I few years back I acquired a Kenwood TS-520S base station. Recently I erected a invert V antenna at 40 feet. I've been listen to some foreign countries and I may have been bitten by the "bug". I've been doing some research, looking at costs and possibilities. To be licensed I understand Morse code is no longer required. Is this understanding correct? The dots and dashes is hard for me to distinguish. An "Elmer" tried to tune (or is it load?) the 520. Finals? or tubes prevented transmitting. Can a new brand name base station (HF 160-10 meters) be purchased for a $1000 or less? If so any recommendations? If the new base station and licensing come to be then what is a recommend antenna to be placed at the top of my 80 foot tower? I've got a 2" conduit buried between the tower and the house. Figure 200 feet from the top of the tower to where the base station would be in the house. Antenna rotor if needed. I believe must be mounted towards the top of the tower to prevent mast torque. I got one more climb up the tower in me (age) to install. Rotor is something that requires lubricated on a routine basis or is it good for 10 or more years until I'm caught and placed in a nursing home? Local retirement home has a HAM club that teaches and provides licensing testing. Getting licensed and the new base station is a winter project, antenna installation is late spring or summer of 2019. Come to think about it, any suggestions on a Commercial Tower climbing source that doesn't cost and arm and a leg?