When I was growing up, I lived about three blocks from a Heathkit, and envied every device on the shelves. Now that I'm older, am teaching myself electronics and have a background in film and television broadcasting, I think I'm coming down with the ham radio sickness. :)
However, I know precious little about where to even start understanding what's available and learning the correct search terminology that'll help Google give me relevant results for DIY kits and what I need to get started.
What are some good sites that help newbies understand the basics of the different types of amateur radios that're out there, understanding the right questions to ask of vendors, and hooking up with other local operators for networking and support?