Well, believe it or not, until this week I had yet to speak on the HF bands! Yes, I’m an Extra and I don’t even know the Code (though I plan to learn it in December or if not then next year!) and had not even used SSB phone, but I finally have been enjoying a few HF nets and enjoyed speaking over the HF airwaves, despite the horrible conditions and limitations of my doublet dipole (but for almost free can you complain??) I’m looking for a new antenna for Christmas … no hippopotamuses for me please.
Also DMR and D-Star are fun as always, and if you do DMR my favorite talk group is “The Parrot” who repeats whatever you say. Just for fun.