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Offline VK5RC

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #250 on: July 27, 2015, 08:57:30 pm »
A SoftRock Ensemble III Rx Kit, a few toroids to wind and some SMD, nothing too nasty. I am interested to compare it to my HPSDR (Atlas, Mercury, etc).
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 #251 on: July 27, 2015, 11:00:37 pm »
A couple of x100 high voltage oscilloscope probes (2.5kV) and a x1000 Tek P6015 high voltage oscilloscope probe (20kV)   :D 
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #252 on: July 28, 2015, 03:38:32 am »
IMy local super market may end up losing a trolley as well to put my scope etc on..... but i never said that.

Make sure that the wheels are in good condition, and when you modify it add a small length of chain
( if not present already) on the back non turning wheel so that 2 links can dangle on the ground to avoid static build up.

Depending on the trolley ( 2 basket only or the larger type with a steel mesh basket) you might want to make a top wooden cover, and cut a hole in the mesh for access when it is on.

Small trolleys you want to make the basket frame level, most are sloped and things will slide off.

No, I bought the trolleys I modified, from the local shelving supplier.........

I did make some trolleys for work, but they complained about the cost. They have outlasted the cheap ones though, those cheapies all were scrapped after breaking. The ones I made from angle iron, and which were hot dip galvanised, are all still in daily use.
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #253 on: July 28, 2015, 07:34:40 am »
A SoftRock Ensemble III Rx Kit, a few toroids to wind and some SMD, nothing too nasty. I am interested to compare it to my HPSDR (Atlas, Mercury, etc).
It was a fun kit to build, I have the transceiver kit started but have been too busy to get back to it. (all boxed up and the printed manual in the book case). It works okay, the receiver does about a microvolt for 6DB SNNR, It is certainly usable. It wasn't a hard kit to build although, if your eyesight is worse than my eyesight (20/300) you might want to get someone to build it for you. :) A lot different than that Heath SB-301 I built back in 72.
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« Reply #254 on: July 28, 2015, 09:13:32 am »
Recently bought a Rigol 1054Z DSO. Should arrive shortly and is a nice upgrade to my good old Kikusui CRO.
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« Reply #255 on: July 28, 2015, 10:33:19 am »
I got me a Husky 26" 9 drawer tool chest and drawer liners for my office.  I have a little dinky Harbor Freight wooden tool chest-I love wood tool chests but I outgrew mine and a proper sized box is insanely expensive.  Even a grade B box that is smaller was $50 more than what I bought.  Now my tools are organized in my quaint little OCD way  :-DD.  Now I have to add labels to the drawers so I know what is in each.  The best part is the lock-I can keep everyone out.  That was broken on my wooden one which will find usage in the garage.  Next step is to make a rolling platform to move it out of the way when not in use.
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« Reply #256 on: July 28, 2015, 03:09:38 pm »
I got 2 datsun Roadsters for practically nothing. I am starting to think the other guy got the better deal!! Lots of night time wrenching in my future I see.
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« Reply #257 on: July 29, 2015, 05:14:06 am »
I got 2 datsun Roadsters for practically nothing. I am starting to think the other guy got the better deal!! Lots of night time wrenching in my future I see.

So it is raining Datsun Cogs by you then.........

Those were nice vehicles, and they are coming back into the Nissan naming system too. Finally Datcentre will be selling the vehicles that built it up again.
 

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« Reply #258 on: July 29, 2015, 11:07:12 am »
Me again, and again....not that exciting, but for $9.99 I couldn't pass it up. Power Designs 5005T
 

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« Reply #259 on: July 29, 2015, 11:25:18 am »
Me again, and again....not that exciting, but for $9.99 I couldn't pass it up. Power Designs 5005T

Damn ... I'm so jealous. Nice score.  :-+

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« Reply #260 on: July 29, 2015, 11:44:19 am »
Damn ... I'm so jealous. Nice score.  :-+

Thanks BravoV! Seller hit me with $18 UPS shipping, but still a good deal imo. Was listed as parts unit, but it works perfect. I picked up a lot of three PD 4005 last year, this 5005T will look good on the shelf next to them.  :-+
 

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« Reply #261 on: July 29, 2015, 05:59:48 pm »
Damn ... I'm so jealous. Nice score.  :-+

Thanks BravoV! Seller hit me with $18 UPS shipping, but still a good deal imo. Was listed as parts unit, but it works perfect. I picked up a lot of three PD 4005 last year, this 5005T will look good on the shelf next to them.  :-+

Awesome score !

