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Offline rdl

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7200 on: August 05, 2018, 02:24:52 pm »
That looks just like the chairs at NASA Mission Control.
 

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« Reply #7201 on: August 05, 2018, 05:03:16 pm »
I broke my favourite little metal poker/spludger thingameebob. It was nice in that it had a metal point on one end and a flat metal surface on the other - really useful little thing. A decent diameter plastic handle.  Ended up having to buy an entire kit of "iPhone repair Kit" to get something similar - I am half tempted to repair it.  |O
I can't really complain as it was part of an el cheapo "Beginners Soldering kit" I have had for 25+yrs - just don't make things like they used to!! :blah:
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #7202 on: August 06, 2018, 06:07:25 am »
Picked this up for cheap off of Craigslist, it needs some TLC, has a bad ballast and dead/dying/missing cool fans. Was also so green on the sides you couldn't see into it. Poor little clowns.
I'm thinking of naming them TiN and Carlson.

Nothing like moving 770 pounds to wear you out.

I am already pondering a full LED conversion, raspberry pi control/monitoring and a 24/7 live webcam.
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« Reply #7203 on: August 06, 2018, 08:58:58 am »
Cool. Sounds like TiN and Carlson are going to have one high tech home, soon.
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« Reply #7204 on: August 06, 2018, 09:55:51 am »
That looks just like the chairs at NASA Mission Control.

That reminds me of when NASA closed their Carnarvon tracking station.
Serendipitously, Radio Australia was looking for a new site to replace the badly damaged Cox Peninsula
Station following Cyclone Tracy, & took over the building & surrounding property.

NASA took most of their stuff away, but Telecom Australia, who operated the Radio stations for RA managed to score several of the very nice chairs, which had pride of place in their control room.

There were a number of unused offices, which looked like their previous occupants had just walked away one day.
There were comments about various missions written with chinagraph pencils on some of the glass partitions.
Really quite eerie!

 

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« Reply #7205 on: August 06, 2018, 05:35:03 pm »
Bunch of 400 Volt caps, used but all cap's capacitance are tested by my self, brand new is about > 100 bucks a pop, but these are really dirt cheap, about 2 bucks, couldn't stand it not grab them.  :palm:

Total capacitance, 22.200 uF (0.0222 mF) 400 Volt caps.

As usual, shot with TO-220 as reference size.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 12:40:48 pm by BravoV »
 

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« Reply #7206 on: August 07, 2018, 08:17:52 am »
BravoV -- You SUCK!  :-+
 

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« Reply #7207 on: August 07, 2018, 01:17:38 pm »
Those are huuuge!
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« Reply #7208 on: August 07, 2018, 02:12:51 pm »
BravoV -- You SUCK!  :-+

LOL ... thanks. Worst is I still don't have any plan what to do with them, an impulse purchase.  :palm:


Those are huuuge!

They are, age probably a decade or more, good thing is average capacitance still >= +10% within spec, guess they're all still pretty good as these are well known brand and heavy duty industrial grade caps.

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« Reply #7209 on: August 07, 2018, 02:46:18 pm »
Bought myself a Fluke PM6666. I can't exactly say why I bought it (as I already have a counter) other than it was cheap.
It's in pretty good condition though, seems to be fully working and has two options installed (PM9604: GPIB and PM9607: high stability time base).
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« Reply #7210 on: August 07, 2018, 03:51:17 pm »
Sometimes it's fun to get stuff just for the chance to see what it's like and how it works, especially if you get it at a really good price. Then, put it on eBay. It's like a free eval. ;D
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« Reply #7211 on: August 07, 2018, 05:58:34 pm »
Sometimes it's fun to get stuff just for the chance to see what it's like and how it works, especially if you get it at a really good price. Then, put it on eBay. It's like a free eval. ;D
Amen to that, I do it often but there is a often a very long pause between getting it and going on Ebay which is normally prompted by the imminent arrival of something else evaluate  :-DD
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« Reply #7212 on: August 08, 2018, 10:58:10 am »
Needed something for TEA since my last acquisition dates back to may this year, so
I bought my second HP 6114A precision power supply on the bay.   :)

My bid was the second and last one. Wish the other bidder never had bid -cost me $10 plus over the starting price.

