Re: manhattan style pads

Hans Summers <Hans.Summers@...>

Mark, Bruce et al

I don't think the difference between "ugly" and "Manhatten" methods is all
that much.

My method is a bit of a hybrid I suppose. Mostly ugly. But if I find a point
needs to be better anchored I sometimes use a 10M resistor to ground (ok for
low impedance signal points) or a .22uF capacitor to ground (ok for dc
voltage points).

Sometimes I find I want pads. I mounted all the BITX20 inductors and
trifilar transformers on pads. But not nice circular pads like in the copper
island construction kit. I just find scraps of PCB stock and cut them up
into rough squares approximately 5mm x 5mm with a wire cutter. They're ugly
but it works and takes literally seconds.

73 Hans G0UPL

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Jones <Mark@...>
To: BITX20@... <BITX20@...>
Sent: Sat Jun 26 16:39:19 2004
Subject: RE: [BITX20] manhattan style pads


I bought a "Copper island Construction Kit" but they ceased trading a while
ago, I found someone (and I can't remember who or find the e-mails) that
sent me some replacement (re-stock) pads via the GQRP reflector. I just paid
the postage - a great deal and very helpful, he said that a friend of his
was able to make them at work.

Sorry I can't help more - I thought about making some but it was just to

Mark. G0MGX

-----Original Message-----
From: nd8i [mailto:bruceraymond@...]
Sent: 26 June 2004 16:28
To: BITX20@...
Subject: [BITX20] manhattan style pads

I've been using ugly-style construction,
which has worked quite well. I've noticed
a bunch of constructors have used Manhattan-
style construction. Not being willing to
leave well enough alone, I want to give it
a try.

Where do people get the pads? Or how does
one make them from blank pcb material? I
suspect that trying to punch them out of
pcb material is a pretty slow and tedious
process, so I suspect there must be a better


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