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Hendricks Code Practice Oscillator Kit
Designed by Ken LoCasale, WA4MNT
This kit is offered to initiate the first time builder in the various techniques of mechanical and electronic kit construction. At the end of the approximately one hour project, the builder will produce a code practice oscillator to generate International Morse code, and bring about interest in ham radio.
This is a very basic, easy to assemble kit with all the components supplied. The professionally fabricated printed circuit board, electronic and mechanical components, and battery are all included.
The tools required are an inexpensive 20 watt soldering iron, hand drill, 1/8" dia. drill bit, rosin core solder, small side cutters, needle nose pliers, file, phillips screwdriver, and a centerpunch. The builder will begin the project by learning how to identify the various mechanical and electronic components. Then, step by step, assemble the project to produce a working code practice oscillator.
The builder will first check the parts inventory. This will teach identifying
the various components, and then assembling the printed circuit board. The
circuit will then be tested for operation before proceeding to the mechanical
portion. The use of simple hand tools is required, and the youngest builders
will require adult assistance and supervision. Soldering components is required,
so if you have never soldered components before, seek an "Elmer" to learn
basic soldering techniques. A working kit is assured by following the
instructions below, and will build confidence to pursue more complex kits as
construction skills are mastered.
CPO Assembly Manual