My young advisor looked the previous post over and gave me two points to consider. The transistor I used was an audio transistor which is not capable of operating at RF frequencies and we should consider using GE diodes with the GE transistor.
Both points are well taken. I do have some transistors to try but am woo-ful-ly lacking in data and the SPICE models. I did find I have a model for the P416 RF amp.