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Friday, February 5, 2010

SolderSmoke Podcast 121

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5 February 2010
Into the Apennine snow! 
Technical troubles 
Roadkill computers
Luddite Curmudgeonism
Mars and Andromeda from Sabina
Telescopes and Olive Oil
Math and Electronics
Crashing R/C planes
5X5JD and the Uganda Tuna Tin
AA1TJ's diode amplifiers
Rotating parts boxes
MOVIE REVIEW: Avatar (2.5 Soldering Irons)
MAILBAG  

2 comments:

  1. I still suggest you annotate your bibliography and quotes for the SolderSmoke book. THis will give it that "academic edge" that will make it publishable...again.

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  2. No Luddite Curmudgeons Allowed Here!

    Hey Bill:
    I just finished a Softrock V8.3 receiver. You inspired me to get off my ..., but now you are sounding like a non-starter. My advice is to simplify the task. It is not necessary to use a toaster oven, frying pan or heat gun. You can do it perfectly well with fine solder, a good soldering iron and a magnifying glass. Solder paste might well make life easier, although I didn't have any. The latest winter 2010 issue of QRP Quarterly has a suggestion from W2SH, Charles, to use blue masking tape cut into narrow strips to help hold down the parts. I could have used that suggestion - or a third hand - when I built mine. Anyway - just do it. It isn't that hard.
    Paul AA6B

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