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37704Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio

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  • Tom Hoflich
    Nov 2, 2009
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      I think you want Frys.

      Tom

      www.km5h.com


      --- On Mon, 11/2/09, Tom Peterson <tom@...> wrote:

      From: Tom Peterson <tom@...>
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      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:
      >
      >
      > Tom:
      >
      > 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
      > Lite
      > 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
      > are
      > 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
      > stuff?
      >
      > I've also got one of the little Genesis 1W 30M transmitter kits on
      > the
      > 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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