Recently I have been working on a basic RF receiver, but my efforts so far have proved fruitless. I designed the following circuit based of of previous research into the topic. According to what I read, I need the LC tank circuit connected to an antenna so the LC circuit resonates at the frequency based of the inductor and the capacitor. The signal is then fed through a germanium diode into a transistor which should amplify the signal. Am I correct? Do you think this circuit will amplify the incoming signal? (I don't have the proper equipment to measure the oscillations and, as far as I could tell, it isn't working) Sorry for the bad schematic. I'm not very good with drawing circuits on the computer. Thanks for any advice.