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Electronics Illustrated had an article in 1968 (?)
The transmitter was built on a piece of wood.
It was called the Bare Essentials Transmitter and
used one 50C5 tube and a bunch of other parts.
It was a very dangerous circuit because it had no
power transformer. Also, it was very prone to bad
VHF parasitics. I built one for 80 meters and my
good ham friend built one of for 40.
When I keyed mine on 80 meters the TV set in the
next room would get bad interference. Local channel
3 would get blocked. The TV screen would turn black.
What state are you in Miles? My 2 watt 80 meter signal
doesn’t get very far, but my ham friend in New Jersey can
hear it OK. Are you not too far from Connecticut? We have
generally been on 3560 kHz around 11:30 PM local EST.
By the way, the guy who wrote the original article was
W5LET. He’s not alive anymore, but the article is
easily found by Google.