Yep. Check the ARRL site for testing dates and locations.
Yaesu makes a great radio. I have an FT-7800.
There are a bunch of new Hams on the Expedition Portal forum and lots of good questions being asked and answered in this sub-forum: ExPo communications forum
They have a semi-monthly IRLP net- Check it out!
I didn't know RS had a weekly net! Ill be on there for sure!
Fighting doesn't prove anything- except who's better.
'85 Toyota Rock Buggy- Marlin duals, 30 spline Longfields, Spooled & locked, 37" MT/R's, some other stuff...
'04 Tacoma Double Cab- pretty much stock