Re: QRPometer mod

Johnny AC0BQ

Hello Tom
Good idea. 
I was one of the prototype builders and I made a plate from some old plexiglass I had and used longer screws with spacers to keep mine from shorting out!
Worked well, sounds like your solution was easier!!
Johnny AC0BQ

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On Oct 6, 2013, at 9:20 PM, Tom Sevart <tmsevart@...> wrote:


I just recently built my QRPometer bought at Ozarkcon (shows how slow I
am to get around to building things) and put it together in a couple of
nights. Nice little kit but the thing I didn't like was having the
solder contacts on the bottom board exposed. The connections across the
battery terminals are also exposed, so if you accidentally lay your
QRPometer across a screwdriver or some other metal tool, you run the
risk of shorting it out. Plus I don't like the idea of getting all that
lead solder on my hands while using or carrying the QRPometer.

So I bought a cheap, thin black plastic folder at Wally World to match
the black PC board, set the QRPometer on top of it, and then cut out a
piece with a box cutter to fit the back of the meter. I then cut four
tiny X's for the screws, then put the thin piece of plastic on the back
and secured it with the four nuts. I then attached the four rubber feet
that came with the kit to the plastic. Now I don't have to worry about
laying my QRPometer on something metal and shorting anything out or
having to wash the lead off my hands after using it.

Tom Sevart N2UHC
St. Paul, KS

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