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37717Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio

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  • R R Robson
    Nov 3 4:57 AM
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      Thanks - I keep telling folks, my momma didn't raise no typokist!
      That 115 VAC could be a decided disadvantage across the pond.  I'll never forget years ago when I stayed with an Italian family for a summer and brought them a gift: a beautiful GE clock radio (115 VAC 60 Hz - analog clock).  Lost 10 minutes each hour!

      tx es 73 de robby wb5rvz
      What happens in the shack
      Stays in the shack!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: drmail377
      Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:11 AM
      Subject: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio


      Hi Robby, you said, "Bellman 19.95 special from Frees". I think you meant:

      Velleman VTSS5U 50W Solder Station (approx $20 at Frys)

      http://shop1. frys.com/ product/4825190; jsessionid= JgkkdKH3TaF0Y- KUZY+jHQ* *.node2?site= sr:SEARCH: MAIN_RSLT_ PG

      Same link here:

      http://bit.ly/ 2e2ET9

      FYI, this iron is 115VAC only.

      73's David WB4ONA

      --- In softrock40@yahoogro ups.com, "R R Robson" <rrrobson@.. .> 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
      > To: 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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