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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #5000 on: December 10, 2017, 07:52:11 am »
Specmaster, beautiful fab job on that scope rack!  Just be careful moving it about - I bet that sucker's gonna be pretty top heavy once it's loaded up with 500 series Tek scopes!

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« Reply #5001 on: December 10, 2017, 08:36:43 am »
Specmaster, beautiful fab job on that scope rack!  Just be careful moving it about - I bet that sucker's gonna be pretty top heavy once it's loaded up with 500 series Tek scopes!

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Dachhh!!!  I was quoting from the damned iPad again, and didn't scroll back up far enough.   |O |O |O |O |O   :wtf:


GK, beautiful job on the scope rack!  Just be careful moving it around - it'll probably be a bit tipsy when loaded with old Tek iron!   :-[ :-[

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« Reply #5002 on: December 10, 2017, 09:40:04 am »
Probably not the brightest idea. But saw a 3458A with 002 for a somewhat reasonable price on fleabay.
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« Reply #5003 on: December 10, 2017, 10:47:15 am »
Probably not the brightest idea. But saw a 3458A with 002 for a somewhat reasonable price on fleabay.

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« Reply #5004 on: December 10, 2017, 11:34:37 am »
Fun and scary all at the same time.

Haha, my thoughts exactly!
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« Reply #5005 on: December 10, 2017, 09:34:02 pm »
Specmaster, beautiful fab job on that scope rack!  Just be careful moving it about - I bet that sucker's gonna be pretty top heavy once it's loaded up with 500 series Tek scopes!

-Pat
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Dachhh!!!  I was quoting from the damned iPad again, and didn't scroll back up far enough.   |O |O |O |O |O   :wtf:


GK, beautiful job on the scope rack!  Just be careful moving it around - it'll probably be a bit tipsy when loaded with old Tek iron!   :-[ :-[

(Yeah, I'm an idiot.   :-//  Why do you ask?)

-Pat

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I actually experimented with stability when determining the width of the outriggers for the castor wheels. The rack unloaded is easy to tip, though it may not look it perhaps, when loaded it is in fact rock stable. There is a lot of weight bearing down on the center line (most of it coming from the pair of 545Bs at the bottom) and to topple the rack you'd have to leverage that weight over the fulcrum point of the outer castor wheels. Not easy and you'd never do it by accident.

Almost gave myself a hernia loading it this evening. Lots of ventilation here and all of the side panels are easily accessible/removable for routine calibration. Hmm, I was getting nice and toasty sitting on the chair next to this equipment rack just now.



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« Reply #5006 on: December 10, 2017, 09:36:55 pm »
It sure looks good, well done.
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« Reply #5007 on: December 10, 2017, 09:44:58 pm »
Thanks  :)

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« Reply #5008 on: December 11, 2017, 12:11:05 am »
Beautiful job, nice equipment set.  I bet Paul Carlson would smile if he saw that.  :-+ :-+
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« Reply #5009 on: December 11, 2017, 12:42:29 am »
wow, That is a thing of beauty, wish I had room for a boat anchor, there is a guy very close to me in cookville TN, selling a bunch of these tube teks, would be a fun restore project and learning experience.
 

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« Reply #5010 on: December 11, 2017, 01:39:55 am »
...I'm not very good at resisting temptations...
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« Reply #5011 on: December 11, 2017, 08:43:29 am »
Wow, that equipment rack looks good, but the contents look even better! You can charge admission!

I am thinking of hitting the music stores for a used 19" rack on wheels for my coming Vectorscope monstrosity.
 

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« Reply #5012 on: December 11, 2017, 09:02:19 am »

Dachhh!!!  I was quoting from the damned iPad again, and didn't scroll back up far enough.   |O |O |O |O |O   :wtf:


GK, beautiful job on the scope rack!  Just be careful moving it around - it'll probably be a bit tipsy when loaded with old Tek iron!   :-[ :-[

(Yeah, I'm an idiot.   :-//  Why do you ask?)

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If you are using the mobile view, switch to desktop view, it's so much better and works great on my iPad Air 2 (i'm making this post on it now).
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« Reply #5013 on: December 11, 2017, 09:53:41 am »
If you are using the mobile view, switch to desktop view, it's so much better and works great on my iPad Air 2 (i'm making this post on it now).

I always use the desktop view; in this case I forgot that the post had been quoted and simply scrolled up till I saw the pictures and used that post originator's name.  In this case I was a post or two too far down, and didn't notice that it was a quote.   One additional thing to try to pay more attention to in the future.   :-+

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« Reply #5014 on: December 11, 2017, 09:58:07 am »
If you are using the mobile view, switch to desktop view, it's so much better and works great on my iPad Air 2 (i'm making this post on it now).

I always use the desktop view; in this case I forgot that the post had been quoted and simply scrolled up till I saw the pictures and used that post originator's name.  In this case I was a post or two too far down, and didn't notice that it was a quote.   One additional thing to try to pay more attention to in the future.   :-+

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Lol, yeah that is an easy mistake to make.   :-+
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« Reply #5015 on: December 11, 2017, 08:59:48 pm »
Picked up this Fluke 80i-500s on ebay for just €5.50 - Bargain :)

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« Reply #5016 on: December 11, 2017, 09:29:21 pm »
yes, I've won something at last on Ebay, just bagged one of these little beauties, still a current production model as well, got it for song too.

 
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« Reply #5017 on: December 12, 2017, 09:58:57 am »
NF ZM2393 Test Fixture  :)

 

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« Reply #5018 on: December 12, 2017, 11:26:55 am »
A flux pen and a jar of tip restorer plus a new desk chair.
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« Reply #5019 on: December 12, 2017, 11:36:44 am »
A flux pen and a jar of tip restorer plus a new desk chair.
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« Reply #5020 on: December 12, 2017, 12:15:45 pm »
A flux pen and a jar of tip restorer plus a new desk chair.
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I don't know until I road test it, I'll let you know when I get  :-DD
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« Reply #5021 on: December 12, 2017, 12:36:24 pm »
Where are the seat belts & shoulder harness?

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« Reply #5022 on: December 12, 2017, 01:03:00 pm »
A flux pen and a jar of tip restorer plus a new desk chair.

Nice, I have a very very similar chair in my study ... it's super comfortable!



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« Reply #5023 on: December 12, 2017, 01:05:26 pm »
My desk chair is just a plain light blue chair with memory foam. Best chair ever.
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« Reply #5024 on: December 12, 2017, 04:18:15 pm »
Bad news. My previous RX 560 purchase was proven to be wrong. My old R9 nano is not faulty, and the fault was a WiFi card shipped with my motherboard. 15% restocking fee down the drain.

Lesson learned: never buy cheap motherboards from AsRock. I knew $200 for an X99 mobo with WiFi and USB3.1 can't be good, but anyway. It's indeed very stupid to put a $200 mobo in a multi-thousand-dollar dream setup.

Arrived today is a Mediasonic external HDD raid box which I'm using in my NAS setup. I no longer want my HDDs to be in my main computer chassis, so I need to find a place to plug them into.

I did 2 modifications on the enclosure, first by adding a DC/DC module in fan cable to step down the noise, then by adding another DC/DC module to convert 19V to 12V, so I can tap power from my Intel NUC power brick to power my HDD enclosure. The NUC PSU is a 65W unit, and the NUC will never suck more than 25W from it.

Those Amazon $10/4-pack DC/DC modules are actually quite efficient -- they run very cold, not even warm to touch, while stepping down 19V to 12V, ~1.5A, without any thermal solution, wrapped in electrical tape.
 


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