I first got my amateur radio license, callsign KD7BCY, in 1998 as a Technican class, upgraded in 1999 to Tech Plus, and then with the rules change that lowered the morse code requirement to 5wpm I upgraded to General class in April 2000.
Here are some links to some interesting sites about ham radio, scanning and other stuff.
Amateur Radio Relay League
Portland Amateur Radio Club
Clark County Amateur Radio Club
Here is the manual for the Kenwood PC-1A phone patch.
PC-1 Page 1 260k
PC-1 Page 2 320k
PC-1 Page 3 350k
PC-1 Page 4 290k
PC-1 Page 5 200k
PC-1 Page 6 370k