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Homebrew and other kit building.

PFR-3 Stalled

Well, the PFR-3 still isn’t finished.  It’s almost done, just lacking a couple of components and final assembly.  Maybe I can get back to it this winter.

PFR-3 Board Mid-Build

PFR-3 Kit Build So Far – Part 3

I’ve been a little distracted with family activities and my new Dillon 650XL.  But, it’s time to finish this project up so I can do a little portable operating over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

I’m up to winding the torroids.  Hopefully I’ll get that done tonight and can test that section.

Here’s a picture of where the board sits today.  Most of the soldering has been rather easy compared to what I was expecting.  It hasn’t really been any more difficult than the other small kits I’ve built.

PFR-3 Board Mid-Build

The only potential problems I’ve noticed so far have been that the paddle and headphone jacks don’t sit exactly square to the board.  I worked on them a bit, and it’s better, but not perfect.  we’ll see what happens when I go to plug the W5JH BBW in.  I fully expect to rework the jacks.

PFR-3 Arrival

The postman brought a small box yesterday…  My PFR-3 has arrived and I’m already getting started.  Check the Operating > Projects section for info on this kit and the W5JH BBW kit.