Hello, my name is Jesse. I just passed my Technician and General license tests on 3/2/19. Unfortunately, the FCC hasn't given me my callsign yet and I haven't been added to the online FCC database. Professionally, I am a FAA radar technician. So all things electronic are at least familiar to me. I haven't been exposed to HAM radio since I was a teenager though. My granddad; K0LXA, had a HF radio and I remember helping my dad and granddad install a directional antenna and rotator on grandad's house in KCMO. I downloaded Chirp on my home computer to program my BaoFang radio. I planned to watch Hoshnasi's video on YouTube to program it. I recall reading something about the F8HPs that they come from the factory with features that could get you in trouble if not turned off. I @$$ume Hoshnasi covers this in his video but I haven't watched it yet. I'm itching to get that FCC email. Long term I hope to buy a HF radio to install in my truck. I've read about the Yaesu 857D and my neighbor (who is also a HAM) talked to me about screwdriver antennas. For now I'll start small though. Any comments or help are welcome.