Always meant to, never did. I vaguely remember that there was some kind of license fee, like $1, and I never had $1 to spare. Or maybe I was just lazy.
Same here. I thought about it but didn't really see the point. I was a member of the American SW Listeners Club, however, and I often submitted reception reports. Many of the same folks are still monitoring the SW bands over 40 years later. A few years ago I saw some reports by Stewart McKenzie who was the President of the club. He was from Huntington Beach. I won't forget those days. They were a lot of fun and I learned a lot on my own.