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The presentation from Joe was FB, as always.
I have been building for several years, and I might have a fair "junk box" built up.
I pick up extra parts with every order I make for repairs or projects. You can get a pretty good resistor pack at Rat Shack.
I bought an assortment of caps from Doug and one of the other groups a few years ago.
It is hard to find all the different parts at a one stop shop!
Just my thoughts.
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Charlie , W5COV wrote:
Jeremy , there are probably several other people that are in the
same position that you are . Perhaps on some things there could be a
"group buy" done . Mouser usually has some VERY good prices when you
buy most items in quantity .
Be careful buying China parts on eBay . Some are not what they
appear to be or what they are advertised as , when you begin to peel
back the layers .
Disk ceramics are something that may seem like a trivial item , but
it is better to know that you are getting quality parts for several
reasons . One that applies to all parts , is make sure the quality
is good enough to be able to reliably reproduce your circuit or
Transistors are another China item that may or very well may not be
the same specs as what you think you are buying .
Maybe some individual or club could take on a project to provide a
builder/hobbyist assortment to start a good junk box .
Naturally an assortment of toroids should be a part of any junk box
and Diz might even be convinced to make up an assortment package .
Just a few thoughts . Hope to make it over there next year and meet
a lot of you in person .
Charlie , W5COV
On 4/6/2013 7:30 PM, Jeremy Utley
Want some advice from the experts, as I sit here in
Branson after the presentations. During Joe (K0NEB)'s
presentation on kit building, he recommended getting a
bunch of "common" parts (resistors, caps, etc) and
keeping them on hand in case you need them. As a
beginning builder, I was thinking I don't have much of a
junk box built up currently, and I wondered if some of
you in the group were just starting over again, what
kind of stuff would you want to stock up on? Know of
someplace that sells a "grab bag" of common stuff? Any
advice you guys can give me would be greatly