Re: uBITX 5 - Backing Away #calibration

Donald <donwestpwl@...>

I worked on consumer and industrial electronic gear for over 30 years. I have seen unsoldered component leads in TVs, high dollar stereos and commercial equipment. Somehow, the joint didn't get any solder. Somehow, the simple physically-touching connection remained good through board testing, board installation, shipping and end-use installation. Then it worked for a while, sometimes years!

Some years back, Kenwood made a 2m mobile that was notorious for the LCD display loosing contact with the circuit board, resulting in a blank display. NASA had a Mars rover mission fail. When it comes to electronics, *stuff* happens, no matter the price, construction quality, or level of support.

Donald, KB5PWL

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