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Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

Mark Petrovic
Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

tomb18

Hi I use a Weller WES51.  You can get it and all accessories at digikey
73 Tom
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Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

David Christ
Circuit Specialists in the Phoenix area has a nice assortment.  I have found them a reliable mail order source as have others.  Just a customer.

<http://www.circuitspecialists.com/soldering-stations>

David K0LUM


> On Jan 23, 2016, at 10:01 PM, Tom <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>
> Hi I use a Weller WES51.  You can get it and all accessories at digikey
> 73 Tom
> va2fsq.com
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> -----Original Message----- From: Mark Petrovic
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:11 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Elecraft] Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1
>
> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>
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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

Phil Wheeler-2
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Here a WES51, too. An excellent choice.

Phil W7OX

On 1/23/16 8:01 PM, Tom wrote:

>
> Hi I use a Weller WES51.  You can get it and all
> accessories at digikey
> 73 Tom
> va2fsq.com
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Mark Petrovic
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:11 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Elecraft] Soldering station
> recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1
>
> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1,
> and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled
> soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>

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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

GaryK9GS
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I have the Hako FX888D

I love it.  I work in electronics manufacturing and our factory
equipment guy recommended them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_1_5_acs_h_2i_2593162011_13837391?ie=UTF8&qid=1453611442&sr=8-5-acs&node=13837391&srs=2593162011&field-keywords=hakko+soldering+station




On 1/23/2016 9:11 PM, Mark Petrovic wrote:

> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> --
> 73,
>
> Gary K9GS
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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

Don Wilhelm-4
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Mark,

Most any temperature controlled soldering station will do a good job for
you.
I use the Hakko 936 soldering station although I believe that has been
discontinued.  Circuit Specialists does have a knock-off of the Hakko
936 which takes the same tips.  You might want to consider something
like that.  You want an iron that can be adjusted in temperature and has
replacable tips.
I like the 1/16 inch screwdriver tip for most applications - the flats
on the tip will transfer heat better than a conical tip, but your
experience may vary, there are many who swear by the conical tips.

Do not use a regular non-temperature controlled soldering iron. They get
too hot and can damage the board.  Those irons were fine when soldering
to vacuum tube bases, but those days are in the past unless you are
restoring boat anchor gear.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/23/2016 10:11 PM, Mark Petrovic wrote:
> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>

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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

AB2E Darrell
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Ditto here on the WES51 solder station, very well-built and reliable.
73 Darrell AB2E

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Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

Here a WES51, too. An excellent choice.

Phil W7OX

On 1/23/16 8:01 PM, Tom wrote:

>
> Hi I use a Weller WES51.  You can get it and all
> accessories at digikey
> 73 Tom
> va2fsq.com
>
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Mark Petrovic
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:11 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Elecraft] Soldering station
> recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1
>
> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1,
> and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled
> soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>

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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1

N1EU
I've got the digital readout WESD51, very pleased, and good assortment of
tips available.

Barry N1EU

On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 5:13 AM, AB2E Darrell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Ditto here on the WES51 solder station, very well-built and reliable.
> 73 Darrell AB2E
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> ________________________________________
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> Wheeler <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 11:47 PM
> To: Elecraft Reflector
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Soldering station recommendation in preparation
> forbuilding a K1
>
> Here a WES51, too. An excellent choice.
>
> Phil W7OX
>
> On 1/23/16 8:01 PM, Tom wrote:
> >
> > Hi I use a Weller WES51.  You can get it and all
> > accessories at digikey
> > 73 Tom
> > va2fsq.com
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message----- From: Mark Petrovic
> > Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:11 PM
> > To: [hidden email]
> > Subject: [Elecraft] Soldering station
> > recommendation in preparation forbuilding a K1
> >
> > Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1,
> > and am seeking a
> > recommendation for a temperature controlled
> > soldering station
> > mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
>
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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

Kevin Stover
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I have the Hakko 936D which isn't made anymore. It's been replaced by
the FX-888.
I second Don's recommendation for the 1/16" chisel tip.
I built my loaded K2/100, KAT-100, 2T-gen, N-Gen, and XG2 with the 936
using the 1/16" and 1/8" chisel tips.

On 1/23/2016 9:11 PM, Mark Petrovic wrote:
> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
> recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thank you.
>


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Re: [Bulk] Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

Bill Coleman-2
I built my K2/100 and all of it’s accessories with nothing more sophisticated than a Weller WE25. Not exactly a “soldering station.”


> On Jan 24, 2016, at 2:43 PM, Kevin Stover <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I have the Hakko 936D which isn't made anymore. It's been replaced by the FX-888.
> I second Don's recommendation for the 1/16" chisel tip.
> I built my loaded K2/100, KAT-100, 2T-gen, N-Gen, and XG2 with the 936 using the 1/16" and 1/8" chisel tips.
>
> On 1/23/2016 9:11 PM, Mark Petrovic wrote:
>> Hi.  I am preparing to build the Elecraft K1, and am seeking a
>> recommendation for a temperature controlled soldering station
>> mentioned in the K1 assembly guide.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>
>
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Re: Soldering station recommendation in preparation for building a K1

Petr, OK1RP/M0SIS
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Hi Mark,

any kind of Weller is good with proper tip mounted.
Do not use extremelly tiny tip as it could make warming through issues.
Most important is grounding your Weller properly as same as using ESD mat grounded.

Good luck in building your K1 and see you on the air soon Mark,

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