The components were then manually placed onto the paste spots and after checking everything was in the right place, the PCB was placed in the toaster oven and 'solder' pressed on the reflow soldering controller. 12minutes later and the board was perfectly soldered.
It doesn't make sense to reflow solder simple little boards unless there are lots of them or they use some awkward part like a QFN or DFN package.
The intention is that I will make VLNA and transverter boards available, ready assembled.
Dave, G4HUP, will be demonstrating reflow soldering at the up-coming Martlesham Microwave Round Table (MMRT) www.microwavers.org and follow the events link.
There may even be a chance to have a go at reflow soldering for yourself!