Solder Skills – Kit Build

From our good friend John, K5DDT:

This past Saturday we had a training session at the clubhouse for the correct way to put connectors on coax. I could go on a long time about the quality of the information shared with those attending by Mark Lacy w5txr.

Mark was asked about giving a class on soldering. It was first suggested that this happen this Saturday on Sept 14th. In talking to Mark we agreed that the prep time was too short. I asked him to send me a list of what we need to participate. He sent me a list of resources to purchase kits and recommended solder equipment if you should need to purchase any. May I suggest that if you have concerns or questions that you contact Mark by email at “mark@w5txr.net“. If you don’t have the solder equipment or can’t get the recommended equipment or a kit, contact Mark and talk to him about it.

I’ve continued in the comments; All of the links Mark had in his email for reputable kits. Make sure to check it out.

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  1. Here is a list of kit building companies (reputable) . I suggest that the kits purchased by the hams is commensurate with their skill level.

    Avoid any kits that require SMT parts to be installed.

    https://www.qrp-labs.com

    https://elecraft.com

    https://www.kanga-products.co.uk

    https://www.qrphamradiokits.com

    http://vakits.com/catalog/ham-radio-kits

    http://www.4sqrp.com/kitIndex.php

    http://www.hamgadgets.com

    Places that sell solder stations and solder:

    http://www.techni-tool.com

    https://www.allelectronics.com

    https://www.jameco.com

    http://www.digikey.com

    A good electronic solder station is the Weller WESD51 or WE1010. .8mm diameter

    electronic solder 63/37 Tin/Lead. or 60/40

    Never use acid core solder.

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