The number of Amateur Radio operators in the United States reaches a new all-time high with each passing day. This growth has been seen locally, as well. There are currently 76 "active" licensees in zip code 13126, and 63 in 13069. Many are new hams and recent upgrades, and many find their first foray on the High Frequency (HF) bands to be somewhat daunting. As always, mentors are valued and available. Our program this month will be an Introduction to HF Operation.