K1 Front Panel Finished

Hmmm… After finishing the front panel I have three resistors left:

  • 330 ohm: This one was an option for low intensity backlight, saving a few milliamps.
  • 220 ohm: This one is sitting in the strip, thus it should be part of the standard assembly. Very fishy, since it is not even listed in the parts list. Maybe it was originally intende for the high intensity backlight?
  • 100k: THere are four 100k resistors listed in the parts list, all four of them is mounted.

I guess I just got some extra parts. Here is a picture showing the top side of the board:


I have done the resistance checks from the assembly manual. All of them checked out perfectly. Not one of them was outside the specified range. I can now resume with the assembly of the RF board.

Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.