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October 18, 2012
Physics geek, misplaced Canuck, amateur radio guy
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about 10 months ago
PL-259 connectors do fit on them. I also don't know what they're called either, but it's pretty easy to replace with a BNC connector. The center of the connector is just a hole that the wire gets soldered into. A bit of heat from a soldering iron and the wire comes right out. Replace with a BNC, solder the wire to the middle pin and Bob's your Uncle.
I was given a Heathkit IG-102 signal generator a few years ago that still works pretty well. Old Heathkit test gear is fun to play with
about 7 years ago
Took me about an hour to put this kit together and had no left over parts. A DVM is useful for checking the values on the resistors because the bands can be hard to read on them. Tested using my bin of random caps and it seems to work ok. It took me a few tries to realize that the J5 connector is split in half. For polarized caps, the positive lead goes into one of the three holes on the left side and the negative lead goes into one of the three holes on the right side. Larger caps with thick leads may not fit into J5 though. Pretty fun kit to put together.
I used mine to measure some 820 uF caps and was able to get readings that were pretty close to the nominal value of the caps.
about 7 years ago
on the kit I got, 6-12 V was printed on the board for an input voltage
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