If you are considering amateur radio but think the entry might be cost prohibitive, this project should ease your mind.
Hans Summers, G0UPL of QRP Labs is being interviewed by Faith Hannah, AE4FH.
This is a project which will allow you to get your feet wet, while at the same time, end up with an inexpensive high performance piece of equipment. This kit is not yet available so watch their website for updates. As you will note, the unit looks a little rough around the edges, due to the fact it is a prototype.
This project took place at YOTA (Youngsters on the Air) 2018 South Africa. I can’t think of a better way to introduce young people to amateur radio
More detailed information can be found here.