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A project log for QubeCast Max

QubeCast Max is a high powered radio module for PocketQube Satellites, HAB payloads, or anything that needs a small radio transciever.

OzQubeOzQube 08/03/2014 at 15:590 Comments

The PCB's from Itead haven't arrived yet, but I thought I'd add a new update.

I tried hand soldering the Hirose FX8C connector to one of the first boards, mainly just to try out the process, rather than to create the working version. 

Turns out .6mm pitch is a bit of a challenge, especially when I don't have any really thin solder! It's easier to put a solder blob over the whole lot, then use some solder wick to remove the excess. Probably not the best way, but it seems to work.

The pinout for the PQ60 standard is still in a bit of limbo, as there are some changes being proposed. I may hold off from creating a final version of the radio board until the final pinout is known.

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