I have a question about what band it would be good to start out with when trying to start out with CW and not have to spend a lot of equipment money on equipment if it makes any difference what band you choose or if not how you can avoid spending a lot of money on a transceiver. I had a 25 watt receiver transceiver and I couldn't make any contacts with a. I just want to try cwo long this time does the CW transceiver. They have those pixie transceivers but I don't know how far they would transmit. I want to be able to reach my brother about 60 miles away. I admit that I have an extra license but unfortunately I have had very bad luck getting experience and I don't know the answer to a lot of these questions I don't know how to get started. Can somebody steer me in the right direction? My brother is going to pay for the equipment but we have to save money.