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 ““. 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.

    Places that sell solder stations and solder:

    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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