Candy Deliveries

April 28th, 2010 by k8gu Leave a reply »

I’m fond of telling visitors to our home that I stock more electronic parts than a RadioShack.  That used to mean something.  But, I digress.

I took delivery of a used Cushcraft A50-3S 6-meter Yagi antenna yesterday (tnx, W8RU).  And, today a package arrived from Dan’s Small Parts and Kits.  Dan’s is a good place to pick up some unusal semiconductors.  In fact, he probably has the largest stock of thru-hole dual-gate MOSFETs left in the world.  I ordered a lifetime supply of piston trimmers and BF981s, in addition to a few other odds and ends for my VHF+ adventure.  As I use some of this stuff, it will get written up here—reminds me, I owe a schematic for the 6-meter RX converter.

Tomorrow, I expect to receive the remaining components (mostly miscellaneous carbon composition resistors) to build the TX section of the 6-meter converter from Mouser, in addition to some TS-930 spare parts purchased to make the shipping worthwhile.  Enough shopping!  It’s time to build some stuff.