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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2015, 09:28:09 PM »
Got my Victor freq counter today. oooh new toy to play with when i find something to plug into it.
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« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2015, 03:20:20 AM »
These have gotten so cheap that I quit thinking of reasons why I don't need one, so I got one. They have been around for quite some time so there are tons of reviews and help.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111585801512?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

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« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2015, 05:50:12 AM »
These have gotten so cheap that I quit thinking of reasons why I don't need one, so I got one. They have been around for quite some time so there are tons of reviews and help.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111585801512?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I am thinking about the BF-F8+ myself:
http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8-Two-Way-Radio/dp/B00IQFH1KS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1433447306&sr=8-3&keywords=bf-f8

https://baofengtech.com/CompareChart

Amazing what you can buy a good HT for these days
 

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« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2015, 06:17:45 AM »
Does getting my first analog oscilloscope and The Art Of Electronics 3rd ed count? Just upgrading my home lab a bit this summer..

All ready have 2nd ed. and that has served me well. Funny thing is i have physic book that's just as thick as AoE..
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« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2015, 06:35:12 AM »
These have gotten so cheap that I quit thinking of reasons why I don't need one, so I got one. They have been around for quite some time so there are tons of reviews and help.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111585801512?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I am thinking about the BF-F8+ myself:
http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8-Two-Way-Radio/dp/B00IQFH1KS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1433447306&sr=8-3&keywords=bf-f8

https://baofengtech.com/CompareChart

Amazing what you can buy a good HT for these days

I just gave away by UV-5R+ to someone.  I am thinking of the BF-F8+ or the GT-5 myself.
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« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2015, 07:17:46 AM »
Does getting my first analog oscilloscope and The Art Of Electronics 3rd ed count? Just upgrading my home lab a bit this summer..
Pics?
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« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2015, 12:06:15 PM »
Laboratory Manual for The Art of Electronics
National Instruments myDAQ complete with LabView and MultiSim licenses

 

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« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2015, 12:07:10 PM »
And also A few Elenco projects, the Resistor Substitution Box and the XP-720K Power Supply.  I also followed some other members advise and picked up some really nice pots and knobs for the power supply and I will be picking up some low ESR high quality caps to use when I build it.
 

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« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2015, 12:35:09 PM »
Just ordered today... Recommendation by tautech.
http://www.smarttweezers.com/

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« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2015, 12:36:34 PM »
Not so much a purchase, rather a rescue from the garbage believe it or not!

2x 24-port Cisco Catalyst 3750 v2 POE Switches complete with a set of stack cables and 4x 1Gbit multimode fibre GBIC modules. Both work perfectly, just erase the config and off they went.

The copper ports are only 10/100 but still more than adequate for most purposes (including HD video).
 

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« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2015, 12:54:09 PM »
Wow, I can't believe someone would toss a 3750G with PoE.  Great catch, I would be returning to that dump for sure!
 

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« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2015, 01:07:11 PM »
Wow, I can't believe someone would toss a 3750G with PoE.  Great catch, I would be returning to that dump for sure!

It's fairly common among big enterprise and Government departments. When they do a network refresh, especially if they've sat inside a protected network, rather than being erased and reused or sold, they just bin or shred them (literally). They don't care. The cost of disposal is factored into their budgets.

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« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2015, 01:34:45 PM »
It's fairly common among big enterprise and Government departments. When they do a network refresh, especially if they've sat inside a protected network, rather than being erased and reused or sold, they just bin or shred them (literally). They don't care. The cost of disposal is factored into their budgets.

Not just Big Enterprise and Govt.
We are fairly small by those standards and we simply destroy the equipment and bin it.
It costs too much to erase securely and then go to the trouble of selling, or even giving it away.
Desktops and Laptops are way more hassle than things like switching equipment, but we just do the lot.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #88 on: June 05, 2015, 04:23:45 PM »
Does getting my first analog oscilloscope and The Art Of Electronics 3rd ed count? Just upgrading my home lab a bit this summer..
Pics?

No pictures yet sorry, need to clear out space for my corner for it first. After that i will consider posting in home-lab picture thread.. But its Hitachi V665 60MHz, 2 Ch.. Arrived this morning and had it run throw usual tests, passed all with flying colors. Had to buy probes separately, so had to calibrate those as well.. Not bad priced considering i live in Finland where everything is usually expensive. Old piece of gear, but still fully working.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #89 on: June 05, 2015, 06:00:27 PM »
A copy of my first o-scope, with out the cart though:
 

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« Reply #90 on: June 05, 2015, 10:32:50 PM »
Nice! Proper scope. Can we get some teardown photos please - the older Tek stuff is marvelous inside.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #91 on: June 05, 2015, 11:36:50 PM »
Just ordered today... Recommendation by tautech.
http://www.smarttweezers.com/


Those are great.   I also got the curved tips,  which make it a lot easier to pick up and place SMDs for me.
I did a short video on it,  as part of a series on tweezer LCRs.


One nice feature is being able to change the display to be lefthanded.

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« Reply #92 on: June 06, 2015, 01:59:43 AM »
Menda 6oz ESD safe alcohol dispenser.  I use to use these in the military, you basically can just dip your acid brush in them and clean away at your PCB.  Isopropyl Alcohol is what I plan to put in mine.  A bit pricy but good quality:

 

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« Reply #93 on: June 06, 2015, 03:05:12 AM »
Nice! Proper scope. Can we get some teardown photos please - the older Tek stuff is marvelous inside.

I will see what I can do, It definitely needs some cleaning inside. 
 

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« Reply #94 on: June 06, 2015, 04:36:57 AM »
Nice! Proper scope. Can we get some teardown photos please - the older Tek stuff is marvelous inside.

I will see what I can do, It definitely needs some cleaning inside.
Several links to cleaning methods used in this thread:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/repair/vintageclassic-renovation-techniques/msg592523/#msg592523

For you OLD Tek fans:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/vintage-tek-restoration-pictures-by-martin/
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« Reply #95 on: June 06, 2015, 05:36:17 AM »
Menda 6oz ESD safe alcohol dispenser.  I use to use these in the military, you basically can just dip your acid brush in them and clean away at your PCB.  Isopropyl Alcohol is what I plan to put in mine.  A bit pricy but good quality:
FWIW, I found that Kleen Strip's SDX Denatured Alcohol is a cheaper alternative (~50/50 mix of ethanol & methanol; denaturing agent, MIBK, is also a solvent). Locally, it runs $15.98 per gallon in Home Depot.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2015, 06:05:44 AM »
Electrons are typically male, always looking for any hole to get into.
trying to strangle someone who talks out of their rectal cavity will fail, they can still breath.
God hates North Wales, he has put my home address on the blacklist of all couriers with instructions to divert all parcels.
 

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« Reply #97 on: June 07, 2015, 09:54:28 PM »
Something new to lab  8)

 

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« Reply #98 on: June 07, 2015, 11:13:34 PM »
A copy of my first o-scope, with out the cart though:


Nice scope but the Hardinge HLVH in the background is even nicer. Mine has made many video appearances on my channel below :)

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« Reply #99 on: June 11, 2015, 07:05:48 AM »
Smart Tweezers arrived yesterday afternoon.
Accurate, fast and very easy to use.
Very pleased with them.


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