Here is my contribution... After managing to somehow get my hand wound transformer to melt a pill container, I used my Dad's hand made, circa 1950 transformer and got it working on a 1.4 MHz xtal and also on 3.58 MHz with a colour burst xtal. A re wound coil on the remaining unmelted pill container worked on 40 meters. I succeeded in getting my Mighty Mite working on three bands. My father would have been pleased, as this was kept aside all this time and now has been put to use. He had built the coil while working part time in post World War II England at the GEC labs in U.K.
Thanks for the motivation! I'm going to move forward and clean up the 80 meter signal and see how far it goes on the reverse beacon website.
The coil form was about 80 turns on a 1 inch diameter with a 20 turn secondary that I used for the center tap portion by joining both bottom ends. Then I wound an 10 trim secondary, loaded up with a 50 ohm resistor to tune up (capacitor fully opened up) on 3.58 MHz in the video, and the audio coming from my receiver tuned to the 3.58 MHz signal.