Is there anyone out there who could solder some BC847BS in SOT 363 format ( very small ) to a VCA PCB , I have 3 PCB
s and maybe 5 more soon , there is one BC847BS per board , I will pay for the service , PCBs and BC847BS supplied by me , at 66 years old my eye sight is not what it used to be . these are the boards .
I can do it for free but I live in Germany, so it depends on the shipping time/cost you are willing to invest
May 20, 2023, 11:54am
thank you very much for the offer , time is no great deal , but the cost of shipping both ways is £ 25 ish ( about 28 euros , so a bit to much for me
Apologies if this is obvious, but if you have trouble finding someone, have you tried using a head mounted magnifier? Granted I have not done much SMD, but for what I’ve done, and even for some through hole work, at age 67 I find mine invaluable.
no apologies needed…lol , through hole is no problem , I have a helping hands with magnifying glass.
Still my eyes are rubbish , with through hole work , my close up glasses are ok , but the SOT 363 , is a no no
May 20, 2023, 7:39pm
Maybe you have a maker’s space in your town ?
There will probably be someone able to help you there.
Hey Daryll, just for your information: I am sure the weight of the PCBs will not exceed 500g, so sending it (at least back via German Post - International Letter) is 3.70 EUR:
Here are some details
May 21, 2023, 11:17am
I will take you up on that offer.
I need your address , you can send by email , more secure than an open forum.
SOT-363 is super easy once you get the hang of it!!