I got my novice license in 1991 and played with my radio off and on for the
next 3 or 4 years. Then my radio broke. It was a cool Drake(not sure which
model) that my dad's friend had given to him. I have had no luck fixing it
since my expertise is in web application programming, not electronics.
Anyway, I've had this neverending itch to get back into the ham radio stuff
again, but I think I am gonna need a new tranceiver.
Here is the situation. I live in a suburban-ish area in an apartment
complex. That's gonna limit what I can do with my antenna. So I am looking
for some advice from you experts on what is a good low-cost
most-bang-for-the-buck tranceiver? What other equipment would I need, etc. I
don't know if it's realistic or not, but I am hoping for something that
would at least allow me to hear outside the US on good days. I clearly
remember straining to hear distant hams overseas and desparately trying to
CQ them. :) So that's kind of what I was hoping to get.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!