Originally Posted by bluenoise
Once you get a 2-meter radio, you should be able to hit the Mt. Diablo repeater pretty easily. I monitor that one during my commute and check in on the Thursday night net.
I picked up a Yaesu FT-857D, so I'm in the process of building an antenna for the HF bands.
I have some reading and studying up to do. Look forward to joining the conversation shortly.