As 11m CB demonstrates, 10m is a useful band for local nets - the proverbial "natter across town". 4W from a converted CB FM rig regularly enabled me to work 30km with a CB halfwave antenna.
Another possibility is a derivative of my Tenbox AM rig. Simple to make and a possible club project? What was done before my stroke is a possible source of ideas.
See https://sites.google.com/site/g3xbmqrp3/hf/tenbox .
If you follow the link and click the schematic it will bring up a larger clearer version.