds to plug in my straight key).
It really helps if you are on frequency. There are ways to adjust Rockmite and Pixie type circuits to easily accomplish that.
All of us - even the highest speed whiz bang operators - started at zero wpm.
The only way to do it is to just do it.
Don't worry about mistakes. I can guarantee that I make more mistakes during a net than all the other operators combined.
Practice on sending your call, name, state, and RST. That will be enough for a Net check-in. If you make a mistake in sending your name, for example, just send a bunch of dits and try again. Repeat this as necessary. I'm not in a hurry.
Give it a try next week.