Greetings from western Montana.

I just earned my Tech ticket and am studying for the General.

A long...long time ago, when I was a kid, I loved using our old shortwave to listen to whatever I could find. Finding the GMT signal was even fun!

Recently bought a Chinese HT and been listening while I learn about antennas, and radio in general.
I plan to become involved in ARES; I'm interested in digital stuff but I want to be able to operate mobile and self-contained. It's obvious to me that understanding propagation better is something I need to do.
I'm going to order an SWR meter and a 'better' antenna for that HT while I decide what next transceiver to get, and mess around with antennas a bit.

I'll be looking around this site for ideas and guidance.

Thanky!

KJ7MYF Chris in Montana