Working stations from all over the world
with equipment you built yourself
is a pleasure beyond words.
Once upon a time there was no other option but to build your own equipment. These days, it's easy to go out and buy a rig with all bells and whistles included. But fortunately homebrew devices are far from dead. And if creating something from scratch is too daunting for you, how about modifying an existing rig?
Homebrew rig can take all shapes and forms. From the custom designed, ugly-construction rigs all the way up to the state-of-the-art kits like the Elecraft K3
And if transceivers are not your thing, antennas, tuners, test-devices, etc. might be.