|The finished product|
Reasons to use the Rework Eliminator
|The inventory is done|
2. At the time of your K2 purchase you felt both CW and SSB were a must and then you decided you were a CW only person. With the Rework kit you can unplug the SSB board plug in the Rework board and now your K2 is CW only! You can sell the SSB (KSB2) board and get some coin for another option like a Begali morse code key!!!
3. One day your car works great the next day for some reason it won't start! Same thing can happen to your K2. If you have the Rework boards installed in the K2 if an option board goes defective for whatever reason you simple unplug the board and plug in the Rework board and you are good to go.....
|Make sure SIP's are upright|
How does the Rework incorporate with the K2 buildThe Rework kit along with the excellent documentation integrates into the k2 build seamlessly. It's as simple as downloading the PDF instructions from their site. Here is what I do after printing the instructions I staple the rework page into the K2 build manual. The Rework printed page almost looks the same as the K2 assembly page. I say "almost" because the Rework page highlights a change that has to be done to the K2 board assembly. These changes are minor in nature such as not adding a K2 part, adding a jumper and so on. When I get to a part in the build that requires me to add a rework part or to not add a K2 build part the rework page is attached to the K2 build manual right on that particular page.
|My way to cut SIP's|
Some Rework construction tips
1. The method I use to cut the SIP connectors is not that which is suggested in the Rework instructions. I tried their way and ended up making mistakes. I use a razor knife to cut the SIP connector to the desired length. I did find you can make a few mistakes as the guys at Rework send more than is needed.
2. TAKE YOUR TIME soldering the SIP connectors to the PC board. Follow the method outlined in the instructions works great. In one of my pictures I show one SIP connector that has to be corrected and made upright. If you solder all the pins then up-righting is made very very difficult, the SIP in the picture only had one pin soldered and was very easily corrected.
3. Only apply the soldering iron to the SIP pin for a short time as the plastic housing can melt.
4. Make sure you do not throw out the pink foam (as outlined in the instructions) as you can use it to store the Rework boards as you install K2 options.