“How long,” I asked myself, “would it take to build a ham station capable of producing QSO’s with reasonable regularity? I went to work. Exactly three weeks (21 days) later, I had the rig up and running on twenty meters.
The transmitter uses a 6V6 Crystal Oscillator driving a single 807 to about 45 watts output. The receiver is my trusted four-tube “Ultimate,” complete with an adjustable antenna link. I chose to use individual capacitors for each band. When I plug in a coil, for example a 20 meter coil, I flip the wafer switch to the 20 meter position and the low end of 20, 14mHz, is at zero on the big National dial.
I call the station “My Three Week Wonder.”