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  1. Date: July 16, 2017 at 16:59
    Author: Donald D'Egidio

    Hi Mike,
    First of the nine videos uploaded today. What I find interesting about SMD soldering is that even if the component is a little skewed, once the solder melts the component miraculously moves into position. 🙂 73 WB3BJU

  2. Date: July 16, 2017 at 17:19
    Author: Roy Mercer

    Another well done video. I really like your teaching style. Thank you sir.

  3. Date: July 16, 2017 at 17:51
    Author: Carol inaPirate

    I just did the MARS mod on a brand new Kenwood TS-590SG. You have to unsolder one resistor. One itty bitty teeny weeny spec of dust of a resistor. Look away and you might not be able to tell what is dust and what is the resistor. The mod was successful, but I definitely prefer working on 1970s and 1980s radios due to the component size.

  4. Date: July 16, 2017 at 18:18
    Author: Carol inaPirate

    Thank you for this video. I've been wanting to become better at working with SMD.

  5. Date: July 16, 2017 at 19:31
    Author: Dino Papas

    Super tutorial Mike! Binge watching all your new videos…thanks!

  6. Date: July 16, 2017 at 20:08
    Author: The Radio Shop

    Great tutorial Mike. Simple and basic, just the way it should be. Flux it!

  7. Date: July 16, 2017 at 20:45
    Author: Ray M

    very through sms tutorial! Where do you get your flucmx cakes? brands.. thanks

  8. Date: July 16, 2017 at 20:58
    Author: scott king

    I think they solder the boards on some export radios with that fast chip stuff…

  9. Date: July 16, 2017 at 21:47
    Author: orange70383

    I have the most trouble with the really tiny resistors, caps and such. Those parts are so small and lightweight that just the action of the solder flowing from the iron to the pad is enough force to push that part sideways or someways from where you need it to be. And I usually use my free hand to help steady the hand holding the iron so I'd need a 3rd hand to hold the part in place while I'm attempting to solder, and unfortunately I've misplaced my extra hand so I'm down to just the two.

  10. Date: July 16, 2017 at 22:36
    Author: Mike Bressler

    GREAT VID!!! After seeing this vid I think I can do at least some work on smd stuff. THANK YOU for the great vids that you make and put on you tube. A lot of us realy like them even if we don't say it. Again thank you. 🙂 🙂 73's to ya and yours.

  11. Date: July 16, 2017 at 22:49
    Author: FlatFrog69 RR

    Hi Mike
    Thanks for the great video(sorry surface mount stuff is not my dog), but who knows after watching your video I might have a go !
    Can I ask you ,have you ever worked on or made a video about the Yeasu FT 200/Tempo One radio
    I have looked around and cannot find a decent quality service /full alignment video like you produce.
    Thanks once again

  12. Date: July 17, 2017 at 02:10
    Author: Phil Partin

    Personally I think you are the BEST tech teacher I have ever watched. Very easy to understand and you explain things very clearly. Thank you for that sir. Keep up the great videos.

  13. Date: July 17, 2017 at 10:24
    Author: Hawk N.W.C.

    What would be a good temp for smd work or the max temp that you would use for smd work?

  14. Date: July 17, 2017 at 18:52

    Mike:

    Of ALL your great and helpful videos I've seen from you in the past, this one in my opinion eclipses them all!
    Here, I'm thinking that I have to get all this equipment to properly do SMD work. Obviously, from what you have demonstrated here, I don't. I've already ordered the "de-soldering alloy rod" and "practice board."

    Bravo my friend!
    Tom

    PS More like this in the future would be greatly appreciated.

  15. Date: July 18, 2017 at 16:12
    Author: Silver Legend

    Superb instructions, thankyou. I must have missed what the desoldering alloy is, where can I get it?

  16. Date: July 19, 2017 at 00:56

    Thanks, Mike! It never occurred to me to hit the pads with a burnishing tool. I've had some intermittent problems stuffing PCBs in the past. I wonder if my pads were a touch tarnished. I'll burnish the next set of boards before I build them!

  17. Date: July 20, 2017 at 21:19
    Author: Jon Mullins

    Stupid question … Is the rosin that you use the same as violin bow rosin?

  18. Date: July 20, 2017 at 21:42
    Author: Jon Mullins

    Just searched the bay for smt practice board and found a kit for a whopping $1.21. That'll be a nice surprise when it arrives after forgetting that I ordered it.

  19. Date: July 31, 2017 at 18:12
    Author: TRX Bench

    super video Mike! I agree in some situations this might be the best way….

  20. Date: July 31, 2017 at 20:29
    Author: John Gulliver

    Great job very informative video. You need a steady hand for sure thanks for posting

  21. Date: August 13, 2017 at 03:47
    Author: HypeCharlie

    The old solder on the board won't melt it's very old and I put the soldering iron on medium and high heat but it won't melt and I am using a pump

  22. Date: August 16, 2017 at 10:49
    Author: Gareth Price

    I've watched lots & lots of soldering videos, this is to the point, great detail, not to much waffling and has really helped me improve my soldering skills. Thanks!

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