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Re: QCX - The Ultimate Walking Dead SHTF TXCVR? A not-so-serious, fun, thinking exercise
Arv Evans <arvid.evans@...>
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 11:36 AM Julian N4JO <n4jo@...
As an added note, this issue is why I have for years disputed guidance about handling static-sensitive components: "pick up ICs by the plastic case", etc.
No!!! Grab the whole darn thing while it's in its static bag (which you've previously picked up) and cuddle it lovingly in your closed palm as if it was your girlfriend's door key, touching all of the pins. Nothing will harm it there, because your body will capture and neutralize any static charges before they get anywhere near the pins of the chip. You might die of electric shock, but your successor will be able to pry the chip from your dead hands and finish the job you started with it ;-)
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