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You missed the Tek 70GHz realtime scope 2015-ish


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And they should be step changes rather than slopes....

Not fixed.
  • too lazy
  • that is true (because of 1-year binning) but it doesn't invalidate the intended point by Wuerstchenhund
  • lists come in threes

General Chat / Re: Would you do this? weighing possibly dumb idea.
« Last post by cdev on Today at 02:54:40 PM »
The brush/contact area seems to be the source of the problem. And there still is grease in that hole, which I'm having a hell of a time with. Going to remove the inductor tomorrow so I can immerse that area in degreaser.

 Its going to stink like crazy. I hate those solvents, the smell often gives me a major headache..
General Chat / Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Last post by mtdoc on Today at 02:49:31 PM »
Excellent score smurph!

« Last post by mtdoc on Today at 02:45:48 PM »

(justa when I thought I gotta outta electronics, Dave issa pulla me back in...)   8)
Ha! yes - Dave as the Godfather.

General Chat / Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Last post by smurph on Today at 02:44:44 PM »
Score! Fluke 6080A in perfect shape.  Got it on the bay.  I did a best offer on an untested unit that would power on and they accepted.  I figured I would give fixing it up a shot and if it didn't pan out, well...  I didn't spend too much.  Some of the units they have look like they were fished out of a dumpster.  And some of them are missing parts and such.  So I searched through all of them to find one that was decent physically, complete, powered on, but untested otherwise.  But when it came time to ship the unit, they found that they didn't have it anymore.  So they sent this one instead.  I was shocked!  Fully functional!  Bright nixies.  Really nice unit.  The company was Alltest and they treated me right.  They went way beyond anything I was expecting. 

I didn't know it until now, but I have bought several pieces of TE from them.  They have three accounts.  One for good stuff with warranties, one for tested stuff, and one for the bargain basement (where I hang out).  Evidently, they are my TE pusher.   :-DD  I usually find something I need to fix on them. 

I also picked up a Wavetek model 75 for use as an audio signal generator.  Kind of a complicated little beasty to use for that purpose though.  I don't know...  maybe I find other uses for it in the future.  And I hauled in a Racal Dana 9303 RF level meter as well.  So I'm close to an overdose and I think I need to pull back a bit. 

Repair / Re: What Is Going On Here??
« Last post by Bud on Today at 02:44:04 PM »
This may be a corrupted image from the scope channel memory, when you have these scopes powered off for a prolonged period of time the memory becomes corrupted. You should press the Acquire button to put the scope in acquisition mode and it will clear the screen if working. Your bigger concern is going to be if the scope does not start rolling when you press Acquire and remains locked. This is where fun will begin.
Well, they work.  It's only for a small personal project that is going nowhere except my desk.  So I appreciate that I got them cheap.  I just thought it was interesting to see two different dies from identically marked packages.
« Last post by Electro Detective on Today at 02:39:37 PM »
I'm not sure which direction this post is headed   :-//

so I'll hedge my bet and congratulate Dave in advance for the official numerically verified 1000th video when it arrives,

and all the other awesome stuff he does well.  :-+ 

(justa when I thought I gotta outta electronics, Dave issa pulla me back in...)   8)
General Chat / Re: Grillbot - barbecue grill cleaning robot
« Last post by mtdoc on Today at 02:39:06 PM »
Looks ok - though cleaning the grill grate is not a tough job to do by hand.

The first person to market a robot to clean the heat bars and the goo that accumulates under them will have a winner.
Projects, Designs, and Technical Stuff / Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Last post by gvik on Today at 02:33:34 PM »
I did make it through the 15 minutes, oddly enough. All I can say is that there's a whole lot of "Me!" in there. And some more "Me!". Sprinkled with a generous top coat of "Me!". Wow...

It is pretty fascinating tech, even if it is completely unfeasible for the intended product. Though I have to admit, I am having a bit of a hard time trying to figure out what the actual product of uBeam is... Wireless charging, or Meredith Perry herself?  ???
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