Many thanks to Jim-WA7DUY, Dave-NM0S, and Dave-K1SWL for helping solve my Hilltopper 20 issues.
(Mia Culpa Lesson: Make sure IC pins are unbent and mate solidly with receptacle.
"For lack of a nail a horseshoe was lost … etc.")
QSOs of note since getting back on air after years QRT. ...
3/3/19 WA1WCC (Ron) RST: 549 (solid copy)
RCA Marine Station on Cape Cod
3/5/19 W5T (Jay) RST: 579 (solid copy)
Battleship TEXAS, Cleburne, Texas