Being in the middle of a city the man made noise here is horrable below 1700KC.
Its nice and quiet on my long Beverages thru the woods in the boonies, they are also very directional considering they are only 500-700' and Im able to pull out various beacons, CW QSO's and lots of NDB's. Using the TS-950SD mostly.
The new TX antenna will be finished when the fall weather arrives.
Well I got it oscillating! I decided to use an old school Armstrong oscillator. It needs a couple of extra windings, but it allows you to use a low impedance transistor like a 2n2222, and I didn't have any fet's lying around. Seems to be thermally stable, and reasonably clean. Now for a buffer.