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1 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com1 Amateurs and Kits “I love the smell of solder in the morning” (or, Why kits?) Robby WB5RVZ

2 DARC 2 FEB 2010 For Note Takers

3 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com3 Why Build Kits Convenience Convenience Economy Economy Education Education Confidence Confidence Fun Fun

4 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com4 History Knight Kits (Allied Radio) Knight Kits (Allied Radio)

5 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com5History

6 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com6 History Heathkits Heathkits

7 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com7 History Lafayette Radio Lafayette Radio

8 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com8 What You Should Expect in a Kit Board Board Schematic Schematic Parts List/BOM Parts List/BOM Construction Documentation Construction Documentation Enclosure Enclosure On-Line Support/Resources On-Line Support/Resources

9 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com9 Some Kit Sources NORCAL QRP Club NORCAL QRP Club NORCAL QRP Club NORCAL QRP Club 4SQRP 4SQRP 4SQRP Softrock Softrock Softrock Genesis Genesis Genesis Ten-Tec Ten-Tec Ten-Tec Carls Carls Carls Ramsey Ramsey Ramsey Elenco Elenco Elenco Velleman Velleman Velleman Quality Kits Quality Kits Quality Kits Quality Kits AC6V Home Page Kits/links AC6V Home Page Kits/links AC6V Home Page AC6V Home Page W1WC Kits/Links W1WC Kits/Links W1WC Kits/Links W1WC Kits/Links Emtech Emtech Emtech HF Products (“Packer”) HF Products (“Packer”) HF Products HF Products Jackson Harbor Jackson Harbor Jackson Harbor Jackson Harbor

10 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com10 Tools

11 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com11 Trouble-Shooting

12 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com12 Newbie Strategy Start small and practical Start small and practical e.g.: e.g.: Beginners - Solder starter kits: Beginners - Solder starter kits: –Hobbytron –http://www.hobbytron.com/solder_kit.html –Velleman: start2.jpg start2.jpg start2.jpg –Elenco: 2-in-1-Learn-to-solder-kit-wtools-1037.html 2-in-1-Learn-to-solder-kit-wtools-1037.htmlhttp://www.kitsusa.net/phpstore/html/AK in-1-Learn-to-solder-kit-wtools-1037.html

13 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com13 Newbie Strategy Practical: Four State QRP electronic Keyer kit $17.00 (http://www.wa0itp.com/ aa0zzkeyer.html} Practical: Four State QRP electronic Keyer kit $17.00 (http://www.wa0itp.com/ aa0zzkeyer.html}http://www.wa0itp.com/ aa0zzkeyer.htmlhttp://www.wa0itp.com/ aa0zzkeyer.html Practical (SMD): Four State QRP Dummy Load SMD Starter Kit (40 2k 1206 resistors) $7.00 (http://www.wa0itp.com/ dummyload.html) Practical (SMD): Four State QRP Dummy Load SMD Starter Kit (40 2k 1206 resistors) $7.00 (http://www.wa0itp.com/ dummyload.html)http://www.wa0itp.com/ dummyload.htmlhttp://www.wa0itp.com/ dummyload.html

14 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com14 Newbie Strategy Practical: Ten-Tec Thru-hole transmatch tuning bridge, $18.00, Practical: Ten-Tec Thru-hole transmatch tuning bridge, $18.00,

15 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com15 Newbie - Tactics Be Prepared Be Prepared –Tools –Workspace and lighting –(Re)Read Documentation Be Organized Be Organized –Inventory Parts Against BOM –Organize Parts –Don’t trust colorcodes Be Refreshed and Alert Be Refreshed and Alert Ideally: Ideally: –Build a little, –test a little, –build a little, –test a little,...

16 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com16 Example – Softrock SR LIte II RX $18 SDR 20m receiver from KB9YIG $18 SDR 20m receiver from KB9YIG Kit includes: Kit includes: –Components –Board Documentation (via Documentation (via –Six Stages –Schematic –Detailed BOM –Detailed Stage Steps & Tests Support: Softrock40 Yahoo User Group Support: Softrock40 Yahoo User GroupSoftrock40 Yahoo User GroupSoftrock40 Yahoo User Group

17 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com17 Example – SR Lite II Schematic

18 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com18 Example – SR Lite II PCB

19 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com19 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage Subschematic

20 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com20 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage Stage Parts Placement Top Bottom

21 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com21 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage BOM

22 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com22 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage Steps

23 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com23 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage Tests

24 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com24 Example – SR Lite II PS Stage Completed Views

25 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com25 Example – SR Lite II Completed

26 DARC 2 FEB 2010www.wb5rvz.com26 Q&A Pick up my card. Pick up my card.


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