Genesis G59 Build Phase 7
The “Widow Maker” step. No I am kidding about that, but their are a lot of components to install in this phase and placement is critical. NØJRJ has a video up on it and he had to remove and reinstall a whole line of capacitors. Luckily I headed his warning and triple checked my placement.
After I completed the first part of this phase, I went to do the testing of IC2B and ran into problems. I ended up wasting half a day on a silly mistake. You see I started this back in January and got busy and set it aside. Well there is a mod that you have to do on the 160m band pass filter on this version of the board. You cut a trace and then solder in a jumper. All well and good, but I cut the trace back in January and didn’t solder on the jumper. This gave some weird voltage readings, but with the help of Bruce KF1Z I as able to find the mode and put the jumper on and all is well.
Then I went on to solder the inductors and capacitors in. Again make sure to check the BOM for all the components. there are a couple of capacitors not listed on the pictures on the website. I am missing one capacitor for the 80m band pass filter, but I was assured by Bruce that I could continue on until I got the part.
So until Phase 8 here’s to happy soldering!