I've been playing around with radio since before the CB craze if the '70s and never really stopped. Built a few homebrew receivers-one tube and one using the 'ol TDA7000 for 20/40M. Built a few amps but like the receivers I got tired of 'em and used the parts for something else. Like most radio nut's I have a very hard time discarding anything electronic simply because it's fun to try to make something out of what ever is laying around. Oh Im also really good at posting on way out of date threads.