To clarify the above, by "operate" they mean transmit. You can listen to anything, just leave the microphone disconnected in the box. If you are interested in getting a license to transmit on the ham bands check out this website, www.arrl.org
, and others such as www.QRZ.com
that have links to information on how to become a ham. Please understand that there are illegal operators out there, and most hams, while friendly and open to questions, are very sensitive to protecting our hobby from them.
10 meters is a ham band located between 28.0 and 29.7 MHz. Check out http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/regulations/bandplan.html
and click on "10m" to see what you can hear in various frequency subbands on your 1011c. Although 10 meters is not very active right now due to declining sunspot numbers, you can still hear some interesting things. Keep asking questions and learning and I'm sure you'll have fun with your radio. Maybe you'll get a license and join us on the air.
73 (best regards) from KT8K - Tim