I just had a look at lightfire's recent post about HAM radio. It got me thinking; how many people here on AAC have HAM radios that are able to reach other countries? If there are a few, have you tried to contact eachother? How would you go about finding someone on the HAM? I have no idea how it works.... is it directional? Would you need to know the general direction of the person you are trying to contact? or if you wanted to contact someone would you just both get on the radio at an agreed upon time, date, and channel, and start shouting eachother's handles? how much money & hassle is it to get into HAM radio? what do you need?