Let's Build A Softrock 40m/80m RXTXv6.2
First, you need some documentation. You can download it here.
If you'd like a little surface mount soldering review, these short videos may help you.
Surface Mount Soldering Resistors 6 minutes - 64 meg
Surface Mount Soldering IC's 4 1/2 minutes - 46 meg
You should now be all prepared! Lets build a Softrock!
The kit contains the following bags of components. Not shown is a hardware bag containing nuts, bolts, heatsink and spacers.
We are going to do this one step at a time testing as we go. That way if there is a mistake made, we should catch it right away. We will jump around on the board so we can complete and test logical sections. The first major section that will be completed is the receiver. The receiver subsections are:
Section 1 - The power supply
Section 2 - The oscillator section
Section 3 - The divider section
Section 4 - T4 transformer build and test
Section 5 - Installing and testing the op amps
Section 6 - Installing and testing the mixer
Section 7 - Installing and testing the transmitter op amps
Section 8 - Installing and testing the transmitter mixer