48, relatively new ham as of 2015.. got my General.. local club isn't bad except at every meeting they almost expect a $10-20 donation to the club for events and I get that.. some of us making $8-10 an hour can't do that.. The stare we get is just wow.. Annual dues are $25 and we now own the trailer and such.. The meeting/dinner runs no less than $20 as well.. Ours became to polictical so I dropped out.. even some senior members did as well.