The radio worked when turned on, and no smoke escaped! Alignment was easy as described in the manual. The receiver is fantastic, and am getting 5W output with a 12VDC supply. One question is whether I can use the shack 13.8VDC supply without blowing up the finals? Also, what is minimum voltage? Will a 9VDC battery work, maybe 1W output?
No contacts yet but that will happen soon.
I think the little green box will become one of my favorites. When the weather cools a bit, from the patio with an EFHW n tuner ought to be fun.
Thanks Dave and 4state!