Was kind of bored last Sunday so decided to build something just for fun and no particular use.
After soldering it worked first time:
General view of the assembly:
Focus on the oscillating circuit part:
Basically it's a Bitx V3 VFO with an J310 instead of the 2N3819 and with a double varicap in anti-fase (I could had done another arrangement with just one). The serial cap for the varicap part is 100pF and not 120pF as on the original, instead of 4-40 for the trimmer I used 10-60, the coil is a red core with around 25 turns (give or take). I used a 10K multiturn pot (5K on the original) and placed in series one 1N4001 diode on the ground leg to create a small minimum voltage for not getting too close to the varicap minimal bias.
It has around 100Khz of span, removing the series diode, using other type of variacp's and also a higher value in the series capacitor will extend the range.
I might add a mixer for a direct conversion receiver if I get bored again.
original schematic: http://yo2bzv.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/bitx20-v3varicap-e-preampl-micro-modf-con-q1-2sc2570a.gif
Have a nice week!