I am just getting into ham radio and am already very confused on what equipment to buy. I have earned a general license and am waiting on a call sign. I also am not a storm chaser yet, but want to be able to use my ham radio that I purchase to chase in a couple of years. Here are some of the things I need from my ham radio: 1. Ideally, I would be able to communicate from coast to coast, but I at least need a range of 150 miles. 2. My price range is anywhere from $0 to $350. 3. I would like to be able to communicate with other chasers and listen to what they have to say. Any advice or recommendations on what ham radio to buy?