I'm newly licensed (as of April 2019) and am truly enjoying the new hobby. I was given a Baofeng radio by my brother-in-law (KD8NIU) a few years ago in an effort to persuade me to get may amateur license. Well, I of course procrastinated and my father-in-law (K8DSC) mentioned that CCARA was doing a technician class. I jumped at the opportunity and passed both the technician and general exam! My original call sign was KE8MCY and my wife(N9CMA) said she couldn't remember that...she also took her technician exam at the CCARA exam session and passed. So, I got a call that she could remember, my initials! We've now got a whole family of hams!