If you dumped all that other stuff you'd have more room for scotch. Of course I came up with this post while sipping nc white likker. I may have invalidated my own point. Either way I'm smiling. So carrying on with the theme of this thread: how's about the 70 on 70 hilltoper challenge? Build a hiking rig for 70cm for under $70 and log a few contacts. The whole kit has to be under $70. Carrying bag/backpack push-up pole radio antenna coax mic etc etc. If you already own some useful bit of gear that you bought new: find its retail price and deduct 20%. If you already own some useful but of gear that you bought used deduct 10%. I have a bag that I bought years ago for motorcycling. It cost me $25 on ebay. I'll find the current price and deduct 20% and that's how much cost for this endeavor. Mooching freebies (not loaners but gift) from other hams doesn't come out of your budget. Homebuilt stuff is 75% off. If it costs you $20 to build and antenna, it's $5 of your budget. You still have $65 to spend. You gotta pack this stuff up a remote hill and make contacts. Go bonkers.