Island Cutter KitPrice: $45.00
The Island Cutter kit contains a plethora of construction aids for building accessories to your Two Tinned Tunas or Tuna Tin 2 Transmitter using BOTH the Manhattan construction and Island Pad Cutter construction techniques. Sealed inside the can are all the same pieces in a Manhattan Chowder kit: miscellaneous pieces of .031 inch thick pcb material, ( .031 inch cuts easily using dikes or snips ), a smattering of MeSquares (1/4 inch Manhattan construction squares) and MePads (DIP and SOIC pattern boards for easily mounting ICs.
The primary extra *ingredient* of the Island Cutter kit (over the Manhattan Chowder kit) is the addition of a 6.5mm diamond coated core drill with Dremel compatible shank. This bit was introduced to the QRP community many years ago by the NJ QRP Club. Mount the bit into a Dremel in a drill press attachment or a small benchtop drill press and you can make instant island style pads in pcb stock.
A larger piece of .062 inch double sided printed circuit board material and a double sided round circuit board routed to fit on top of the can are also included.