Well, I am still feeding the homeless population. And it really has not gotten better. I've been very despondent over this issue because I just can't figure out why we can't get a grip on this situation. Where are the social services for those who can not help themselves? Why is it that most people can not truly see this "invisible population"?
Our third license is the Extra class category. A license like this allows you to broadcast over the available service bands and facilitates the use of the radios that are available to icom earpiece radio operators. Again, this license is free to the public with minimal testing and a Morse code rate of 5 wpm.
I did icom radio my own maintenance to save money learning to overhaul the bike and eventually building my own wheels. I worked in a bike shop for a few years, where my education stopped short of frame building. I fell in with some racers, too, but learned quickly that I was a far better mechanic than I was a competitor.
Communications - You can get marine radio receivers along with wired handset mics that will help you stay safe and are convenient to use for communicating with others when needed.
If it is windy, tighten up the slack to keep the line taught before the lure splashes in. You don't want the wind blowing the line into thick Icom radios reeds or over-hanging branches.