This 3" X 4" board could be used to make 5 amps when laid out as above.
I will need grounds and I need to anchor the strip. I solved both problems by soldering some pins to the ground plane and mounting the board on them. I tinned four pads for the chip to mount on.
Gate 1 connects to Vcc through a 100k resistor so I drilled a hole (as before) and connected it. Connecting gate 2 to AGC completes the biasing.
Now, what could a fellow do with it? maybe a diode ring mixer in the center of the board and use it as a RF amp feeding the mixer. Then another amp connected to the mixer output as an IF amp. Another diode mixer as a detector. Maybe just add a tuned circuit up front and make a TRF receiver.
Gotta be another project in there!