This is the amp as built. With the 2.2K resistor in series with the earbud it is still to high gain.
So I replace the gate resistor for the output fet with a 10k pot and bypass the second stage.
I think a new build is in order. I can use the one I have as a signal tracer. I need to make a probe for it. Another project to add to the list ;).
*** I did the new build with two stages and I'm using 8 Ohm headsets. I connected a DBM and picked up AM1160. It is a low power (1 KW) in Dallas Texas. That's about 600 miles.