4m converter breadboard (2N3904 oscillator and NE602)
This afternoon I breadboarded up my 4m RX converter using a 42MHz 3rd overtone oscillator and an NE602 RF amp/mixer. Surprisingly for me, all worked first time and I was rewarded with the sound of the GB3BAA beacon in Tring on 70.016MHz 90km away using my 10m halo as the antenna for now. Signal levels with this antenna were not great, but heck it works.
Next stage is to breadboard the TX mixer and buffer stages.