Building the SteppIR was easier than I expected. The manuals were clear and made sense to a klutz like me. I did not need any special tools and with one exception (the "U" shaped end pieces for the driven element) I didn't require a second set of hands. Best of all, I was able to do 80% of the work inside my warm, cozy garage. That was critical because we had a couple of late March snow falls while I was putting the antenna together. Here it is - tested and ready. And BIG!