I everyone. I've had my license for close to thirty years and never made use of it except to legally use FRM-GMRS radios. I finally bit the bullet and stepped up with a FT-60. It has been nearly a week now. I am scratching the surface of it all with help of friends who have 50 years experience (though they live 3,000 miles away). I've programmed in the local repeaters. I programmed in a GMRS channel to use it with the other radios around, the property. I can hear one of the local repeaters Morse transmission of I assume, is its' call sign (my Morse is long forgotten) but efforts to reach anyone have failed so far. I am open to all good advice. I'll ignore the bad.