64313Re: [softrock40] Re: Ensemble Kit and Intimidation From Nubee
- May 1, 2012Advice given earlier - a decent pair of tweezers is very important.
You are the lucky one as many of us have never found components once they were launched.
I thought I saw where a 3.3V regulator had landed on my large antistatic mat on my desk but I have never found it.
I found a pair of curved tweezers in the company's toolkit, obviously of quality and I've never lost a component since when building an array of SMD kits like 2 Mobos, 2 SR63ng's, 2 UHFSDR's, 2 SDR-Widgets, si570 Controllers, UBW's and a SDR2GO.
73 ... Sid.
On 01/05/12 17:30, PJ wrote:
I had been out of ham radio and electronics for over 20 years when I came back to it a couple monyhs ago. I'm also retired. I became completely taken by SDR and purchased a Softrock 40-R. I also had had no experience with SMT devices. I took about a week to get it done as I had to purchase some supplies and a soldering iron, etc. After a few 'flying' component searches and a lot of confidence building I found it to be as relaxing as back in the days of 'regular' components in HeathKit kits.
Point is to relax and give it a go. You'll very soon get the hang of doing SMT and if you are careful and meticulous it will fall into place quickly.
PJ Hicks, N7PXY
-- Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot Emeritus IBM/Amdahl Mainframes and Sun/Fujitsu Servers Tech Support Senior Staff Specialist, Cricket Coach Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks
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