This page will be continually evolving. I will be documenting the tools that I use at my workbench. I plan to link to posts that show how I'm using the tools.
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- Fluke 8010A Digital Multimeter (I found one on eBay)
- Pocket parts test similar to this one
- I used a headband magnifier similar to this one. There are many options available.
- I use an LED lamp similar to this one to direct the light right on my work
- I have a FeelElec FY6900 that is similar to the one listed above
- This kit includes a solder sucker, flush cutters, tweezers, solder removal tools, and solder wick similar to what I use
- Numerous small screw drivers
- Dental picks similar to these
- Solder, Multicore 5 core, 63/37, Sn63Pb37, 0.022" (0.56mm) This is a fine solder that can be a little pricey. I picked up a 500G spool and have been using it for many years. Today, I'd probably pick up this Kester 44 Solder
- Solder wick - If you get a wick and it doesn't work well, try putting some solder on your iron tip to start things going. If that doesn't help, you may need to try a better rated wick Watch the shipping charges on this page!.
- If you do get into SMD work, you'll want to pick up a flux pen or flux paste. You will likely want to wash your board if you use them.
Battery Chargers and Power Supplies
The battery charger I use is a version prior to the one listed above.
Typically, operate QRP portable. That is why I have opted for the 3S1P batteries. They provide enough voltage and capacity for the miserly needs of many QRP radios.