Yes, I had done that. On the SAVXO I used the small end of the paper clip and left enough length on one side so it extended out a ways from the crystals. I slipped the clips around the middle to the crystals with the end sticking out and soldered a wire across those ends. A wire was then connected between the crystals and the ground hole. Sounds like your idea is similar.
At 07:57 AM 3/9/2013, you wrote:
Did you suggest in the first post a way to make a grounding clip from a paper clip?
Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX