Its winter time soon, u gonna need something to do,
so order some 50 uA meters from electronics 123 or Yebo, maybe rf parts or Rabtron electronics.(47 bucks a pop)
Oh yeah and a couple of resistors 1 off 5 watt and the rest 1 watt , remeber the variable 2 legged piece of carbon resistor too
Diodes aint critical any old germanium thingy's will do, so check in that junkbox.
Fittings of your choice for the antenna ant radio connection.
for about 350 bucks u can have a good qrp to 500 watt meter,
oh well u can buy one for about 750 bucks, new or just build it cause u can
No rocket science or engineers degree needed.