Yup, and if there's a hard way to do something, I'll find it.
was messing with my binocular toroid I thought up a 'rule of thumb' for winding
If you need a winding with an odd number of turns, insert the
'initial hair pin' from the opposite where the leads will be soldered. Each time
the leads are wrapped through and back to the side where they'll terminate add
'2' - therefore the count would be 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.
If you need an even
number of turns, insert the 'initial hair pin' on the same side where the ends
will terminate and then loop the ends back to that side. Again add 2 each time
the leads are looped through both holes - therefore the count would be 2, 4, 6,
David Martin - K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.
Quoting Stephen Roberts :
Yes, those are nasty to wind. I hope I got mine right. I guess I'll
find out when I do my smoke test. BTW, is there any way to test a toroid to
ensure that you got it right? Installing caps this afternoon and winding the
rest of the toroids.
On Mar 26, 2013, at 11:41 AM, David Martin wrote:
Maybe I should go
back and check my small binocular, I re-did my big
binocular 3 times before I was satisfied I did it right.
But the first
problem I had with the big binocular was I had soldered the "end"
connections into the holes for the capacitors !! After that I questioned
everything I did with that big binocular.
David Martin -
K5DCM - Mountain Home Ar.
Quoting "Lee Mairs
The first small binocular toroid has been driving me crazy for two
days now. I keep losing count and end up unwinding everything to
start over again.
Can anybody tell me if there is enough excess 34 ga magnet wire in
the kit to trye and start over again. I suspect my first (and
second thru sixth) try wire has a lot of nicks in it.
73 de Lee
On 3/25/2013 5:44 PM, Louis Axeman
Good luck to you, also, Steve. I hope the
toroids wind up successfully. Will probably start
soldering resistors tomorrow and then try
Monday, March 25, 2013 4:10 PM
[4sqrp] Re: A Good Night for Finishing Pig Rig
Good luck Lou. My first post here and I just
started my pig rig too. Going to wind my
toroids tonight if I can.
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> Finally finished inventorying Pig Rig
#204 parts tonight so this is a good night for
> Lou, N8LA