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Re: Soldering iron for DEM preamp kit?



Geez! I guess I'm busted now. I used a regular iron like what would be used
to solder ICs onto a printed board. It has a chisel tip and I just filed it
a little and my pre-amp works at LEAST as good as the factory built one I
also have...

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Howell <bhowell@mail.utexas.edu>
To: Amsat List <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 5:48 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Soldering iron for DEM preamp kit?


> I recently purchased a DEM preamp kit for 2.4 gHz. Man, these parts are
teeny.
>
> I spoke with Steve at DEM and he said they use Kester #245 "no clean"
> solder to assemble their preamps. I don't have a problem obtaining
> the recommended solder,
> but I do not have a low wattage iron with a needle-tip for soldering the
SMDs.
>
> Looking at Web-catalog irons, it's hard to tell whether the tips are
> small enough.
>
> What brand / model number / availability of iron are people using on this
kit?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill Howell
>
> --
>
> Bill Howell
> University of Texas at Austin
> College of Fine Arts
> Office of Computing Technologies
> N5ALO  Amsat 32459  QRP-L 415
>
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