What do you do with those crappy bits of the Christmas ham? Well you make a pull apart of course. Dice it up, add come caramelized onions and a ton of cheese to your favorite bread dough and bake it up. It lasted all of 10mins after it came out the oven. Yeah it was that good.
I have been slowly collecting SMD parts, most of the bigger stuff is just as easy to use as through hole, so making the change has not been such an issue as i thought it might. But, the problem comes, how to sort and store them. Well there is a solution, the uSleeve by EEVblog. Dave Jones has these really high quality parts sleeves on his webstore. They are kind of expensive for plastic sleeves, but, they anti static and come in A4 sizes, one with 10 pockets and one with 7 pockets. You get 10 of each for $25 Aud shipped. So I am in the process of moving parts out shoe boxes and into A4 ring binders.
No this is not a sad story about when the Australian Aboriginals first met white people and had their lands taken from them, this is the beginning of the story of 2020 and the first contact I made, hopefully the first contact of many. Nothing exotic here about VK2 but it is the first contact in the log for 2020 and the beginning of a new decade in amateur radio for me. Onward and upwards.