I have been interested in radio since I was a kid in the 60's, laying in bed at night with a transistor radio looking for the farthest away radio station I could find. I got busy raising a family and never did anything with it. I actually got my technician license in 2009 but did nothing with it as we prepared to retire. I now fulltime with my wife and have time to entertain this interest. I am at a lose on how to start. I down loaded echolink with the hope of being able to log on and listen, just to get familiar with proper procedure. But apparently I can't use echolink that way. What would you recommend for someone in my position to get his feet wet? I posted in this subforum because I full time and that has special challenges.