From: Brad Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pat Taber <email@example.com>
There's an equally false assumption that collecting your own parts and
tack-soldering them together means you must be a radio god. It's not true,
and the rate of success for either method when used by an unqualified person
is about the same.
My comment: Not a god by any stretch, but gathering your own components
building your own boards teaches principles of tolerances, and design that
you won't get by doing a connect the dot kit.
That includes copying the PCB pattern or buying a board from a vendor. Thats
no different than buying a customized bag of parts (kit?) that may be
Try building a Sierra by buying the boards, and buying the parts by your self.
You exclusive kit builders would learn a lot. Stop being satisfied with connect
the dots! transition !!
73 Brad WB8YGG
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