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Resistor Color Code Guide

Richard Thorne-2
I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
thing necessary to build a K2.

I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave
you the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.

I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?


Rich Thorne
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Amarillo, TX

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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

Stephen W. Kercel
Rich:

Here's a handy link:

http://www.electronics123.com/amazon/tools/resistor/calculator.htm

73,

Steve Kercel
AA4AK


At 06:03 PM 4/9/2005 -0500, you wrote:

>I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
>thing necessary to build a K2.
>
>I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
>RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave you
>the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.
>
>I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone call
>I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?
>
>
>Rich Thorne
>ARS: N5ZC
>AMA: N5ZC
>Amarillo, TX
>
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RE: Resistor Color Code Guide

Don Wilhelm-3
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Rich,

My 8 year old grandson grasped the resistor/capacitor color code in about 15
minutes of sorting resistors.  Buy one of those resistor 'grab-bags' and
sort them - when you are finished, you should have a good recall of the
color code.

73,
Don W3FPR

> -----Original Message-----
>
> I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
> thing necessary to build a K2.
>
> I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
> RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave
> you the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.
>
> I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
> call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?
>
>


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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

Sandy W5TVW
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Color code is easy!  Remember the rhyme we learned in radio school:

Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly!
Gold is more valuable than Silver!

First letters in each word gives clue to color.

Do they still talk about ELI the ICE man?  (To find about when voltage leads current
and vice-versa.)

73,
Sandy W5TVW
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen W. Kercel" <[hidden email]>
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Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Resistor Color Code Guide


| Rich:
|
| Here's a handy link:
|
| http://www.electronics123.com/amazon/tools/resistor/calculator.htm
|
| 73,
|
| Steve Kercel
| AA4AK
|
|
| At 06:03 PM 4/9/2005 -0500, you wrote:
| >I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
| >thing necessary to build a K2.
| >
| >I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
| >RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave you
| >the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.
| >
| >I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone call
| >I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?
| >
| >
| >Rich Thorne
| >ARS: N5ZC
| >AMA: N5ZC
| >Amarillo, TX
| >
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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

Thom LaCosta
On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Sandy wrote:

> Color code is easy!  Remember the rhyme we learned in radio school:
>
> Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly!

May not be Politically Correct!


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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

Doug Forman
Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White

Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes West

-de  N7BNT  Doug

Thom R Lacosta wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Sandy wrote:
>
>> Color code is easy!  Remember the rhyme we learned in radio school:
>>
>> Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly!
>
>
> May not be Politically Correct! craft.com

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RE: Resistor Color Code Guide

Ron D'Eau Claire-2
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Rich, N5ZC wrote:

...in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave
you the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.

I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?

----------------------------------------

You'll find a complete color code chart and information for identifying
other part values such as chokes and caps used in your Elecraft kit in the
front part of your Elecraft manual, along with soldering tips and other
important build data.

Ron AC7AC


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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

Margaret Leber
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Thom R Lacosta wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Sandy wrote:
>> Color code is easy!  Remember the rhyme we learned in radio school:
>> Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly!
> May not be Politically Correct!

Clearly not politically correct...but I still use it anyway :-)
But bless Elecraft for printing part codes in the manual.

  -Maggie-

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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

N2EY
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> I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
> call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?
>

I made one, decades ago, from shirt cardboard. Used little brother's crayons.
Still have it someplace.



73 de Jim, N2EY
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RE: Resistor Color Code Guide

Robert McGwier
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Not politically correct?  Only the most boorish idiot that ever lived
would even dream of sending it.  Pardon my lack of political
correctness.

Bob
N4HY



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Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 12:23 AM
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May not be Politically Correct!


73,Thom-k3hrn


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RE: Resistor Color Code Guide

Eric J
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Well, we went through ways the military taught code practice. Here's how the
military taught me to remember the color code including tolerance:

Bad   Boys  Rape Our    Young  Girls But  Violet Gives Willingly for Gold
Silver or Nothing

Black Brown Red  Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Gray  White          5%
10%       20%

I've remembered it for 43 years. And that's the clean one.

Eric
KE6US



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[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of W3FPR - Don Wilhelm
Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 5:11 PM
To: Richard Thorne; elecraft
Subject: RE: [Elecraft] Resistor Color Code Guide

Rich,

My 8 year old grandson grasped the resistor/capacitor color code in about 15
minutes of sorting resistors.  Buy one of those resistor 'grab-bags' and
sort them - when you are finished, you should have a good recall of the
color code.

73,
Don W3FPR

> -----Original Message-----
>
> I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
> thing necessary to build a K2.
>
> I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
> RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave
> you the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.
>
> I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
> call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like this?
>
>


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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide

zeke7237
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On Apr 9, 2005 8:26 PM, Doug Forman <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White
>
> Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes West
>

That's the one I learned, and I'm pretty sure I got it from the BSA
Electronics merit badge handbook.

de John/W1RT
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Re: Resistor Color Code Guide - Thanks

Richard Thorne-2
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Thanks for all the info fellas.  I didn't realize this information is in
the manual, and its obviously on the net with a quick search.

I thought it would be neat to have a tool I used years ago.  I think I
may have been lucky.  The local Radioshack told me they are no longer
available.  However, he checked the company inventory and found one in
another city and is having shipped here.

If that doesn't pan out I'll print one off the net or copy it out of the
manual and laminate it so it will be handy.

Thanks again for all the ideas.

Rich - N5ZC

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Sent: Saturday, April 09, 2005 6:03 PM
Subject: [Elecraft] Resistor Color Code Guide


> I'm slowly but surely gathering the tools and such so I'll have every
> thing necessary to build a K2.
>
> I remember in my earlier ham days that I had a little chart from
> RadioShack.  You dialed up the colors in the correct order and it gave
> you the value of the resistor.  It may come in handy during the build.
>
> I don't think RadioShack carries these any longer, per a quick phone
> call I just made.  Are there any other sources for something like
> this?
>
>
> Rich Thorne
> ARS: N5ZC
> AMA: N5ZC
> Amarillo, TX
>
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