I called all my relatives last night to get them to "share the moment".
My wife was relieved to hear it was over, until I advised her I have
three more waiting to be built. (ha)
I had two minor show stoppers with the 80m softrock. I had a flux
joint on the opamp. That was detected pretty quick (no output). Fixed
with a swipe of the iron.
The other was with the computer I tried first. The sound card doesnt
seem to play well. It is an old dell.
The Sony VAIO laptop worked like a charm.
I am building an RXTX slowly with my son on weekends. That will not be
completed until Thanksgiving holidays. And, I have a completed, but
not-working-yet XTAL receiver that I should be able to debug and get
working now that I have good comparison info from the 80m.
I hardily recommend to any prospective
softrock builders that they, first, build a single bander as a skill
and confidence builder.
Tom - WA4FYN (looking for a discarded Altoids tin now for my 80m. ha)