I use Hand Made radio only on HF Bands, 50 and 144 MHz all mode SSB, CW, AM.
My rack has 2 separate DDS-VFO, a TX all mode DDS class A modulator, 3 RX separate: first is a single 9 mhz anologic conversion, a double 10.7 and 455 khz, and finally a phase rx on first IF 10.7 with SDR on PC.
I made few quality QSO just to test my home radio projects and 5/9 replica or contest, sorry is not for me!
Ham Radio Life Style
This is my genuine ham radio life style, because we have to build our radio if we want to be spiritual sons of Mr.Guglielmo Marconi !
I started as Solder Smoker from 1980 with QRP kits, and my radio shack is always under construction in QRP or QRO power version.