The CC1 kit arrived yesterday, a day earlier than I expected. First impression after I took everything out of the mailing box and laid the bags out was that there are a lot of components, and holy crap are they small.
The components are pretty much all SMT components, and a lot smaller than the ones that were used in the Softrock receiver. There are also lots of transformers and inductors to wind.
I’m going to have to clean up and organize the workbench before I get started on this. I’m thinking I should do the assembly on a towel or something with sides for containment, because if I accidentally drop one of the SMT bits, it’s going to be next to impossible to find.