Anybody out there? I was looking through the archives and found some very old threads on radios and emergency preparedness, but doesn't seem like a lot of activity around here for the subject. I am growing more interested by the day. Thinking about taking my tech test at the Green Country Hamfest this year. I have a bunch of questions about operations, ranges, and more. I ended up with an Amazon gift card and picked up a radio, now my mind is swarming with the "I wonder if I can...." thoughts.