Well after 10 years I figured it was time to finally get my Ham hobby going. For the antenna I purchased a J-Pole from KB9VBR (JPole-Antenna.com). For a radio I have an old Yaesu FT-50R dual bander and a cheap Baofeng UV-5R. For my antenna feed I purchased 30 feet of MilSpec RG-213, which seems to be working great. Right now I am spending time on a local 2m repeater ran by N6ICM and researching packet radio. I still have not decided if my next purchase will be a radio with a built in TNC or a radio and an external TNC (modem). But I definitely see data in my future!