I was hooked on radio and DX back in the 70's. Spent all my hobby money at Radio Shack. I was away from the radio for many years, spending my time playing with computers. About 2009 I was cleaning out a closet and came across my forgotten radio equipment. I decided to search the internet to see if the vintage CBs had any value. I was surprised at all the hobby material that was online. I hooked up a CB, threw a wire over the tree in the backyard. I made contact with WR2811 that afternoon. Later that same day searching the internet I came across a chat room where Eli and I recognized we had made radio contact earlier in the day. I joined the club and have had a blast. I feel privileged to be part of something special.