- I just jumped off my safe zone
Re: I just jumped off my safe zone
Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...>
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Make this one from dowels and boards, with a rubber band to
hold things tightly. Szw of file a small notch to hold the PCB.
Great advise thanks. I already have everything except the panavise. Swaps are starting to pop up again now so maybe I can pick one up soon.
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Date: 6/2/21 6:53 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [QRPLabs] I just jumped off my safe zone
Phil, welcome aboard! I just completed my first QCX Mini last week and I'm having lots of fun with it. My three recommendations:
- Get a "Panavise" circuit board holder (or similar). You can never have enough hands.
- Get a tiny soldering iron, skinny solder, and de-soldering braid (if you don't already have them)
- Get a magnifying hood, goggles, or desk-mounted magnifier, along with a jeweler's loupe.
Mine fired up on the first try and tuned up easily. I get 4 watts @ 12v (5 @ 13.8) and make lots of great contacts. If I can hear them, they can usually hear me.
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