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Re: [softrock40] Re: RXTX Ensemble, lots of headaches / faulty board

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  • cbayona.cb
    The second site (dspradio.org) has been dead for a while, it will not allow orders. ... Cecil - k5nwa
    Message 1 of 32 , Nov 2, 2012
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      The second site (dspradio.org) has been dead for
      a while, it will not allow orders.

      At 11:09 PM 11/2/2012, you wrote:


      >These are the places to buy of low cost and low
      >shipping, from amateurs to amateurs !! :
      >
      ><http://www.thepartsplace.k5nwa.com>http://www.thepartsplace.k5nwa.com
      >
      >
      >http://www.dspradio.org/catalog/21
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >On 2 November 2012 15:39, Sid Boyce
      ><<mailto:sboyce@...>sboyce@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >Farnell have a policy of free shipping for a
      >minimum order of £20, less than that and their
      >shipping cost is over the top. If they have to
      >ship from the States it's even more costly.
      >
      >RS is not significantly dearer than Farnell,
      >shipping is more reasonable and I can also pick
      >up orders next day at their local depot.
      >73 ... Sid.
      >
      >
      >On 02/11/12 14:14, Malti wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>RS components are expensive !!
      >>
      >>On 2 November 2012 12:52, Sid Boyce
      >><<mailto:sboyce@...>sboyce@...> wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>A word of caution.
      >>You need SOIC parts.
      >>I have ordered some FST3257's only to receive
      >>parts with a smaller footprint SOIP.
      >>
      >>For FST3253 I ordered from Hong Kong and we had
      >>to exchange a number of emails to ensure they
      >>were the correct form factor, the mistake above
      >>loomed large and I had to email a picture and point to the part on Digikey.
      >>
      >>I recently got some 74CBT3257's from RS
      >>Components this week to replace a FST3257 on a
      >>UHFSDR, resulting in a noise floor of -60dBm and no signal.
      >>73 ... Sid.
      >>
      >>
      >>On 02/11/12 08:12, John wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>RS Components have the Texas version CBT3253 stock number 663-1723
      >>>
      >>>Farnell also CBT3253 stock number 1750447
      >>>
      >>>Farnell are cheaper price.
      >>>
      >>>John G3UGY
      >
      >
      >
      >--
      >
      >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
      >

      Cecil - k5nwa
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    • Chris Stake
      Ok, at least it proves I was paying attention. :-) Chris From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jess_flyin_high
      Message 32 of 32 , Nov 3, 2012
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        Ok, at least it proves I was paying attention. :-)

         

        Chris

         

         

         

        From: softrock40@yahoogroups.com [mailto:softrock40@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jess_flyin_high
        Sent: 03 November 2012 03:38
        To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [softrock40] Re: RXTX Ensemble, lots of headaches / faulty board

         

         

        The whisker you can see in the pic is a result of me leaning over the board to take the picture a couple of hours after having my hair cut

        Jess

        --- In softrock40@yahoogroups.com, "Chris Stake" <stake@...> wrote:
        >
        > What's that filament on the PCB which encircles the legend for R28 on your
        > picture? Could it be a whisker of wire? Is that the culprit?
        >
        > Chris

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