contact with another "Ham", whether in the next village or on the other
side of the world, on equipment you have built yourself, either from
discreet components or from a kit of parts is one of the most enjoyable
aspects of our hobby. This is "Home Brewing".
There are a number of sources of
circuit diagrams of everything from simple pieces of test equipment to
complex multi-band multi- mode transceivers.
A number of companies producing
kits for the Amateur market have come and gone over the years, Heathkit
and Wood and Douglas to name but two.
There are still a few companies who
produce kits of various degrees of complexity for anyone who wants to
"have a go" but prefers to use a proven design with ready made printed
circuit boards and a kit of all the necessary components.
One such company is Cumbria
Designs, their WEB Site can be found at
Another company who produce a number of products,
including a basic frequency counter, a Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS)
signal generator and an SDR receiver, can be found at
Tim Walford G3PCJ of Walford
Electronics also produces a wide range of kits, including receivers and
transceivers of varying degrees of complexity, which can be seen on his
web site Walford Electronics