Quick update – Weirded out Colpitt Oscillator
Accidentally knocking a capacitor off the circuit improved the running !
It’s the one that should connect to the Vcc and complete the tank section of a Colpitt Oscillator.
When moved from the bench to the table, it did the same thing, running poorly until that capacitor was removed.
The whole idea, is to run an oscillator with variable frequency adjustment, focusing on Dr. Stiffler’s 13.6MHz that he has used over the years and in recent experiments.