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43679Re: [softrock40] Re: PA Kits for the Softrock V6.3 RXTX

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  • Sid Boyce
    May 4, 2010
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      It still looks like a hard climb back to the top.
      OK on the baluns.
      73 ... Sid.

      On 04/05/10 05:11, n4fbz wrote:
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      >
      > 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 softrock40@yahoogroups.com <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.
      >>
      >

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      Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
      Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support
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      Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
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