These are WONDERFUL examples of Homebrew!!! Wish more Hams would do it! One of the ways I try to do it is with isolated pads on a PCB. That way, I have a good ground plane and easy bypassing. I have a device called a Whitney punch that punches out holes in metal, or in this case, round chunks of PCB material. The disks are superglued to the main copper ground plane and then the parts soldered to these. Works great! Also cut out rectangular chunks to put under ICs so the IC is floating above the board and allows easy bypassing, grounding or soldering wires and parts to the floating leads. To assure they won't break off (I usually use Surface mount parts) I encapsulate the floating parts in Hot Glue to keep them safe. (after they have been thoroughly tested and aligned!) Its alot of trouble to take the hot glue off, but saves broken wires and parts. Wish you would detail your great homebrewing efforts over on the HAMRADIOHOMEBREW Yahoo group so the folks over there would be as inspired! I am still building a 6M SSB xcvr, but got waylayed with Vintage radio restorations and antenna work. I need to be retired so I have more time to work on projects!