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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7275 on: August 18, 2018, 07:06:25 pm »
I bought a set of feet for my 6114A power supply!   :)

As a Test Equipment Addict I didn't care they're coming with some Test Equipment mounted to them:   :-DD

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Slightly better view of the front panel:

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I'll see what to do with the Hewlett Packard 4260A LCR Bridge when it's on my bench.
It was offered as "For parts" although a test with a resistor was successful according to the sellers description.

For ~40€ plus 30€ shipping and ~14€ customs and fees the overall cost are not too bad if I could sell the device for a reasonable price...with other feet.   >:D
And actually I really should sell it because I already have a modern HP 4263A LCR Meter...    :-DD

My second 6114A comes with feet so now I have two 6114A with original feet.   :-+
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« Reply #7276 on: August 18, 2018, 10:33:38 pm »
Glad you got it sorted. :-+

Thank you buddy!  :-+

To be honest I thought it was a goner!
You know how you can drop something and it's more a "light" drop with not much of a thud when it lands,,,, or on the other hand it can be a "HEAVY" drop and a REAL THUD THUMP WHACK!! when it lands?

Mine was a proper heavy thump landing it went down like a dropped pint of lager! All going good again now though so I am a happy camper!  ;D
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« Reply #7277 on: August 19, 2018, 05:47:12 pm »
New soldering, tweezing, desoldering station day!

Just received my new Pace MBT 350 Solder Desolder Rework System. The MBT 350 model I have comes with (left to right): TD-100a Soldering iron. MT-100 MiniTweez Tweezers. SX-100 Sodr-X-Tractor Desoldering iron.

I started a thread here with a few more images.

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« Reply #7278 on: August 20, 2018, 11:43:45 am »
Test driving a new Toy as the Hail and Rain comes down outside supported by Coopers Extra Stouts X3 and opening 4  :o.

Ryze Tello ex Gearbest. Want the most stable indoor/outdoor (lightwind) drone  :-+

Has a few issues with choppy video but it is surrounded by a heap of running gear. Sorry I should have ducked out of shot  ;)

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« Reply #7279 on: August 21, 2018, 04:32:06 pm »
Found another toy in Akihabara.

Will be handy for testing audio amps after a little TLC. Works well after I replaced the fuse. :D
Looks like it has an ovenised crystal (is that what it's called?) or something, there's a little styrofoam block on something in what looked to be an oscillator section when I took a quick peek inside.
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« Reply #7280 on: August 22, 2018, 02:38:18 am »
You are so going to make me go over there! I haven't been to Akihabara for many years. Now, I have lots of incentive. ;D
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« Reply #7281 on: August 22, 2018, 07:55:29 am »
You are so going to make me go over there! I haven't been to Akihabara for many years. Now, I have lots of incentive. ;D

Then you'll probably be very disappointed. Akihabara today is a far cry from the Akihabara of the past. Much of what made Akihabara great is now gone.

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« Reply #7282 on: August 22, 2018, 09:54:17 am »
There is still a lot if you know where to look. :)
You want to head a street or two back from the main road, heading away from the electric town exit from Akihabara station..

I recently found two nixie tube based frequency counters. I'll post pics once they are all reassembled from their restorations.


[edit] Another recent acquisition, yet again from Akihabara. I think I might eventually make a clock, or even grab some tubes and see if I can display video, old school style.
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« Reply #7283 on: August 22, 2018, 09:54:36 am »
Akihabara today is a far cry from the Akihabara of the past.

Central Street is more like a PC and Anime mall plus idol/maid cafe street nowadays, but the smaller alleys running in parallel behind shopping malls still have some good stuffs.

I bought my Vaio Z Flip there, the domestic version, so called made in Japan, which turned to be a pile of crap.
Its touch screen mistriggers all the time on its bottom right corner, and its LCD panel has very bad backlight uniformity.

I don't like the way Apple f*cks its customer, but when it comes to perfectionism, they did a great job.
Although not powerful enough and comparatively expensive, the 12" Macbook I'm currently typing on is a beautiful, well polished little toy.
 

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« Reply #7284 on: August 22, 2018, 10:32:34 am »
Last time I was there I browsed Keisokuki-Land which is quite close to the station, across the main street and heading for the river. Good shop to browse, but no drop-dead bargains. I'm also limited to what I can fit in my case on the way home. There are a few smaller "junk component" shops around that area too, but the sprawling "component fruit markets" of the past all seem to have disappeared.

