First of all I’d like to apologise for not being able to send out the planned quantity of kits before Christmas. I’d hoped to have the new PCBs here earlier in the month, allowing a few days to pack and send them out before the cutoff date.
After spending most of November and early December working nonstop when time allowed to make a large quantity of parts it was a disappointment to find the boards wouldn’t be ready in time as planned and I sort of ran out of steam. However they’re now here and done so after the 26th we will start packing the currently outstanding 10 kits, ready to post early next week.
This is the complete board as manufactured before removing the under-coil sections:
A section of the board partially built:
The layout has been kept as close to the original routed PCBs as possible. It uses the same components and positioning but the links which joined the quarter sections have gone of course and a couple of others have changed places.
I hope you’ll find the large improvement in quality – the tinning and resist makes assembly much easier – and stability due to being in one piece will have been worth the extra wait.