I was an aspiring amateur radio operator in the 80s. Operating on 11meters first as a CB enthusiast and later 10meters after I had my rig modified. Later went on to 20m with an old Yaesu and 2 meters finally before getting “hammed,” in 1982. It was a hard and long life, and a difficult one being away from the static and buzz of ham radio. Now Hamsphere gives us un-moneyed enthusiasts a hobby that is as real as it can get. Enjoying it!