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This paper investigates both theoretical and implementation-level aspects of switching-feedback control strategies for the development of harmonic oscillators. We use sliding-mode compensation based on various norms of the system state to achieve amplitude control over a wide-tuning range. A 7.6-MHz I/Q LC oscillator is developed and tested. Measurements show that implementation of the proposed switch-based amplitude controller provides accurate amplitude control over the entire frequency tuning range while inducing only a minor phase noise degradation (of less than 2 dBc/Hz).