Hi all, just two weeks ago I purchased my first radio for SWL, a Grundig 750 and instantly became hooked! So much so, that now I'm thinking about getting my technician's license for Ham Radio!! At 62 years old, I'm hoping I'm not to late LOL! I mean just looking at the radio's is confusing enough! Have absolutely no idea what half of the knobs, and buttons mean! I have always heard it's very difficult to get the license. Where does one start? What is a good beginner ham set? Was looking at the Yaesu FT-450D! My other problem would be the antenna. For my Grundig 750, I'm just using a 75 foot random wire along the top of my wooden fence, and up the trunk of a palm tree. It does very well. Living where I do our Homeowners association would not allow an actual aerial I don't think. I'll have to look into it. Are there any options to a tall antenna? Thanks.