Hi Pekka, Cogratulations on your first QSO in 50 years! Three cheers for you! Hooop - hooop - hoooray! It should be your hand touching pin 3 on the lm386 to inject some audio signal, not pin 1. For the 2n7000, the danger is of static electricity on the gate (Pin 1). Shorting pins 2 and 3 is fine. Regardless, do like I do beforehand, and touch a grounded or large size unpainted metallic surface before working on any radio pieces. Do you have a dummy load or can you turn the power way down on your other rig? If so, you can use that to see if your frog sounds can receive a signal (if your rig can transmit CW on the right frequency). 73 Mark.