Part of the Ham Radio Experience is Tweaking...
One fo the things I love about radio is it's diversity. There's something in radio for every interest. And a longstanding part of that tradition is an interest in modifications to commercial gear to alter function or improve performance.
Here's a few projects in this class that I've done over the years - for your consideration. Tossed in are a couple of equipment bench tests, and probably at least one project begging "yes, it can be done - but should it have been done?" argument.