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Old 18th June 2013, 06:14 PM   #40491
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Or Bismuth solders which are coming back into fashion, though not as bad as some heavy metals.
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Old 18th June 2013, 06:24 PM   #40492
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that reminds me, I better buy some more cardas quad and Kester quad before I cant anymore.
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Old 18th June 2013, 07:20 PM   #40493
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No (I'm sticking to my 63/37), but germanium's only used in trace amounts, isn't it? For solders like Sn100.

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Old 18th June 2013, 07:23 PM   #40494
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that reminds me, I better buy some more cardas quad and Kester quad before I cant anymore.
There are some rather large industries that are exempt from RoHS, so I'm sure you'll still be able to get it for quite some time to come.

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Old 18th June 2013, 08:05 PM   #40495
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such as Germanium?

Germanium is pretty low on the bio-hazard scale. Bismuth is too, i.e. Pepto-Bismol
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Old 18th June 2013, 11:32 PM   #40496
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...Speaking of not needing HDCD, I've been listening to hhoyt's stream from Chapel Hill on internet radio, very nice.
Sorry for the late post, I've been job hunting in far away places...

Given the wide range of musical output on WXYC, Scott, I'd say you are a very open-minded person!

If you were referring to the sound, I must admit to being a minimalist in my approach to processing. The output of the PR&E analog board runs directly into an Orban 8500 processor set up for ONLY AGC. The AES output runs directly to a Telos ProStream with processing bypassed. That Telos box has saved my marriage; using a Linux PC running Dark Ice caused me so many maintenance headaches over the last 20 years...switching to a dedicated stream generator with no HDD, Fan or any moving parts is a dream, and the codec is the most recent Fraunhofer rev. The FM signal sounds marginally better in full quieting, but I am happy with the sound of this codec at 128kB/S. I run a second proofing stream at 320kB/S if anyone is interested...

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Old 19th June 2013, 02:31 AM   #40497
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Given the wide range of musical output on WXYC, Scott, I'd say you are a very open-minded person!

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Yes to both! In fact my tolerance for extreme alternative music probably would alienate me from most folks here.
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Old 19th June 2013, 04:32 AM   #40498
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Yes to both! In fact my tolerance for extreme alternative music probably would alienate me from most folks here.
Nice to meet a kindred spirit. Free Form radio has been my passion...I have been digging the 60's Thai psychedelia XYC has been playing...

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Hi , This bullsXXX RoHS directive does not speak about arsenic used in silicium / solid state electronics ... as a friend told me : we have to wait for a peak of insurance compensations so that lobbyists understand the REAL ISSUES of lead free solders ...
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