Yep I am going to build this as designed first and then probably move it into something like a paraset. I don't think it will be too difficult. I do have plenty of variable caps I can replace the supplied ones with. Ultimately it would be fun to take this thing portable for some of the outdoor qrp events. On another note.. I noticed this came with a second crystal after I soldered in the 7.023 crystal. There is also a supplied 7.050 crystal which I may change out and place in the radio instead.. I feel that could be a better frequency to use?