here is a Challenge: get into HF digital modes
SSTV, Packet, PSK31, RTTY, JT65, JF65, and many more (these are the more popular ones.
here is a link from the arrl for digital modes>>www.arrl.org/get-on-the-air-with-hf-digital
and a link for the "digital modes club" >>>> http://www.digital-modes-club.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=119
so come out and join me where the REAL fun is.
let me know how you like it or if you ANY questions. I will try to supply more answers here.