The Radio Hobbyist VE3CNU
It is always fun to take a peek into other people’s radio shacks. This YouTube channel is hosted by Canadian VE3CNU. He has a nice shack and some nice gear.
I am amazed by how much money some people seem able to spend on the hobby. This is, of course, a very individual decision and I am not criticizing anyone. Some pay a lot more to play golf, for example.
What I would say though is the hobby can be enjoyed on a shoestring if you build simple QRP radios and/or buy good second hand rigs. My own approach has been a mix of some homebrew and a few commercial rigs.
Others prefer to buy their rigs new (often with long guarantees) and experiment with antennas and peripherals. This is a very individual hobby that can be enjoyed in a number of ways.
Others just enjoy chatting on the air.
some write about their interests.
Definitely a hobby.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison- I get very involved in VHF/ UHF work and a pal of mine who is not interested in that side of the hobby is HF only and has re-furbished a couple of World War 2 no 19 sets and uses them on AM on 160 metres and has built and operated an AM for 160 metres and I admire his constructional work but apart from listening to his signals, it is not a road I would go down. That’s the beauty of this hobby- there are so many roads you can go down and get enjoyment from.
I am the owner of that site and YouTube channel.
You’d be interested to know that all my equipment is paid for by running ads on the sites.
I just setup the official home on the web for the radio hobbyist at: radio-hobbyist.com