Steve, are you studying? Cool. There's enough interest in a ham class and test, I need to schedule it. Won't happen before Cruise Moab and probably not before Rubithon, but maybe.
Not sure this is the best first radio (low power and cryptic even for a ham radio), but they are cheap and disposable.
'91 Pickup - Imelda / '08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'98 Rhygin Juke SS / '12 Gunnar Rockhound 29 / '16 REEB Dikyelous
"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. " --Albert Einstein