Electrostatic discharge is an important concern when handling modern electronic circuits--irreversible damage is possible if the proper precautions are not observed.
- ESD-Electrostatic Discharge - Part 1
QST April 1991, pp.19-21
Here's how electrostatic discharges are generated, how they affect electronic equipment, and what steps you can take to minimize ESD damage.
- ESD-Electrostatic Discharge - Part 2
QST May 1991, pp. 28-29, 33
Is your workbench ESD safe? With a few inexpensive tools and proper precautions, it can be.