SMD Soldering Tips and Tricks

SMD Soldering Tips and Tricks

On this very special edition of According to Pete, our intrepid DoE is sharing some of his favorite and most useful SMD soldering tips – because no Training Montage ever started with the hero already being really good at soldering.

Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station

Hakko FX888D-23BY Digital Soldering Station


Amateur Radio a hobby for the 21st century [ Great Video ]

Amateur Radio a hobby for the 21st century [ Great Video ]

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.
Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the country license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Bands." These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the country for use by ham radio operators.

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Heil Sound Microphone

Heil Sound PR 40 Microphone

The Heil PR 40 microphone boasts the widest frequency range of any dynamic mic in the Heil PR series. The PR 40 incorporates Heil’s sage-like understanding of phasing plug placement, along with the use of a very large (1.5"), low mass diaphragm, and custom magnet metals housed in a specially designed microphone body.

The PR 40 diaphragm is shock mounted such that it is completely de-coupled from the anodized Champaign matte-finished steel body. In addition to dual mesh screens, each made with different diameter screen apertures, there is an internal breath blast filter on the diaphragm element itself, providing superb response for the human voice across the entire vocal range, without "popping" noises. In fact, the PR 40 will provide flawless, smooth, flat response from 28 Hz all the way up to the 18k Hz, making this a great microphone for everything from vocals, to bass drums and tom drums, to guitar and bass cabinet mic’ing and more.

In short, the PR 40 is known by professionals as the "thoroughbred work-horse" of professional sound recording and reinforcement.