My First Contact on air

Finally I got my ham license on 7th November 2005. I checked into the trivand\rum City VHF net at 9.30 pm using the equipment kindly spared by VU2SXA. There\ were 4 people on the net: VU3BHU the net controller, vu2csb vu2lbm and myself.\ They were all excited about getting a new member to the community.
I am trying to configure echolink on wine. Also I am planning to buy a junk \VHF receiver.