Since I am in Phoenix and active again after 40 years off the air and have yet to meet a Phoenix-area ham.... was interested in your comment. I have been looking for local groups - might have run into the same one you did. An AZ DX group maybe 10 of us I joined for the 1st time on a zoom call. As with most groups they obviously knew each other very well and probably not used to strange names/faces/calls popping up on Zoom. After maybe 30 minutes of not being recognized, in a lull, I got brave (I am a bit of an introvert) and jumped in saying something like "just wanted to say hi as I am just back on the air...." That did meet with a few nice comments but just like I have never done the bar scene, not really interested in sports talk or been very good at just shoot the breeze small talk rag chews. I do need to practice that more! But back when I was active in the 60s/70s I was more into structured hamming, active in traffic nets, chasing counties, DX vs. social chit chat like so common it seems on 75m now, other than the nets. Someone on this thread suggested at meetings just jump in and introduce yourself. However, some of us are more on the shy/reserved type. In my young days perhaps a bit lagging in social skills until we have something in common to talk about. Back then I was very active with Minneapolis Radio Club meetings although more the quiet one. Seems they no longer exist or I would try and visit on trips back to my hometown. Once we get this virus over I look forward to local groups that meet in person, although haven't found any yet in the Phoenix area. I just got an Anytone 858 to learn more about local hams once I can figure out/find code plugs and all this DMR stuff. And the DMR reaching globally with reflectors etc is of interest - not having to rely on our dear Sun to continue to wake up slowly for HF SSB glory days I enjoyed long ago. Learning about the starting of Cycle 25 got me interested in hamming again. On Zoom it would seem to be easy to recognize a new face/name/call and invite them to introduce themselves which I would have no problem doing, rather than me trying not to feel I am barging in on a group.