I'm glad to have found this forum. I've been a member of other forums where there was a lot of hate and discontent....usually because of political issues. It would be great if folks could talk politics without getting personal....but that's what frequently happens. At any rate....about me: Married with one kid in college. Amateur Extra radio operator. Industrial Electrician. I was considerably more prepared back during the US/USSR cold war days than I am now....but I'm trying to take steps to get better prepared.