This is my combining the VRX and NS-40. It is constantly under going small mods. The transmitter has had its cryal removed and machined dip socket pins put in, this makes changing crysyals easy. The main advantage to this is your not stuck on one freq. Next the rcvr will get that mod. I have 9 40m HC-49 case crystal. Things to come sidetone and replace that ugly toggle switch with a TR circuit. Does it work, heck yes, its a blast. The rx is very good for a DC type. The TX puts out a hail over 6 watts according to my WM-2. I have had 4 contacts so far.