.I.P. for D.I.Y.

From: Allison <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Thu Apr 25 09:56:46 2002

From: Andy Holt <andyh_at_andyh-rayleigh.freeserve.co.uk>
>I'll agree - but perhaps the main reason is that modern components are
>almost impossible for the home builder ... and only the odd few (Tony? :-)

Impossible? How?

>want to spend lots of time and a fair bit of money to build something that
>is usually less capable than a less expensive commercial product.

There are two good reasons to DIY. One is for personal understanding
and in that case practical is often not the point. Two is something
that a commercial peice that may be expensive or a poor compromize.

I happen to build, RF, AF and digital and the economicas is that I have
a very deep junkbox and parts supply to exhaust doing it. I the realm of
radios (transceivers) I have several I've designed that far exceed
gear as I could specialize them.

Generalizing on DIY/homebrewing is not good as exceptions do abound.

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