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Re: [softrock40] Where to buy in Europe?

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  • Sid Boyce
    ... That s the only source of supply. Tony announces availability on this list from time to time, but your best bet is to check the site regularly and dive in
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 28, 2010
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      On 28/03/10 17:19, Carl wrote:
      >
      >
      > Can someone please signpost me as to where I can buy some Softrock kits
      > in Germany / UK or elsewhere in Europe? The UK stockists all seem to be
      > out of stock! (looked in W&S and Radioworld in UK and Wimo in Germany)
      >
      > Perhaps it is better to order from http://www.kb9yig.com/
      > <http://www.kb9yig.com/> ?? but they all appear to be 'check back later'
      > for stock.
      >
      That's the only source of supply. Tony announces availability on this
      list from time to time, but your best bet is to check the site regularly
      and dive in ASAP after anything appears.

      > Keen to get into SDR by building a couple of rx before going onto
      > hopefully build a tx/rx. Not done any SMD work before but there does
      > seem to be plenty of advice out there for a beginner.
      >
      > Any help, guidance and signposting would be most welcome.
      >
      SMD soldering isn't too difficult, essential tools are a good fine tip
      soldering iron and a pair of tweezers that won't propel the tiny parts
      to be lost forever. Watching a few videos on SMD soldering on youtube is
      recommended.
      I bought a set of 10 small bits from RS Components for my 15W soldering
      iron so I can use whichever is most suitable.

      > Many thanks
      >
      > Carl
      > DA6TEC
      > da6tec@... <mailto:da6tec%40gmail.com>
      > www.earthcq.net
      >

      Hope you get lucky when the items are available. Before building the
      Softrock v6.3 I hadn't done any SMD component handling or soldering, but
      the hardware build was successful. The software for XP was a pain with
      many quirky bits to put together, but help from the group got me there.
      Perhaps someone who is Windows savvy would find it easier.
      73 ... Sid.
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