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That SSTRAN comes only in a kit, BUT its assembly manual and instructions are as good as any I’ve ever seen, and I’ve built kits ranging from crystal sets, through kilowatt ham stations, to electronic organs (two manuals, i.e., keyboards, and a pedal board). It does have a schematic diagram, too, as well as the theory of operation.
If you have never done any soldering, I recommend getting, from Radio Shack, the soldering stuff listed in the SSTRAN manual, a circuit board, and some cheap parts to practice soldering with.
Also, although I’ve been soldering things professionally all my life, and I even have a certificate from NASA’s soldering school, I paid the extra $3 to get the one surface mounted IC already mounted. I’m down to one good eye and IT ain’t as good as it used to be.
One other thing… I recommend fastening the completed circuit board in the cover section having the long ends. That will make it more convenient to access the inside, because the section with the short ends has the cover screws.
I believe I noted that in detail on the “Comments and Changes” page of my Web site.
Bill in SE Texas