I got into ham radio this year. I got my technicians license in 2006 and didn’t do much with it. Then I got my general license this year and that opens up lots of interesting bandwidth.
I got a KX3 and I’ve got a G5RV antenna in an inverted V format held up by a spider beam strapped to the chimney on e roof.
I like to connect to folks using psk31 which is a data over the radio format that turns radio waves into public chat rooms.
Mostly, we just chat about radios and antennas. It’s very relaxing because when I am ham radioing, I can’t think about much else.