Re: [softrock40] Softrock Ensemble RXTX Parts Question
- Hi Mike,
The capacitor marked 181J is 180pF where for the 40m/30m/20m build of the kit C24 and C26 should be 180pF. The two capacitors marked 82J are 82pF capacitors use when the kit is built for 30m/20m/17m operation.
Please send me your mailing address and I will send you one 180pF capacitor.
Hope the kit build goes well for you.
Tony KB9YIGOn Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Mike Saeger <mike.saeger@...> wrote:
According to the WB5RVZ website -- Revisions 1/31/2013 C24 and C26 should be 180pf instead of 150pf, but the RF/Switching parts list still shows 150pf. He comments that he uploaded the new parts to the documentation so I'm a bit confused.
Am I supposed to go out and purchase a couple of 180pf capacitors? Also, I can't find the 180pf C27 capacitor in my kit. I looked at every capacitor under a magnifying glass. Is it possible it is marked in some weird way?
I do have one cap that looks like it is marked 821J and another two marked 82J (that's what it looks like to me). Perhaps I need to go buy 3 180pf capacitors?
My circuit board is labeled: 5/24/10.
- Mike:You are not the first to get bit by the poor quality markings on these caps. That 8 can look awfully like a 1, as in this picture from the bill of materials: