@foozmeat I think that's the site I was looking at for a bit, but I ended up trying a book to get some basis in things first. Only partway through it at the moment. I also got a cheapo RTL SDR to kind of "browse" before figuring out how to actually operate, but I haven't used it much since there's not a lot of traffic on the bands I can listen to around here.
@voidspiral I find the regular NETs kind of interesting to listen too. There maybe some in your area. They'll be on your local UHV/VHF repeaters. SDR is definitely the next thing I'm going to explore but I need to figure out an antenna situation for my house.
@foozmeat That's the other thing I'm not sure of, I just got the the antenna chapter, and am wondering what I can get away with.
Thanks for the advice, I'll see what I can hear.