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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by WhiteTea, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. WhiteTea

    WhiteTea Guest

    I am putting together a 3 Stage FM Transmitter and am looking for some
    advice.

    I use a 30W pencil soldering tool but I need something with a smaller
    tip.
    (Solder on adjacent points ends up melting.)

    I am having to use a 8X or 20x jewelers loop to make sure my solder
    isn't shorting out. :)

    Thanks.
     
  2. Guest

    Try this one from MPJA:
    http://www.mpja.com/prodinfo.asp?number=15860+TL

    It's $15 plus shipping and has a 1/32" tip.

    John
     
  3. WhiteTea

    WhiteTea Guest

  4. Pete Wilcox

    Pete Wilcox Guest

    I've dealt with the odd fiddly job by wrapping a piece of ordinary 18swg
    tinned copper wire round the tip of my iron, leaving a little tab (1/4" or
    so) sticking out beyond the tip. The wire quickly reaches the same
    temperature as the iron, enabling soldering in confined spaces, etc.

    Cheers,
    Pete.
     
  5. WhiteTea

    WhiteTea Guest

    Thanks. I will do that.

    I am unemployed and my home repair business is down lately.

    Andy
     
  6. WhiteTea

    WhiteTea Guest

    Your idea worked great.

    For some reason(s) my transmitter just improves the reception of radio
    channels
    when I tune to an empty frequency. :)

    It's pert near impossible to find an empty frequency beween 95.0 and
    105.o Khz.

    I even replaced the one wire antenna with a dipole.

    Andy
     
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