I've been around radios all my life. My dad had a CB license. I joined the Army in 1991, got my CB in 1993, got my tech license on 9/11/2018, got my general on 10/20/2018, and got my extra on 6/15/2019. I have a QYT KT-980Plus, Yaesu FT-890, Hytera AR482G, Anytone AT-D878UV, Anytone AT-D878UVII+, Yaesu FT-70D, FT-2DR, FT-5DR, TYT TH-UV8000D, and a Radioddity/ Baofeng UV-82X3. I also have 2 Radioddiry/ Baofeng GM-30 GMRS radios (WRQI221). I have a Tram 1481 dual-band antenna and an MFH-1778M inverted V.
I got my GMRS license when the price dropped (WRQI221). I listen to the 550 (PRA) and 725 (Front Range GMRS) in Denver, CO.
Parker Radio Association (parkerradio.org)
Patriot VE Team (https://hamstudy.org/sessions/w0pct)
Vice President of Colorado Amateur Radio Broadband Network (https://carbbn.org/)
Colorado Ready (https://coloradoready.org/)
Arapahoe/Adams County ARES Digital Coordinator and Deputy Training Officer (https://www.arapahoeares.org/)
ARRL Member (http://www.arrl.org)
Denver Radio Club (https://w0tx.org/)