I use Hand Made radio only on HF Bands, 50 and 144 MHz all mode SSB, CW, AM.
This is my genuine ham radio life style, because we have to build our radio if we want to be spiritual sons of Mr. Marconi!
I made few quality QSO just to test my home radio projects and 5/9 replica or contest, sorry is not for me! I started as Solder Smoker from 1980 with QRP kits.
" My radio shack is always under construction
in QRP or QRO power Version "