I wish I was so lucky to have just $18 shipping on anything.  Absolutely everything shipped into Canada or across Canada costs about $45 - $50
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #262 on: July 29, 2015, 09:40:41 pm »
A Fluke 25 from Kev with hard case, manual and leads, bargain at the price.
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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« Reply #263 on: July 30, 2015, 11:38:05 pm »
The proud owner of 100 555 Ic's  :palm:. Don't ask me why I got them, I blame you lot, they were cheap on aliexpress and I figured they would always be handy to have.
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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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #264 on: July 31, 2015, 12:05:55 am »
Ordered a Peak DCA75Pro Component Tester last night (17:00) and it already arrived today (15:00)! :) After being very happy with their ESR meter and watching lots of review videos (Big thanks to SteveyG for a great video) I decided to get this. Tonight I'll be going through my random parts bin to see what I have and give the device a good testing.

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« Reply #265 on: July 31, 2015, 12:33:47 am »
Damn ... I'm so jealous. Nice score.  :-+

Thanks BravoV! Seller hit me with $18 UPS shipping, but still a good deal imo. Was listed as parts unit, but it works perfect. I picked up a lot of three PD 4005 last year, this 5005T will look good on the shelf next to them.  :-+
Nice score, those are good power supplies and with a little rehab can last you a lifetime.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #266 on: July 31, 2015, 04:38:29 am »
Me again, and again....not that exciting, but for $9.99 I couldn't pass it up. Power Designs 5005T

Wow! Sweet score!
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« Reply #267 on: July 31, 2015, 04:41:34 am »
The proud owner of 100 555 Ic's  :palm:. Don't ask me why I got them, I blame you lot, they were cheap on aliexpress and I figured they would always be handy to have.

I know the feeling. Darn you inexpensive AliExpress bulk ordering! :)
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #268 on: July 31, 2015, 06:22:29 am »
The proud owner of 100 555 Ic's  :palm:. Don't ask me why I got them, I blame you lot, they were cheap on aliexpress and I figured they would always be handy to have.
Don't blame us.  :o
You know you're running out of time and you just had to have them thinking they'll help.  :palm:

I'd advise you not to intend mixing them into any health-nut drinks, that might speed up the inevitable.  :-DD
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« Reply #269 on: July 31, 2015, 10:56:12 am »
Well, I bought it last weekend, and it arrived yesterday.



That right there is more than 5 pounds of genuine new, used, shiny filthy knobs, folks!



After a bit of sorting, I had a sandwich bag of nasty cheap friction-fit knobs, a little pile of loose set screws and this expanse of vintage industrial design.



A number of them are pretty distinctive and I'm curious about their origin. I think I need to start a thread for help IDing them.

In the long run, I'll probably sell or give away most of them. I'd hoped there were a few silver anodized aluminum knobs in the lot that would be suitable replacements for some missing or sub-par knobs on my power designs PSUs, but no such luck.
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« Reply #270 on: July 31, 2015, 11:01:50 am »
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« Reply #272 on: July 31, 2015, 11:11:26 am »
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« Reply #273 on: July 31, 2015, 05:07:27 pm »
The proud owner of 100 555 Ic's  :palm:. Don't ask me why I got them, I blame you lot, they were cheap on aliexpress and I figured they would always be handy to have.

Do I sense an impending prank on your landlord?
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #274 on: July 31, 2015, 05:48:05 pm »
The proud owner of 100 555 Ic's  :palm:. Don't ask me why I got them, I blame you lot, they were cheap on aliexpress and I figured they would always be handy to have.

Do I sense an impending prank on your landlord?

Not with these no. I do know that the guy next door has told him that he is going to invite the local traveller community round one day for coffee and to see his lovely car park.
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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