Steve Weber's Pixie Replacement
Frequently, I hear poor deluded newbies discussing buiding
a Pixie as their first rig. At $10 it seems appealing.
Of course, they probably will never make a contact using a Pixie.
Steve Weber designed a minimal transceiver that might
actually permit making a QSO.
Another good chice would be the DC-40 also designed by Steve Weber.