I am often asked why I bother with home construction. Why make stuff when it is so easy to go out and buy it? The questioners sometimes go as far as asking why I waste my time.
There are lots of reasons; it is something I have always done, it saves a lot of money, you know your gear well so can repair it and most of all I learn something, sometimes the hard way!
All of that is summed up in this quote I found today:
“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you are learning you’re not old” Rosalyn Sussman
I am now eight months in to my aim to build a totally homebrew station. I am at the point of having some working transceivers, power supplies, an antenna analyser and a long wire antenna. The remote tuner is almost done but is proving troublesome. By the end of the year it will all be sorted!