Carrying this thought a little further, I'm wondering if there would
be some way to run the crystal case ground to a third pin and not
need paperclips at all. I'm not familiar with the SAVXO, NS40, or
PIGRIG pcb's, but if there were room, you could get a 4 machine pin
SIP socket, remove the 2nd pin (as before), bend the 4th pin at a 90
degree angle, and solder a bare wire to that pin. Then you could
solder that socket to the PCB, running the bare wire to ground.
Solder the crystal to a 2nd 4 pin SIP socket and run the case ground
to the 4th pin. When the crystal is plugged into the board, the
case will automatically be grounded. Just a thought.
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On 03/09/2013 09:25 AM, Tim McDonough
If you need a more robust technique also remember that
machine pin type
sockets stack easily. You could take another similar piece
the crystal to it so you are not stressing the crystal
leads each time
you insert or remove it.
Another good use for these strips is as sockets and
connectors in your
construction projects. Rather than solder all of the leads
and pots to the circuit board you can attach them to a
socket and then
plug that into a second socket mounted on your PCB. If you
ever have to
remove the board for repairs it's easy to unplug things.
> Am 09.03.2013 14:03 schrieb "Chuck Carpenter" <w5usj@...
> Here's one with pictures...
> Used this method on many Rock-Mites and others to
make complete band
> changes including output filters. Worked out well
with the SAVXO too.