Tag Archives: Hakko

Getting Started With Vintage Radio and Electronics: Basic Tools for the Hobbyist

A few people have asked me variations of  “What tools do I need to fix my first radio?”, “What do I need to put together this soldering kit?”, and such. It’s not as simple as you might think. There’s a … Continue reading

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Clogged De-Soldering Iron of the Day

My Hakko clogged, and the cleaning pick just wasn’t working. It was time for the teardown. I’m not entirely sure how that shape formed, but it broke off in a clean piece; the remaining tiny plug melted away after the … Continue reading

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September Projects

This September, I hope to accomplish a few things: First, foreground left, is a 1960 Hornyphon Attache 61 radio that I’m repairing for a customer. He brought it over from Germany when he emigrated here in the 1970s, and it’s been in … Continue reading

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