I just bought an old Realistic DX 160 Ham receiver off Ebay for 40 dollars. I also bought an antenna to put up in my attic that is supposed to be good for 10-12-15-17-20 meter bands. I figured I would start out cheap with these components so I can listen in on what is going on and decide how much I want to get into the hobby. I'm thinking I will get my tech license and eventually look at getting a good transceiver like an ICOM some day. Anyway, I'm looking forward to tuning in !