reference oscillator from his 1997 book on PLL synthesizer design.
In this i used a new low-noise NPN transistor, with an NF=1 dB.
Oscillator signal chain includes: oscillator circuit -> mmic
amplifiers -> LPF -> RF out at 10 dBm.
Photos (from top down):
1. inside of the oscillator
2. outside of oscillator
3. oscillator connected to SSB radio signal chain. works great!