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Here’s a hint that you can consider. If you intend to remove R18 or change C25 later, mount them about 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the board and then solder them. When you want to remove them later, just clip the leads off on the top side of the board and reheat the solder connections. The leads will come out easily without damaging the board. The effect of long leads at this frequency is negligable and besides you are tuning them out with C5.
It is a lot harder to remove a part that is stuffed down on the board than one where you can cut it out before unsoldering the leads. Always sacrifice a part if you have to to save the board. I have done this with IC’s. Clip the leads then remove them one at a time. I have never ruined a board doing this. I have ruined boards by trying to heat all 14 pins at once and pull the IC. Unless you have specialized equipment this just doesn’t work.
Let me know how it works. Just a reminder, don’t go for range before you go for quality of the signal.