"There is something magic about bouncing a signal off of the ionosphere and having someone on the other side of the world respond, Radio is a Science, a Mystery, and a Wonderment". Radio Amateur Service (or what ever you call it) is a great activity, which after all these years is still fascinating to me. The Spirit of Assistance by Hams is great also, so "BE PATIENT AND RESPECT YOUR FELLOW OPERATORS AND CONDUCT YOURSELF TO EARN THEIR RESPECT." I'm an antenna/RF Experimenter, Ragchewer 1st and DXer for fun"! 73 from, The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire in the Air & On the AIR.