Contentment with radios
After considering buying a new transceiver, I have decided to stick with the rigs I have. At present, my poor voice makes all speech QSOs an effort. I enjoy WSPR as this is really a true QRP mode and it tells me a lot about propagation, without shouting!
I’ll still “window shop” and might consider a new radio transceiver next year. I get by far the most fun from my $49 10m WSPR rig and my home-brew 472kHz transverter, proving that you do not need to break the bank to have fun. I am not against those who think differently – each to his/her own.
Glad you decided to stick with your current set of radios. Although it’s nice to upgrade and get some new hardware in the shack, I’ve found that the old familiar equipment does just as nice and gets the job done. I had a Kenwood TS-520 for MANY years, it being my first rig which I bought to listen in for code copying practice before I got my Novice ticket, and stayed with it after getting my license. It was a sad day when I had to part with it, and I wish I still had the old beast even now..