I know technology has changed but I dont understand why Hams are not building their own antennas, transmatches, or amplifiers. Antennas are wire, tubing and feedline. A hand full of parts and you have a transmatch (tuner). Amplifiers are more mechanical than electrical, break the project up into blocks and it's easy and fun and you get the satisfaction of saying "I built it". Probably been discussed before, but just wondering.