[AMRadio] Dumber than a rock question . .


George KB2Z Thermionic_Emission at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 13 15:18:20 EST 2005


Not sure if they still carry it, but Radio Shack sells/sold something 
very similar, in different sizes. I haven't bought any for a few 
years. Might be worth a look.
Good luck, George


At 02:38 PM 11/13/05, you wrote:
>I had a good friend send me som Vero / Stripboard from the UK.  Fabulous
>stuff!
>
>For those that don't know, Vero board or Stripboard is perfboard with a
>copper strip the entire length of each horizontal row of holes.  Cuts are
>made to break the horizontal strip with a special cutting tool, or a drill
>bit just twisted a couple times by hand.  Cuts would be made in the case of
>an IC - take for example a 26-pin dip package.  You would need to cut 8
>traces by twisting the drill bit between the rows where the IC is to be
>inserted.  8 traces, that is unless two lined up pins from the adjacent row
>connect - 1 and 16, for example.
>
>The board is easy to use, but does take some thought in regards to layout to
>minimize the need to cut traces or use jumpers.  Meccano, the same makers of
>the Erector Set, offers this handy layout sheet for working with Stripboard.
>See http://www.eleinmec.com/article.asp?11 and choose your format - word,
>pdf, etc. for viewing.
>
>If I order board myself, I get it from Rapid Electronics in the UK at
>http://www.rapidelectronics.co.uk/rkmain.asp?PAGEID=80008.
>
>I can't understand why this stuff never became popular in the US.  Then
>again, I can't understand why the majority of good electronics and computer
>magazines are no longer published in the USA either.
>
>73,
>de Joe, N6DGY
>
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>Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Dumber than a rock question . .
>
>Barrie, you can buy push pins specially made to fit tightly into those perf
>board holes and then solder your connections and parts directly to the
>stakes/pins. It is a popular way of anchoring things to perf board.  I
>prefer a metal chassis and terminal boards for larger tube stuff.
>
>However, for BOARD type construction the BEST thing is  called VERO BOARD.
>It is hard to find in the USA though.
>
>On 13 Nov 2005 at 11:37, Barrie Smith wrote:
>
> > Well, guys, I've built a heap of stuff over a many year period, but
> > have never used perfboard.
> >
> > I'm in the process of building an in-shack controller for an antenna
> > matching device that is at the base of one of my towers.  This unit
> > has a 90 microhenry coil therein, with four latching vacuum relays
> > which will short out turns as needed for matching.
> >
> > Since the latching vacuum relays have no auxilery contacts, I bought
> > four small perfboard latching relays which will be in the control box
> > in the shack.  These relays will actuate the vacuum relays outside and
> > also light a LED, so I will know how many turns are shorted on the outside
>coil.
> >
> > I bought some perfboard (for the first time), and took a look at it
> > last night.  The relays fit in the holes just fine, with a small
> > amount of pin sticking through the other side.
> >
> > So, what the hell do I do with it?  Wrap some wire around the
> > protruding pins and solder it?  Put the wire in an adjacent hole and
> > run a solder trace?
> >
> > Well, I told you it was dumb!
> >
> > 73, Barrie, W7ALW
> >
> >
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