Re: Howes kits and the like

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From: Mike Thomas (MTHOMAS@uga.cc.uga.edu)
Date: Thu Dec 08 1994 - 15:40:07 EST


On Thu, 8 Dec 1994 09:07:31 -0500 you said:
>I ran into N8ET at the Ft.Wayne, IN hamfest and Bill said that Jim told him
>the "hams just aren't building anymore". I guess Jim doesn't get on the
>QRP-L. From here, there seems to be an awful lot of QRP project building
>these days.
>
>72,
>Tom N9DD
>
Tom and all,
  I was attending a builders group the other night and the comment came up
that only 2-5% of hams now have any interest in building these days. What
does everyone feel about this? Has building kits/homebrew started to become
a rarity among mainstream hams these days? If so what do you think can
be done? I have several "store bought" radios, but get the most enjoyment
out of using things I have built. Maybe those that do not build have never
built anything before or have I spent too much time breathing solder fumes?

Mike Thomas

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