N7WR - Then I thought about my priorities and decided spending a lot of $$$ on a station that due to location would never be the #1 scoring station in the USA simply made no sense. Someone I agree with! I'm not a rag chewer, bores me silly. There is no way for me to contest anymore as I cannot travel to the local club station, I don't drive. The club station is over two hours away by transit and a thirty minute walk. My GF has a new pacemaker and says I cannot have a station at home as it may cause problems with her pacemaker. The pacemaker company says this isn't so but she hates Ham Radio with a passion and considers any hobby that doesn't make money as a waste of time, which is all the excuse she needs. I'm 68 now and won't live to see another sunspot peak, so hanging it up is the only thing left. As I said eaelier, but spelled it wrong, Fifty one years wasted on a pipe dream.