Friday, February 8, 2019

Slop Bucket II received

Steve KD1JV's latest design arrived today, the embossing tool came yesterday and the solder paste is due tomorrow (two days later now and still hasn't arrived). The only missing ingredient is Time and I can't order any of that.

Fortunately, Monday is looking pretty clear at the moment and I'm looking forward to getting a good start on this QRP SSB/CW kit for 20/40 meters.

I'm still debating whether or not to use a small hotplate to preheat the circuit board prior to using the embossing tool to melt the solder. Most of the YouTube videos I've been watching do not show a hotplate being used but many builders of Steve's prior kits do use one to minimize the time it takes to melt the solder paste.

I'll see what the latest consensus is among those planning on building this kit and then, lemming-like, will follow suit.
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2 comments:

  1. How goes the build?
    Mike
    VE3WDM

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    1. I didn't receive the solder paste in time to start when I had the time off. I do have it now and hope to start Sunday or Monday. In the meantime, I need to make a decision on whether to build it for 20m or 40m...

      73 - John

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