Re: First soldering project
If you like the idea of the Pixie, but want a more usable version, try the one from Nightfire Electronics:
They sell an improved version of the Pixie that comes with your choice of crystals on better frequencies for US Hams.
Also, Rex from QRPme sells an easy-build version of his Tuna Tun Transmitter for beginners. A little more $$ than the Pixie, but well designed and supported: