I don't possess a 7122 xtal, but seeking to integrate my homebrew regen (a
WBR design) with an N5IB-inspired Transmitter (very similar to his BJ
prototype, tuna tin configuration exciter followed by a IRF510 PA).
I will try to convertly post among the other skcc operators (mostly
commercial gear they have little clue of our operating home constructed gear
at times!) and perhaps we can cross-band.
Yes 40m has been quite
long, and at times not much propagation.
If I have enough fun
with the rig - maybe it will encourage ordering a 7122 rock from
somewhere. Need to inventory what I do have -- it all outside the normal
Playing with the regen has me convinced that I
could make QSOs with it. A lot fewer parts than my other
receivers! The clean audio is amazing - those JT-whatever tones do sound
like music through it.