I’m still slacking on getting into the amateur radio. I NEED to do this, but I am reluctant to invest I. Gear that might not be up to snuff, and lack funds to invest in quality gear.

I’ve got a16 year old boy who I’m homeschooling, I think I could easily justify studying for the test and working the radio as a science course... could call radio purchase an “educational expense”

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 Thomas Paine (from "Common Sense" 1776)