I set up my old JRC 515 twins on the computer desk last week and I've been tuning the bands looking for whatever activity I find worth listening too. The twins were in storage for a few years, and I decided I should either sell them or at least have them set up for use. Alas, I discovered the pickings on the upper ham bands and SW were rather bleak. Besides some CW practice I've listening on the higher HF bands looking for openings. Ten was dead, so I quickly did a pass over the CB band. Only activity I found were a bunch of guys discussing how to calibrate their 2.5kW Bird "sleeves." These guys were all using amps (no surprise) and Icom 73o0 transceivers. What a waste. Guess the days when they ran FT-101 rigs are long gone. LOL!