The Clark County Amateur Radio club that is that link I sent you. Go to the home page: http://www.w7aia.org/ They are in Vancouver, WA. It sounded like you wanted help having contacts, a club is a good option for that help. I don't live close by, but I can afford to pay your dues for one year in the club if that is the only obstacle. If I lived close by, I would come over and help you get that 10 m antenna working, because that is what hams do for each other. But its a long drive for me Welcome to the ham community. As for WZ7U's comment above, I think he means he and I could try getting on that repeater to talk to you sometime. He lives south of you, I live north close to the Canadian border. And you are in the middle. I think the only time I could possibly reach you is when I drive down to Seattle. Edit: Sorry you were referring to someone else's comments. I'm tired and probably should get off qrz for now. I'll check back in tomorrow.