Should you build your own?

David Balfour says there are a number of hams who should not buy a kit!

The main boards are factory tested, but even simple things seem to trip up many. A Man has to Know his Limits.

He says he is lucky to have purchased two ubitx radios that were not working or fried. Neither had much going wrong except the original owner didn’t have a clue as to what they did wrong. He didn’t even need a VOM to fix either of these kits.

David thinks some hams are born appliance operators. He has a spare ubitx but would hate to sell this to someone who doesn’t want to get some worn out electrons under his fingernails.

The photo of his rig (above) suggests he has a few talents!