I'm still kicking myself for not buying one of those when Tandy in Birkenhead shut down years ago. It was in the cabinet for £50 in the morning and had gone within hours when I went back.
Are you in to listening or are you going to move in to amateur radio. I got the B licence in 1990 followed by the A in 94, but you don't need to sit a morse test now!
You can use various data modes, RTTY, AMTOR, PSK31, SSTV etc.
My favourite was "packet", it's like the Internet but via radio!