Saturday, July 23, 2005


Carpets and SMD

Several cautionary tales of SMD at home are in the SMK-1 trials and tribulations thread in QRP-L. (The SMK-1 was a much smaller QRP transceiver, now out of production.) The oddest piece of advice was to stretch a nylon stocking over the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner so you could find lost SMD components by vacuuming them up. Oh. On second thought, make that ONE SMD component; if you vacuum up two different unmarked components you would have to measure the eensie things before you could solder them in.

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