With the 20 Meter Oscillation Exorcism behind me, I have decided to take a break from electronics and do bit of woodwork. I took the walnut (I think) box that I bought via Amazon and cut out a big piece of the wood on the front. That's where the rectangular piece of copper clad board will go -- it will be the front panel, supporting the AF gain control, the bandswitch, the main tuning control, and the mic jack. A similar copper clad board will be on the back, this one supporting the antenna jack, speaker jack and 12V input jack (with space for a linear amplifier T/R control jack). (George Dobbs, G3RJV, calls this the "socketry.")
That beautiful copper sheeting will line the inside of the box.
I found the soft wood on this box to be very easy to work with. The little saw pictured above made the woodwork easy.
I have boiled linseed oil and clear polyurethane for the finish.
In response to popular demand, "SolderSmoke -- Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics" is now available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle.
Here's the site:
For the print version:
For shipping from a printer in the U.S. (probably better for N. American buyers) Click here: SolderSmoke USA Version
For shipping from a printer in the UK, Spain, or the USA (probably better for UK and other European buyers)
Click here: SolderSmoke EU Version
The two versions are identical, except for a minor difference in the paper used. That's why the prices are a bit different.
Bill's OTHER Book (Warning: Not About Radio)
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