As far as getting your CB radio hooked up, I think you will do fine. Have you checked out Steven Greer on the method he uses to contact aliens?@Einstein - Thank you for that informative link. I really appreciate the help. I'm thinking of an original Firestik 6-foot antenna for use indoors. The original Firestik is evidently the most popular kind of CB antenna. My dad and I will look more into this and other necessary equipment next Saturday.
Do you think I'm on the right track?