I just saw a news story about the growth of virtual healthcare -- doctors/therapists who will meet up with you on Skype to help fix what ails you. I wonder if there's an electronics specialist out there who would do the same. Backstory: I got back into radio 7 months ago after going dormant for 30 years. I love it. I'm building a workshop, loading up on boat anchors that I'm beginning to tear apart and test with hopes of restoring, and basically trying to learn about electronics from the ground up. But I keep hitting brick walls because of my level of ignorance in reading schematics (and the fact that I'm only equipped with a multi-meter and a tube tester). It's too cost-prohibitive to send these boat anchors out to someone to fix, and that would defeat the whole purpose. Right now I'm building some NOS unbuilt Heathkits (see this week's post on HW-99) and running into problems that are defeating my limited skills. What I would love to find is someone who would get online with me and walk me through these various issues I'm having, show me where to test, and charge by the hour. The radios get fixed and I get the learning experience that I'm craving. This was my grandfather's role when I was in high school. I'd build the Heathkit, it wouldn't work, and he'd fix it. Now grandpa is SK and the Heathkit tech support line is no more. Maybe this would be a good workaround.