It all started in a small town in 1964...... Okay, okay I will fast forward. Been enjoying "scanning" since 1988. My technical proficency has been not to exceed the plug it in, punch it in and turn it up!!! But this has all changed. I have decided to build a wicked double awsome shack. While I feel as though I have done my homework as to what best suits me and the landscape I call home I now realize that I have allot to learn. Specifically my new/used AOR 8200 MK3. FHEW!!! This thing comes with a real steep learning curve. It is not written (owners manual) in laymans terms and I hope I havent bit off more than I can chew. I know I am in good comapny because in reading similar posts from what seems to be technically able posters or better yet people a lot smarter than I are making some of the same claims...... Now and while I am not dumb I am what you could call not to bright when it comes to certain things such as electronics. Not because I cant get it but because I really havent had much exposure beyond the get it, plug it, punch it in and turn it up. ( I did that just fine with the AOR, no manual necessary!!) Thats where the fun stopped. So that said, Where can a wise fool such as meself find the book titled AOR8200 for dummies? Or is there video lessons out there for purchase to see it done and hear it done? Certainly a much easier way of learning instead of just trying to read a text manual by an author who clearly shouldnt be writing an text manual????? Oh well, I can go knee deep and do my best. But I want to have fun in use and learning. If this thing becomes real work I might have to put it up on ebay and move on to the next hobby - cat juggling!!!