OK so you went shopping and now have a nice new transceiver ... what's the first thing you typically do when you get home? Fire it up and grab the mic? Listen for a few hours and play with all the filters etc to understand things a bit? Study the operating manual cover to cover for every little detail? Set up your computer control to handle things there? Test it for power output? Since I will be bringing home a new one this week, and it is maybe my tenth in forty years, it got me to thinking what it is maybe I do first every time. They say we all insert the same side leg first into our pants every day, just how humans work, and I got to wondering if I have a pattern. If I do I'd say I'm the type that reads the manual in front of the rig and operates every control as I come to it in the book, trying to memorize what the heck this thing does. I don't get it permanently placed initially but rather have cables everywhere for a week while I figure out what to do, then I make it a nice neat home in the shack. Fun stuff!