Santa brought me a fun little kit for Christmas this year. The Cricket 80A from The Four State QRP Group. Fun, quick and easy to build. On the air in less than two hours. Nothing to adjust. One on/off switch! No volume control, no RIT, no tuning control. Insert a 9 volt battery and connect your antenna and you are on the air. I was not expecting much from this minimalist transceiver but it really surprised me once I fired it up for the first time. It is very sensitive! The receive bandwidth is almost 10 KC wide. Use your ears to filter signals. This also allows for copying W1AW code practice on 3581.5 KHZ using the included 3579 KHZ color burst crystal. I could easily copy weaker signals from other QRP stations. The built in side tone sounds great and the semi break in keying is very smooth. I get about 1 watt output from a new 9 volt battery. The output transistor never even gets warm. So far I have made about 10 contacts on this cool little radio using the built in straight key. If you're looking for a very minimalist transceiver that really works well this is it. Joe N3HEE Short video demo.