[Coco] Now running with 2M boomerang Memory.

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Sat Jun 27 02:13:24 EDT 2020

On Friday 26 June 2020 23:15:36 Roy Justus via Coco wrote:

>  Get a Xytronix iron from Jameco

I hope yours lasts more than the 6 months I got out of one. Something 
went south in the temp regulation and the outfit in Nebraska I bought it 
from refused to do anything about it.

>  they  have tips that last a lifetime.
> also I use dissection microscope.   Mine set me back about $ 600
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John E. Malmberg <wb8tyw at qsl.net>
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Sent: Sat, Jun 6, 2020 7:36 pm
> Subject: [Coco] Now running with 2M boomerang Memory.
> * I need a better soldering iron.  The 30+ year old 15W one from Radio
> Shack is on it's last tip that I have for it.  It is barely good
> enough to do this type of work.
> Need to figure out what to get and where to get it, and how much it is
> going to cost.
> So looking for recommendations.  This is for hobby use.
> * My two solder sucking systems did not have enough suction to save
> destroying the 68b09E chip.  One is just a suction bulb on on a hollow
> tip version of the 15 watt version, that probably came from Radio
> Shack way back when.  The other is the spring loaded suction from
> Radio Shack.
> Still have the chip if I can manage to solder pins back on it.  :-)
> I seem to remember that the spring loaded one used to have enough
> suction to clear the pins of things I was desoldering.
> I was only able to clear the solder on about 50% of the pins with the
> two soldering suckers.
> Not sure where I got the one with the suction bulb.  I do not remember
> buying it, and this may have been the first time I used it.
> Not sure if I could afford anything better, but it would be
> interesting to know the options.
> * Third problem is the the variable transition bi-focals.  It is hard
> to find a position that I can really see what I am doing.  I may need
> to get a pair of glasses just for doing this type of work, or some
> type of magnifying glass.
> Regards,
> -John
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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