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Soldering Skills & kits

KG7CSD , October 11 2017
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Re:Soldering Skills & kits
KG7CSD
FYI and topic of interest. In my endeavor to master the skills of soldering and to gain some knowledge on the subject of circuiting, I patiently await the arrival of (4) DIY Radio 40m cw shortwave Transmitter QRP Pixie kit Reciever 7.023-7.026MHz. It amazed me I could order four kits for a total of $9.96 and no shipping fees. I have also found a lot of info on the internet about these kits including YouTube Videos. If there is a shared interest here don’t hesitate to share and I will keep you posted on my new amateur radio adventure.

KG7CSD
Gary Dingman
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KG7CSD
Soldering Pixie Kit UPDATE -In just over 3 weeks the Pixie kits have arrived. After reading a FORUM POST (at some other active & interactive web site) I will consider replacing the supplied 7.023MHz crystal with solder post sockets to allow interchanging crystals such as 7.030 MHz which is a QRP calling frequency in the U.S.
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Gary Dingman
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AF7YQ
Learning how to solder is a critical skill. Once you learn it, you will always be able to do it (kinda like riding a bike..

I recommend all club members consider buying simple "how to solder" kits - available on Amazon - and learn this important skill.

Here is one example: https://smile.amazon.com/Elenco-AmeriKit-Learn-Solder-Kit/dp/B0009Z3JJA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510260275&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+solder+kit
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KG7CSD
The introduction booklet in this kit is in itself worth the price of the kit. The booklet contains plenty of illustration’s covering equipment, tools, and types of solder. It covers care and maintenance of the solder iron, as well as soldering & de-soldering techniques. It has detailed instruction specific to this kit including a brief introduction to the electronic components used. The booklet is now in my collection of related reference material. Another great resource for information on soldering and electronics is the “ARRL Handbook for radio communications”.
KG7CSD
Gary Dingman