...at least, I hope so! I have wanted to be a ham operator going on close to 17 or 18 years now. The Morse Code requirement and the cost of equipment held me back, not knowing anyone who was a ham to ask questions of, as well as installation of an antenna (which I still fear, to be honest). I kept coming back to the idea in the early 2000s, but I never pulled the trigger on getting licensed because of those things. Life got in the way and I forgot about ham radio for about 10 years. Last week, for some reason it popped into my mind again and I began reading up on the hobby again. I was amazed to find that the Morse Code requirement had been gone for over 10 years (wish I would have known sooner!) and newer radios to get started are very affordable. So with those two fears gone, I decided that I wanted to rekindle my dream of getting in the hobby. Of course, the fear of installing an antenna inside my attic (HOA restricted home, and wife thinks I would break my neck if I did something stealthy) still looms, but I plan to start on a Baofeng UV-82HP after purchasing one last night during Amazon Prime Day...it was one of their lightning deals for Prime Day! Anyway, I began studying for Tech license late last week and I plan to take the exam on August 9. I believe that is nearly 4 weeks. I am using the No-Nonsense Guide and I am about a quarter of the way through it. I decided to take two practice tests tonight to break up the studying a bit. Scored in the mid-60% range both times. Here's hoping the next three weeks I can bring that up to snuff. Any tips on studying for the Tech license is appreciated. I am hoping I can report back with good news on August 8!