I built K2 S/N 4398 the same as Ron, on a desktop with a Formica top in
a room with a carpet. I kept all semiconductor parts in their
anti-static bags and/or conductive foam, and touched ground before
picking them up. My soldering station is static-safe. I tried not to
shuffle my feet on the carpet and wore sneakers with rubber soles. I
did ban the vacuum from the room until I was done and the K2 was
Don did an alignment for me when he replaced an intermittent component,
other than that, it's been completely fine.
Sparks NV USA
Washoe County DM09dn
On 9/19/2016 1:12 PM, Ron D'Eau Claire wrote:
Note that the K2 manual does not make much of an issue about an
anti-static mat. It's on the bottom of the anti-static priority list
Wayne compiled. In the interest of full disclosure, I built my K2
while most of my stuff was in storage, working solely on a small
wooden drawing board using my ESD-Safe iron. I simply did the
recommended "touch a ground" before each time I reached for a
transistor, i.c. or pc board and experienced no problems whatsoever.
Sixteen years later the K2 is still going strong.
73, Ron AC7AC
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