Here I am making my first QSO after removing the xmit portion from the main rig, jumpers and all.  Since I think I may have baked the original final, I used a RCA 4013 and power out was only 400mW.  My antenna was a dipole and I was using a battery as the power supply.  This is a  photo of the actual "first" QSO with Dave- w0ch in Senaca, Mo.  Thats the rig on the blue book just in front of the keyboard.