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Old 24th May 2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default Is this PCB from ebay any good?

Just wondering whether this PCB would be any good? I can't see why not as it is just a PCB so not that much can be wrong with it. It has good weight too. It's just a lot easier for me to buy from ebay than make my own. They look a lot better too.

It is only around 13 for me for two boards and postage...

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Old 24th May 2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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They appear to be a copy of Nelson's F5. Does this guy have permission to use Papa's intellectual property>
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Old 24th May 2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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They appear to be a copy of Nelson's F5. Does this guy have permission to use Papa's intellectual property>
Don't know. What do you think of the PCBs?
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You can get F5 PCBs directly from the forum store, don't buy stolen property.
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Old 24th May 2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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Hi Boscoe,

the layout of this PCB has been done with EAGLE - I am quite sure about it.
I would have done it better (for example: I do not like the 90% angles, the mix of square and round pads, there is no definite signal ground, ..., ),
but it is o.k.: plated-through holes, 70m copper traces: this is "upper" quality".

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Old 24th May 2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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Don't know. What do you think of the PCBs?
Boscoe: Marra asked a rhetorical question.

On a scale of 1 to 10, do you think it is wrong that someone profits from another's work?
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Old 24th May 2011, 06:41 PM   #7
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They look ok; But boards are available on the forum from various people who I think generally have Mr Pass's permission to sell them. Peter Daniels I think still sells them and his are good quality and reasonably priced and delivery from Canada is surprisingly quick. Some Aleph J pcb's I ordered from him took 6 days; quicker than some things in the UK. Send him a pm you usually get a prompt response.
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yes, i dont think we should be supporting such a thing, blatant IP theft that is. it will continue to thrive if people support it. as others have mentioned its not even necessary, boards that have been permitted and in some cases endorsed by Nelson are available on the forum, maybe a couple of dollars more.

i can tell you after starting this thread you would have much better reaction if asking for help with construction and trouble shooting (worth its weight in gold) if you are using legit boards, rather than digesting the info that they are stolen property and still going through with the sale to save a few dollars. you will get real support with the build from peter and the product is of high quality, the aleph jx boards i'm working on at the moment are quite good. i cant speak of any of the other pass project pcbs personally on here, as i have not built any others, just this ajx and a fet circlotron.
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Just wondering whether this PCB would be any good? I can't see why not as it is just a PCB so not that much can be wrong with it. It has good weight too. It's just a lot easier for me to buy from ebay than make my own. They look a lot better too.

It is only around 13 for me for two boards and postage...

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Old 24th May 2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Fair enough, thanks folks. I'm not that particularly bothered in all honest it was just because they are so cheap that I thought I would give it a go and I have most of the parts to make it.

Thanks anyway though.
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