The first version I built was the version 4, this was a short lived version - I think Rex, W1REX, once told me he had 45 PCB's available to go out in the field. The version 4 Sudden Storm PCB is red due to a mistake - it was meant to be blue!
The build was very easy and the PCB soldered very nicely, even though I used lead free solder. There is a trace missing from the Tune pot, so this had to be added using a jumper.
|Sudden Storm ver4 PCB. See if you can spot the trace fault!|
|Sudden Storm version 4 'red' (Why does John West print his labels upside down?)|
Rex, W1REX, usually supplies a tin, indeed the components are usually sealed inside and you have to open the tin to get the parts out! To save on shipping costs my kits came without tins. Luckily, tuna tins seem to be a standard size all over the world, so my John West tins are just the job. (Thank goodness my wife eats tuna!)
73 de Colin