Re: [softrock40] using solder paste while following step by step build instructions
- While I have not yet personally tried that technique on any of my Softrock builds, I have had the same concern. Stage-by-stage building kind of assumes that what you have laid down in previous stages won't get "undone". I would worry more about the subsequent stage's activity causing that result than I would about the heat effect. For example, I could envision a situation where SMT caps might come unsoldered or moved or shorted, or even an IC getting unsoldered/shifted slightly enough to cause short or incorrect connectionAnother concern I have heard expressed is the reliability of joints where the board is not evenly heated up before applying the final, over-the-top heat surge from the heat gun.TX ES 73
DE Robby WB5RVZ
I've built several soft rocks with varied degrees of success.
I recently purchased a rx/tx 6.3.I would like to follow wb5rvz's
step by step instructions I really like using solder paste with an embossing tool.Would the heat from the embossing tool damage components that were installed in a previous step ?