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Offline Deathwish

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #150 on: June 27, 2015, 01:39:05 am »
Mmmm, can't wait to see it on my workbench , yeah, I know, but a fella can dream  :-DD
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« Reply #151 on: June 27, 2015, 03:29:34 am »
Bought this week:

An Agilent MSOX-3104A 1GHz fully optioned premium used oscilloscope and an Agilent U1733C LCR meter.
To replace an old Tektronix TDS220.
 

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« Reply #152 on: June 27, 2015, 05:31:14 am »
A Partridge in a pear tree----I'm starting my Christmas shopping early! ;D
 

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« Reply #153 on: June 27, 2015, 07:37:16 am »
A Partridge in a pear tree----I'm starting my Christmas shopping early! ;D

I started a list, its not much, but I am nearly out of toilet roll and ink.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #154 on: June 27, 2015, 09:50:31 am »
Went away for a few days and thought I'd better turn my PC off at the wall........

Flicked the switch late last night and BOOM.......  :wtf:  :rant:  :scared:
Ripped her apart as we do, and some rotten bug(6 legged type) had crawled into the PSU.  :palm:

Off to the PC parts shop for a new PSU with fingers crossed hopeing thats all that was fried.

New Coolermaster 450W PSU and we're back.  :clap:  :phew:  :popcorn:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #155 on: June 27, 2015, 10:26:51 am »
After much cursing at the Moon and electronics (yes I am a lunatic, well, trying to bounce a 1296MHz signal off the moon) I discovered I had fried the front end  low noise amp HEMT !  |O
VLNA amp at 23cm (36dB gain 0.27dB Noise Factor). MGF4919G
Rf electronica to the rescue (many thanks and no connection)
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #156 on: June 28, 2015, 06:47:14 am »
EIP 28B microwave frequency counter with the OCXO option.
 

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« Reply #157 on: June 30, 2015, 10:18:29 am »
I rarely get sick but have been suffering with the flu for almost a week now, really bad throbbing headaches, runny nose, watering eyes, sore throat and crook in the guts, probably  all the symptoms associated with scurvy or the plague with my luck.

I squeezed some lemons over the weekend and made some hot lemon drinks just with hot water and a bit of sugar, always worked in the past but just not doing the job on this one.
Went to the chemist and spent a fortune on lozenges, throat spray and medicated tablets but having little effect, I must say that I was tempted as the bottle shop was only a couple of doors down from the chemist and surely a bottle of bourbon couldn't make me feel any worse off, I refrained of course.

Anyway, since nothing else is working I figured the best way to get rid of the flu was to share it.


Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
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« Reply #158 on: June 30, 2015, 10:35:50 am »
Without medication, a real flu takes two weeks. With medication, it will take 14 days and be a little more pleasant. I swear on a glass Bourbon right before bedtime.
 

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« Reply #159 on: June 30, 2015, 10:44:07 am »
Without medication, a real flu takes two weeks. With medication, it will take 14 days and be a little more pleasant. I swear on a glass Bourbon right before bedtime.

That reminds me of a funny thing, we were on a big factory job once and hadn't eaten all day so we decided to get a couple of pizza's delivered to the site, It was late at night and when I rang them I asked how long it would take before delivery, the person replied one hour and sixty minutes, I told them not to bother.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #160 on: June 30, 2015, 10:51:08 am »
Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
Good thing you don't live in my house, she starts polishing a bullet when I'm sick.  :scared:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #161 on: June 30, 2015, 11:17:56 am »
Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
Good thing you don't live in my house, she starts polishing a bullet when I'm sick.  :scared:

I wouldn't worry until you see the party invitations being prepared
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.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #162 on: June 30, 2015, 11:25:45 am »
Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
Good thing you don't live in my house, she starts polishing a bullet when I'm sick.  :scared:
And what ? , The baseball bat when your not........ :-DD


Muttley........On the up, now only crook as a dog....... :-BROKE :palm:
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #163 on: June 30, 2015, 11:30:35 am »
Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
Good thing you don't live in my house, she starts polishing a bullet when I'm sick.  :scared:
And what ? , The baseball bat when your not........ :-DD


