[AMRadio] Dumb Rock X2

Edward B Richards zuu6k at juno.com
Sun Nov 13 19:53:33 EST 2005


73, Ed Richards, K6UUZ
Simi Valley, California, 93065
Home of Air Force 1 Pavilion

On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 17:16:10 -0700 "Barrie Smith" <barrie at centric.net>
> Well, I wish to thank all for the advice regarding mounting and 
> wiring the small relays to perfboard.
> I just finished mounting one relay completely.  According to my DVM, 
> it's working just right.  I have three more (minimum) to mount.  
> Relative to the amount of time it took me to do one (granted, poor 
> eyesight), I'm not sure these small components are worth the 
> trouble, at least for me.
> I'm quite sure that had I been using larger relays that could be 
> bolted down, and that had larger and more easily solderable 
> connections, I'd have all four relays finished in the time it took 
> just one of the PC relays.
> So, where room isn't an issue, what's the logic of using such small 
> components (other than availability)?
> 73, Barrie, W7ALW
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