37717Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio
- Nov 3 4:57 AMThanks - 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: drmail377Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 12:11 AMSubject: [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:
FYI, this iron is 115VAC only.
73's David WB4ONA
--- In softrock40@yahoogro ups.com, "R R Robson" <rrrobson@.. .> 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
> 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
> 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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