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Subject: RE: [motm] Newbie question

From: "Dave Bradley" <daveb@...>
Date: 2000-05-26

Everything is relative. If you have assembled kits before, can solder
neatly, follow instructions, and have a good ear, you can assemble the 300
and calibrate it just fine without an oscilloscope. The scope is darned
useful to troubleshoot if something goes wrong, however.

Dave Bradley
Principal Software Engineer
Engineering Animation, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: andy@... [mailto:andy@...]
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 1:12 PM
> To:
> Subject: [motm] Newbie question
> The different MOTM kits are marked with difficulty easy, medium, and
> difficult. In particular the 300 is labeled difficult. From those
> folk who have assembled one, is the difficulty in the assembly or in
> the calibration or both?
> I have assembled many HeathKits in the early 70's, and PAIA kits from
> the mid 70's into the 80's, and some of the newer PAIA kits recently.
> I do not own an oscilloscope, and I have used one in the past in
> various college labs, however I will not claim to know how to use
> one now.
> If I order a 300 kit, what am I in for to get it working?
> By the way, Fred B. and Celeste H. met at my house a short ways back
> at the first Bay Area MOTM club meeting. I have no MOTM stuff now,
> but that will change soon.
> Thanks in advance
> Andy Miller
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