43679Re: [softrock40] Re: PA Kits for the Softrock V6.3 RXTX
- May 4, 2010It still looks like a hard climb back to the top.
OK on the baluns.
73 ... Sid.
On 04/05/10 05:11, n4fbz wrote:
> Actually, it's just the reverse.
> I lost all of the equipment I'd been collecting over 25 years, including
> the 16 years I had a robotics repair business (and my best friend also
> lost a lot of his stuff we'd set up in my shop). We had a complete
> computer controlled testing and experimenting setup (that we were
> starting to use for amateur radio experimentation) which took all those
> years to get together (digitizers, scopes, analyzers, you name it). I'd
> bought people's junk and fixed it in the evenings- because I didn't have
> the money to buy working equipment (and couldn't afford the prices). So
> I lost the money I'd worked hard for and spent on the equipment- and
> literally thousands of man-hours of hard work. There was a lot of
> homebrew equipment and esoteric stuff lost too, and my laboratory
> equipment (and several radios I'd collected over the years- waiting for
> repair/rebuild/restore). I don't have the income to start buying stuff
> (a new decent soldering iron to replace the burned one at $40 was a huge
> expenditure with our present income), and don't have the years of time I
> lost fixing up the equipment. So, It's pretty much irreplaceable- at
> least for now. It also wiped out our ability to do some experimenting
> we've been planning for a while (a really different new antenna that
> preliminary exploration suggests will work quite well, and some other
> circuits/mods) - until we can rebuild and replace some of what was lost
> (we're planning and seeing what we can scrape together, including
> salvaging what we can from the shop).
> The notes and calculations? All I have to do is look at the schematic,
> pop the lid and see what I did, and I can re-create most of that
> including why I did things the way I did. Actually, it all was quite
> simple. My biggest worry was that with such a simple setup, it would
> work as well as it does. Essentially all I did was replace both
> daughter-boards with a couple of small broadband baluns. One, on the rx
> bandpass filter board, used one of the original boards and the
> components were mounted on the bottom rather than the top (so it would
> fit properly in the case). Nothing to it.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:softrock40%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Sid Boyce <sboyce@...> wrote:
>> Bad news on the fire. That stuff is not easy to replace, the notes and
>> calculations possibly are irreplaceable.
>> 73 ... Sid.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
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