This project initially started out as a receiver with somewhat better preformance than a simple regenerative receiver. Did we meet that goal. The obvious answer is yes when considering having an RF amp stage a selective filter, a highly stable tuning system and of course lots of sensitivity. Lest I forget no hand capacitance effects plus the bonus of being a small size. So there is no fuzz here --it is orders of magnitude better.
Now we add in that a transmitter stage was incorporated as well as a switching system and the foot print is the same only slightly thicker in height. Add in a 6 watt output, smooth keying, stable frequency and good signal reports up to several thousand miles away and the answer is yes it has GREAT performance. So far five states have been worked in about four days of casual operating and the bext DX (on 40M) has been 2500 miles. The most significant performance measure will be over a period of time.
What started as a receiver project has ended up a small sized feature packed transceiver. I am a happy camper.
Pete, N6QW ~ 11/1/2009