So after lots of reading, and lots of suggestions from other operators (both here and on my 2m nets) I bought an HF rig…kinda.
I bought the BITX40 board from http://hfsigs.com and ordered a DDS VFO from QRP-kits (the recommended DDS module)
Now just waiting for it to ship and get here. In the meantime, I’ll be building a 40m folded dipole and getting ready.
Almost back on HF!