Price was $45 but don't ask for the shipping rate from the US over to Europe.    |O

Nevertheless, it's newer than my first on (still in repair) and seems to work fine.   :-+
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« Reply #7213 on: August 08, 2018, 01:02:40 pm »
Ah, so you got that one. (I had to say it. Forum members are starting to expect it. :-DD)

It's a nice one, too. If it's any consolation, the seller wanted $66 just for domestic shipping, which is a bit much. Hopefully, the international shipping wasn't excessive compared to the norm (which, I know, isn't cheap to begin with).

And, no, I wasn't the one who made you pay $10 over the starting price. ;)
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« Reply #7214 on: August 08, 2018, 05:00:05 pm »
Or me, but seriously those US prices at times are do darned attractive. Many times I have almost hit the BIN button but been back to reality by those shipping and duty costs, many times doubling or tripling the cost.
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« Reply #7215 on: August 08, 2018, 07:45:42 pm »
For the express purpose of experimentation, a MiNi70 MOSFET HF PA kit from China, interestingly the eBay listing shows IRF520 devices but the MOSFETs supplied have had the numbers ground off.

All the SMD parts are already soldered, looks like they've done a decent job of it but I'll have it under the magnifier this evening.

No, I've no idea who Bobbi2 is either

« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 07:51:58 pm by CJay »
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« Reply #7216 on: August 08, 2018, 11:13:24 pm »
For the express purpose of experimentation, a MiNi70 MOSFET HF PA kit from China, interestingly the eBay listing shows IRF520 devices but the MOSFETs supplied have had the numbers ground off.

All the SMD parts are already soldered, looks like they've done a decent job of it but I'll have it under the magnifier this evening.

No, I've no idea who Bobbi2 is either

this may be of interest

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/minipa100-100w-hf-1-8-54mhz-amplifier-kit.570350/
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7217 on: August 08, 2018, 11:46:49 pm »
this may be of interest

https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/minipa100-100w-hf-1-8-54mhz-amplifier-kit.570350/

That's interesting, same board but it uses a 'proper' RF MOSFET salvaged from cellphone gear, I think an MRF9120.

I might have my fun with the IRF switching FETs (I'll try a few other types as well) and then see if I can find an MRF9120 to play with.

And, perhaps, I've got a few MRF175s that might fit as well.
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« Reply #7218 on: August 09, 2018, 02:05:28 am »
Ah, so you got that one. (I had to say it. Forum members are starting to expect it. :-DD)

 :o         ...        ;)


It's a nice one, too. If it's any consolation, the seller wanted $66 just for domestic shipping, which is a bit much. Hopefully, the international shipping wasn't excessive compared to the norm (which, I know, isn't cheap to begin with).

Oh, that's really a bit much considering the around-half-of-the-world rate is at ~$96.   :palm:

Or me, but seriously those US prices at times are do darned attractive. Many times I have almost hit the BIN button but been back to reality by those shipping and duty costs, many times doubling or tripling the cost.

You hit the point, specmaster.
If shipping+customs would be in the region of intra-Europe shipping rates my TEA would definitely be worse.   :scared:

Regarding this second 6114A I searched my ebay history for 6114As being sold in European countries before hitting the button.
Result was: Even with that shipping rate plus customs it's less than the 6114As sold in Europe.
How could I resist..?   :)


And, no, I wasn't the one who made you pay $10 over the starting price. ;)

Good you mentioned that.   :-DD
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« Reply #7219 on: August 09, 2018, 02:09:28 am »
I'd probably complain to the seller about those being "not as described", just to see what happened.  >:D

For the express purpose of experimentation, a MiNi70 MOSFET HF PA kit from China, interestingly the eBay listing shows IRF520 devices but the MOSFETs supplied have had the numbers ground off.
 

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« Reply #7220 on: August 09, 2018, 03:48:13 am »
2 500M Ohm 15KV resistors, DIP for size:

Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 

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« Reply #7221 on: August 09, 2018, 06:11:11 am »
[Topper mode on]

Now this is a proper HV resistor:


Didn't buy it, it was sitting in a box full of stuff.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7222 on: August 09, 2018, 05:24:48 pm »
Today didn't buy any electronic device. Rather than bought rat poison. I am facing mice problem :(
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« Reply #7223 on: August 09, 2018, 09:25:06 pm »
After some rubbish early Spring Weather today was Sunny and 16 degrees for a 45km Ride on the Pushie to buy 10m of 2.5mm 3 core mains and a set of Verniers. 40-50km/hr head wind for the uphill ride home SUCKED  :--

Pain Killers and Dark Chocolate is helping.
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« Reply #7224 on: August 09, 2018, 10:17:30 pm »
Some good South Australian 'relaxing liquid',  :-+
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 


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