Just a few minutes ago, a friend of mine wondered out loud "how many hams repair their own equipment nowadays?" That's a good question. I have no clue how many of us work on our own radios and accessories. While I fix my own equipment, I know a lot who don't for a variety of reasons. So.... that's the question: Do you work on your own equipment when it breaks down or starts acting freaky? Remember, in this case there is no right or wrong, and I respect everyone's opinion. It's your radio, you can fix it if you want... or send it away. Neither is it an indicator of the "State of Ham Radio" or anything like that. It's just a question, and friendly discussion. By the way, you might not see an answer that matches your opinion. I just made up the mulitple choices on the fly. In that case, answer "none of the above" and let us know what you think.