Folks often say that they “only” have a technician license. I have had mine less than two years and my amateur radio journey has been really fun. From learning basics on VHF/UHF, 220, program my radios, repeaters, APRS, DMR, hotspots, and the Technician portion of the 10 meter band it has all been a blast.
My shack is not very intrusive and almost on stealth mode. Living in an HOA my VHF/UHF antenna lives in the attic and connected to a Vero N7500 radio. On the photo you can see a cheap cell phone that connects via bluetooth to that unit. I can walk around the house cable free and TX with 40 watts of power.
Next to my wireless access point I have a hotspot to access DMR, I use WPSD to run the hotspot and monitor from the computer and talk using a Retevis RT3S running OpenGD77 firmware.  All in all a very simple setup but faily efficient for what I want to do.
73,
Jose “Pepe” Chavez
Certified Interpretive Trainer
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