[time-nuts] Nifty "MINI TIC" for DMTD
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Fri Feb 8 16:12:27 EST 2013
Check to see if there are any tech auctions in your area.
Picked up a nice scope with stand and illuminator for $90 in the Seattle
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Dan Kemppainen
> Sent: Friday, February 08, 2013 12:25
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: [time-nuts] Nifty "MINI TIC" for DMTD
> We do 0603 and 0402 with IC's at .5mm lead spacing all day
> long. Under
> stereo zoom, it's not an issue. We have 50+ year old techs who build
> this stuff all day...
> We have one of these on every bench. At around $700 new for the 3x to
> 90x Zoom it's not bad. But may be prohibitive for home use. I can
> highly recommend adding a .5x bottom lens, as this increases your
> working distance by a factor of two...
> Once you go surface mount, you'll never want to do through hole again!
> On 2/8/2013 12:00 PM, time-nuts-request at febo.com wrote:
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:45:21 +0100
> > From: Volker Esper<ailer2 at t-online.de>
> > To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> > <time-nuts at febo.com>
> > Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Nifty "MINI TIC" for DMTD
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> > I bought a stereo microscope some days before and I agree
> with Bob. I
> > keep building non-RF projects the classical way (through
> hole) but if it
> > comes to radio frequency I prefer SMD since high frequency
> is easier to
> > handle. Can you tinker with the idea of buying a stereo
> microscope? It's
> > absolute fun to easily solder those miniature parts!
> > Volker - DF9PL
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