[time-nuts] low noise multiplication to 100 MHz
holrum at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 26 06:57:54 UTC 2016
Actually not hard to do... lay out circuit board (free version of Eagle), have boards fab'd at Oshpark.com or your favorite Chinese proto shop (I like gojgo.com). Have solder paste stencil made at oshstencils.com. Squeege solder paste down with a credit card. Place components by hand. Reflow board with a modified toaster oven, electric skillet, hot air tool, etc.
If you want to get anywhere in electronics these days, you really need to get set up to do simple SMD work. It's not hard or expensive. The days of point to point wiring of vacuum tubes to terminal strips be looong gone. Through-hole and DIP packages are not far behind.
> There are other neat parts out there but again who is able to
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