More specifically, 28.000-28.300 MHz: RTTY/Data. I've got the Element 3 test down, Aced it before. Not worried. -but no reason taking a test until they can actually file the papers with the FCC. But the rule making Tech/Tech+ one license class confuses me. It looks like to me that it would be effective immediately upon posting back in December or will it take another rule posting sometime in the next few days? I found a nice SG2020 online cheap. Tested it out in the dummy load and it performs like a champ. I've got a clipped-down lil-wil magmount and some hamsticks coming for future 20 and 40 use. The BuxComm cable seems to be working as I can see some signals on 40 and 20 (but none on 10M although I know of a few other people raring to go nearby that I bet 10 will have some locals on it when Katy Bars the Gate) The radio transmits into the dummy load when the program tells it to. I don't care about phone -big whoop. Probably will never hook the mic up to this radio. CW gives me a migrane almost as much as milk, soy and peanuts. I won't operate that even with the computer doing the decoding unless I don't have to listen to the annoying sound. Plus I bet a lot of CW ops are not going to stoop to doing a QSO with anyone doing it via a computer anyhow. Probably will put a lilt into their keying to confuse computer CW readers anyhow. But I really want to do PSK. It's all I've thought about since I realized that Packet on 2M was lame, lame, lame because it was so dead. But I've seen PSK operated by other hams on field day and it is every bit what I've been wanting to do. I just can't hardly contain myself. My keyboard fingers are twitching just writing this. WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN whine WHEN? It has been a MONTH now Any day folks! It is Jan 15. The press release was Dec 15 -None of us are getting any younger.... The FCC seems to be just another bureaucratic red-tape organization that moves with such slowness. Months go by... Why can't they just make a decision and DO it? What's with all this waiting? Do they have some sort of big party planned? Who's bringing the cake? (Please no chocolate, that gives me a migrane too) Digital, digital, digital! Let's roll.