thanks Alaska I sure hope they help you.
I had as tough a time as any when I started out. I had no instruction and did not know where to get any. no one I knew blew a call at all, in fact in my family we were taught duck calls scare ducks and nothing else. I must have spent $200 on cheap calls that did not work. Then it came to me
I don't know what I am doing here. Maybe it isn't the calls. hmmm I wonder if I could get some help somewhere?? Of course the internet was not around then, but I found a call that came with a tape. The Lohman Bill Harper pro model 400. I stuck with that call and practiced every day for a period of two or three years. I struggled, but in the end figured a few things out. When I decided to advance to competiution it started all over again. My point is keep at it, get help, and just work hard the calls you have are fine just practice practice practice. There are some great cds to work from now days. The refuge mans comes to mind as well as the RNT and the Carlsons system of call operation have all been helpful to me.
Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress.