I've recently bought a Yaesu FT450D HF radio recently. I only have my Technician ticket at the moment. A few people have commented that maybe I bought something I wasn't ready for (I should of maybe waited to get it after the General class). My reasoning was to be able to transmit CW on the HF bands I have privlages on, and to have something already in place to grow into.... Not to mention just buy the stuff now when I have not many responsibility. I've already had a Kenwood 2 meter radio set up in place, so that is something I had access to anyways. Any thoughts on this? I think I made a good choice. Also, anyone have any "interesting" or "cool" things they've done with what privlages they've had on their Technician class ticket?