Yesterday instead of setting off explosives to celebrate our Independence Day I melted some solder. Taking my shiny new Hakko 936 ESD soldering station out for a spin I build the Continuity Tester kit from pQRP. The soldering went like a dream, which I expected when using a better setup than the $10 soldering iron I had been using from Radio Shack. With a bit of help from David, N8QG, to cut the necessary holes in the case the project is almost complete. I still need to file out the holes and connect the jacks and switches to the case.
3 weeks ago