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 !
My radio work in progress and do-it-yourself:
www.ik2nbu.com
QRP or QRO we made QSO only with 100% home made RTX all mode and all bands.
We don't need empty talk 5-9,  instead we prefer few QSO where we talk about radio technology. This should be the main topic for a discussion between radio amateurs.