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37732Re: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio

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  • R R Robson
    Nov 3, 2009
      I use a similar one and fashion a "nozzle" out of aluminum foil which serves to focus the hot air on the part.  Without that, things can get a little dicey due to the melting of the solder on adjacent components.

      tx es 73 de robby wb5rvz
      What happens in the shack
      Stays in the shack!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Craig
      Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 8:37 AM
      Subject: [softrock40] Re:FYI Genesis Radio

       

      I use an embossing heat tool that I bought at Hobby Lobby for $20.00. It works great for repairs and for building the softrocks.

      You should be able to get the embossing heat tool at most hobby shops.

      Hope this is helpful.
      73s
      Craig AB9IV
      --- In softrock40@yahoogro ups.com, Dave - WB6DHW <brainerd@.. .> wrote:
      >
      > For removing multi-pin devices, nothing beats hot air. Anyone know of
      > a low cost controllable way. My rework station(Aoyue 968) works great,
      > but at about $150 is not cheap! I would like to introduce some of our
      > clubs new hams to the joys of homebrewing.
      >
      > Dave - WB6DHW
      > <http://wb6dhw. com>
      >
      > drmail377 wrote:
      > > 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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