37704Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio
- Nov 2, 2009
I think you want Frys.Tom
--- On Mon, 11/2/09, Tom Peterson <tom@...> wrote:
From: Tom Peterson <tom@...>
Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009, 2:59 PM
Does Frees have a website? Doing a google search has left me wondering.
R R Robson wrote:
> Re soldering iron: you definitely want something that is
> temperature- controlled and preferably with a grounded tip. I use the
> Bellman 19.95 special from Frees (see
> http://www.wb5rvz. com/sdr/sr_ lite_ii/ - there is some fairly helpful
> info on that page).
> tx es 73 de robby wb5rvz
> What happens in the shack
> Stays in the shack!
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Tom Peterson <mailto:tom@galesvillefired epartment. org>
> *To:* softrock40@yahoogro ups.com <mailto:softrock40@yahoogro ups.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 01, 2009 2:28 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio
> Having never in my life soldered a surface mount component, I'm
> about to
> take the plunge. I have sitting here in front of me a Softrock 80M
> II to assemble. I'd be much happier if it was all nice bulky through
> hole components, but it isn't, and it look as if more and more kit
> going to be surface mount stuff. I've ordered a headband magnifying
> visor already, but I suspect my old bulky RS 40W iron isn't going
> to be
> up to the task. What do you lot recommend for soldering surface mount
> I've also got one of the little Genesis 1W 30M transmitter kits on
> way. It just looked like it would be fun to build and play with. If
> this 80M softrock goes well, I might have to get a 30M version to
> compliment the Q5.
> Robert Brown wrote:
> > IMHO the Genesis is a way behind the Softrock. Far too many bulky
> > through hole components for my liking, and no 3rd party add-on kits
> > (yet).
> > 73s,
> > Rob
> > (M0RZF)
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