Muttley........On the up, now only crook as a dog....... :-BROKE :palm:
Just the thought of a shiny bullet with you name on it made you feel better instantly didn't it.  :-DD
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #164 on: June 30, 2015, 11:33:12 am »
Muttley..........Sick as a dog...... :-BROKE :palm:
Good thing you don't live in my house, she starts polishing a bullet when I'm sick.  :scared:

I wouldn't worry until you see the party invitations being prepared
Great advice, thanks.  :-+
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #165 on: June 30, 2015, 11:52:07 am »

I know that we are off topic and we can go back and thin it out if required or asked, but last yesterday was the worst for the runny nose, all day long, two big boxes of tissues gone and dozens of handkerchiefs now contaminated, At one point I even considered going out into the workshop and getting the silicone gun, seems to work for the plumbers.

Years ago someone told me that to stop a runny nose you should snort some black pepper anyway silly me tried it in desperation once, sneezed and almost blew my head off, never again.


Muttley..........still a bit wonky.......... :-BROKE :palm:
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #166 on: June 30, 2015, 12:06:32 pm »
 :-DD
You  might feel shit Pete, but you've cheered us up.  :-+
Pepper is the dummest thing I've heard, I'll stick with garlic or whiskey, for medicinal purposes of course.  ;)
Get well soon mate.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #167 on: June 30, 2015, 12:51:47 pm »
UT210E: http://www.uni-trend.com/en/product/2014_0717_650.html
I'm been waiting to buy a clamp meter way to long.
This one is cheap (40$) and it has 1mA AC resolution so it will be perferct for my hobby needs. :)

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #168 on: July 01, 2015, 12:48:35 pm »
A few minor odds and ends:
 * 12V 12.5A power supply, for 'some stuff running in a cupboard'. The short leads were just so I could power it up. Still have to try it under full load for a while as a test.

 * A bag or 200 Red/Green LEDs. For that electrostatic 'sparkle ball' experiment.
 * Box of just under 1000 M3 CSK 8mm stainless steel screws. I'm lucky to live very near an industrial manufacturer and stockist of fasteners. Cheap and friendly. Premier Fasteners of Milperra.
 * Bag of 100 ziplock plastic bags, 250x170mm. I use these for storing all those little B5 size booklets and papers that come with so many electronic things. A bag for each item, keeps the manual, CD and my notes together, and the bags fit perfectly in those common small storage cubes, like at left. Now I won't run out again for a while.

Incidentally, about those 50W LEDs I bought recently, see: http://everist.org/NobLog/20150628_LED_lighting_mk3.htm

When is a 'red LED' not a red LED? A: when it's one of those. Beware.
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« Reply #169 on: July 01, 2015, 12:52:54 pm »
Arrived today my long service leave payout equivalent.
Keysight AC 6802A Basic AC (and DC) 1000VA PSU, rather unusually it doesn't come with a power cord!
It is quite a flexible beast. Can output AC at variable (40-500Hz) frequencies 1-270 V or  DC 1-380V (bit rough, ripple 0.7V) and with protection CV circuitry etc.
Data sheet http://literature.cdn.keysight.com/litweb/pdf/5991-4194EN.pdf?id=2445976

edit; correct VA figure
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #170 on: July 01, 2015, 08:44:54 pm »
A Logic analyzer! Yes sir, i like this one!
 

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« Reply #171 on: July 01, 2015, 09:28:08 pm »
I received one of these yesterday as a free bonus for buying a Flir E4:



So far playing around with it, it is pretty cool.  I guess the next time I need to look for a cable in the wall I'll be ready.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #172 on: July 02, 2015, 06:56:10 am »
Not actually recent, bought few months ago, NOS Manson SPS-9250 (branded as Teleconcepts  here ??? ), an adjustable 3-15 Volt 25 Amp switching benchtop psu for approx. $75.

Similar to Dave's tear down video at his Jaycar's branded at EEVblog #272 - Manson 9400 40A 3-15V.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 08:48:51 am by BravoV »
 

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« Reply #173 on: July 02, 2015, 10:07:55 am »
Not as funky as a new scope, but....new heat gun with all the accessories....take that heat shrink and thermally faulty components. 2 speed and dial up lcd temps.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #174 on: July 02, 2015, 10:25:10 am »
Do I take it that the two small round nozzles are the dewalt SMD reheat nozzles  :-DD
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.
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