After being out of ham radio for ten years or more, mostly because I was on the air all day long at work for thirty plus years directing air traffic and didn't want to see a radio when I got home, I decided to check it out again since I've been retired for a few months. I bought an ICOM R75 receiver, which I might say
is the best receiver of any transceiver or receiver I've ever had. I listened around for about a month
and it quickly became evident, that this was a hobby , I no longer wanted to be associated with. From
the first sight of a brand new Collins S-line ( Smell of new paint burning in ) aboard my father's ship in the
late 50's operated by the radio operator, I was hooked. Now amateur radio is nothing more than a free for all with very little courtesy if any, arguements etc and many creeping off to the elite modes to avoid the mess. I am finding much more interesting listening on HF than amateur radio. Think I'll go back to the very point I started, as an SWL and be more content than to try to contend such foolishness.