The thermistor board went in with out too much trouble though it’s going to be a tight fit when the neighboring components go in around it. The diodes were easy as they only have 2 leads but trying to get the TO-92 packages close to flush on the board with their three leads took a little bit of doing. They aren’t all as perfectly perpendicular as I would like but I’m going try not to let such a little thing bother me. This completes construction up to page 52. Next up is 68 capacitors. That should make the board look much more fully populated.
I just bought a nice long run of coax and a new Yaesu rotor and cable. I also have a lead on some tower sections for sale. I might have a small 10 meter scatter station up and running sooner than I thought!