I have a licence since I was 14 which is exactly half of my life, but honestly with the advent of the internet I somehow lost interest and sold my equipment. Now I really start to think, I should dive into it again, but I don't want to spend a lot of money to buy some equipment to talk to strangers - because this really can be done online.
The technical part is now becoming more interesting. So I would like to build a simple transceiver with my kids as a project for next vacation.
I have a 100MHz oszilloscope a standard multimeter and a decent soldering station (though I cannot solder BGA parts).
The 100MHz bandwith of the oszilloscope probably limits myself to short wave, but that is fine. I would prefer SSB because I can't morse - but I could learn that, too.
Also, since this is really just for fun and to learn something a QRP transceiver is fine with me (and a bad SWR probably won't kill the tx while tuning the antenna).
I live in Germany so a supplier there or in Europe would be preferred.