I've thought about it but my main idea is staying local, and not so much just finding people to talk to. I may do some experimentation in the future because I think I may have some advantages when it comes to HF. I've tried HF and it never appealed to me at all. That and the fact that I like staying local when talking is why I never bothered. I think that the place that I live in now has got to be the worst place I have ever lived when it comes to radio. I always joke that I live in an RF toilet bowl. A ham buddy of mine tells me, "No, get it right, you live in a porcelain parabolic dish". lol My wife and I are planning on doing full time RV'ing up here and when that happens, that will allow me a lot more range but for now, one thing at a time.