WTB - ODY1 or 2


Eugen Stavrica
 

Hi,

If there is any complete board for ODY 1 or 2, I would like to buy one.
I don't have experience with BGA soldering or other ultra small parts.

Please email me. I am good also on QRZ.
Thanks,
YO3XN - Op. Eugen


Uwe Cappeller <uwe.cappeller@...>
 

Hello Eugen,

you can order a partially assembled transceiver board Odyssey-2 on David's homepage but the FPGA is not assembled. BGA soldering is not a rocket sience. There are many videos on youtube. You can do it with a hot air or reflow (pizza ofen, hot plate, reflow ofen, pan cake griddle).

Maybe someone is here who wants to sell a build one.

73, Uwe DJ3FV


Marc olanie <Marc.olanie@...>
 

Hi Eugen
You'd better try to wait for the next Ody's batch, when David will have enough time to assemble some boards (or find a second hand rig) .
It is absolutely impossible to reliably solder a bga with a hot plate or grill, and definitely unthinkable to use a hot air gun. Particularly when dealing with 4 or 6 layer pcb. Risks to break a plated thru hole or have a bad solder joint are high.

The only way is to use a real reflow oven (not the one you use for cooking) with a real temperature control. Some
Hackerspaces are able to help you to solder you bga (as most, if not all ham radioclubs don't even have a soldering iron anymore)

73'
Marc f6itu

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De : ody-sdr@groups.io <ody-sdr@groups.io> De la part de Uwe Cappeller
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Objet : Re: [ody-sdr] WTB - ODY1 or 2

Hello Eugen,

you can order a partially assembled transceiver board Odyssey-2 on David's homepage but the FPGA is not assembled. BGA soldering is not a rocket sience. There are many videos on youtube. You can do it with a hot air or reflow (pizza ofen, hot plate, reflow ofen, pan cake griddle).

Maybe someone is here who wants to sell a build one.

73, Uwe DJ3FV


dan edwards
 

c'est dommage, Marc; tant pis !

73, w5xz, dan


On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 5:14:37 AM CST, Marc olanie <Marc.olanie@...> wrote:


Hi Eugen
You'd better try to wait for the next Ody's batch, when David will have enough time to assemble some boards (or find a second hand rig) .
It is absolutely impossible to reliably solder a bga with a hot plate or grill, and definitely unthinkable to use a hot air gun. Particularly when dealing with 4 or 6 layer pcb. Risks to break a plated thru hole or have a bad solder joint are high.

The only way is to use a real reflow oven (not the one you use for cooking) with a real temperature control.  Some
Hackerspaces are able to help you to solder you bga (as most, if not all ham radioclubs don't even have a soldering iron anymore)

73'
Marc f6itu


-----Message d'origine-----
De : ody-sdr@groups.io <ody-sdr@groups.io> De la part de Uwe Cappeller
Envoyé : mercredi 2 janvier 2019 10:39
À : ody-sdr@groups.io
Objet : Re: [ody-sdr] WTB - ODY1 or 2

Hello Eugen,

you can order a partially assembled transceiver board Odyssey-2 on David's homepage but the FPGA is not assembled. BGA soldering is not a rocket sience. There are many videos on youtube. You can do it with a hot air or reflow (pizza ofen, hot plate, reflow ofen, pan cake griddle).

Maybe someone is here who wants to sell a build one.

73, Uwe DJ3FV








Eugen Stavrica
 

Thank you all for reply and advice.
I will probably buy a Pcb from David.

Kind regards and a Happy new Year !,
YO3XN  - Op. Eugen


Marc olanie <Marc.olanie@...>
 

>c'est dommage, Marc; tant pis !

 

C’est la vie ! (one of the very first typical US idiom I leaned when traveling coast to coast ;- )  )

 

VY 73’

Marc


David Fainitski
 

Any laptop repair service, 50 $ and FPGA soldered with warranties. 

David