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« Reply #7285 on: August 22, 2018, 11:51:16 am »
well, damn.... look what showed up today!
it's not often that a package for what I bought is bigger than me.

I'm going to need a bigger office.
 

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« Reply #7286 on: August 22, 2018, 02:49:32 pm »
Looks like christmas came early. :)
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« Reply #7287 on: August 22, 2018, 02:59:03 pm »
The story behind this is that it belonged to a friend of a friend, and I always wanted one from the moment I saw it,
and today I got the exact same unit from him.

The best part is it’s practically worthless! :D
 

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« Reply #7288 on: August 22, 2018, 08:15:13 pm »
Depending on how much storage you have available, you might be able to get Open Street Maps onto it.

https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/22672/reviving-ancient-garmin-streetpilot-iii-with-osm-possible
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« Reply #7289 on: August 23, 2018, 12:52:37 am »
I really can't resist such beautiful New Old Stock... Especially on the cheap. Simpson 294.

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« Reply #7290 on: August 23, 2018, 01:40:58 am »
Nice ^.  :-+
 
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« Reply #7291 on: August 23, 2018, 02:40:36 am »
Depending on how much storage you have available, you might be able to get Open Street Maps onto it.

https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/22672/reviving-ancient-garmin-streetpilot-iii-with-osm-possible

It has detail maps from 2007, so my street doesn’t exist :D
But I have used Garmin’s MapSource program with their hiking GPS units, and should be able to get it together.
The open maps usually don’t have routing info, so the unit wouldn’t speak.
I was able, at the time, to load open source maps into MapSource so that both could be loaded o the unit, which I’d love to try with a topographic map.

It’s a serial port, and a data card (prior to SD cards), so I’ll have to rig a makeshift serial cable.

 

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« Reply #7292 on: August 23, 2018, 04:12:51 pm »
I bought a dead LeCroy 9384L digital scope.  4 channels, 1 GHz, up to 4 GS/s.  Totally dead.  Am I crazy?  Do I enjoy throwing away money?  Do I have nothing better to do with my time than waste it on trying to fix something that's way above my pay grade?

Wait.................... what? .................... seriously? ..................... damn! .........Ha!  Knew it all along!  8)



The problem turned out to be a trivial issue with a power supply connector that had overheated and wasn't making good contact.

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« Reply #7293 on: August 23, 2018, 04:37:08 pm »
I bought a dead LeCroy 9384L digital scope.  4 channels, 1 GHz, up to 4 GS/s.  Totally dead.  Am I crazy?  Do I enjoy throwing away money?  Do I have nothing better to do with my time than waste it on trying to fix something that's way above my pay grade?

Wait.................... what? .................... seriously? ..................... damn! .........Ha!  Knew it all along!  8)



The problem turned out to be a trivial issue with a power supply connector that had overheated and wasn't making good contact.

Ed
Nice catch, its always lovely when it turns out to be something simple like that.
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« Reply #7294 on: August 23, 2018, 09:46:15 pm »
Good Deal!!
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« Reply #7295 on: August 23, 2018, 11:17:57 pm »
well, damn.... look what showed up today!
it's not often that a package for what I bought is bigger than me.
I'm going to need a bigger office.
That's very  8)
Might be interested myself.
Did you buy it new or 2nd hand , ballpark figure if you want to share that is, or did you discuss this some other topic before?
 
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« Reply #7296 on: August 24, 2018, 01:23:57 am »
I bought a dead LeCroy 9384L digital scope.  4 channels, 1 GHz, up to 4 GS/s.  Totally dead.  Am I crazy?  Do I enjoy throwing away money?  Do I have nothing better to do with my time than waste it on trying to fix something that's way above my pay grade?

Wait.................... what? .................... seriously? ..................... damn! .........Ha!  Knew it all along!  8)



The problem turned out to be a trivial issue with a power supply connector that had overheated and wasn't making good contact.

Wow, nice score! Congrats on the easy fix.
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« Reply #7297 on: August 24, 2018, 01:31:38 am »
I bought a dead LeCroy 9384L digital scope.  4 channels, 1 GHz, up to 4 GS/s.  Totally dead.  Am I crazy?  Do I enjoy throwing away money?  Do I have nothing better to do with my time than waste it on trying to fix something that's way above my pay grade?

Wait.................... what? .................... seriously? ..................... damn! .........Ha!  Knew it all along!  8)



The problem turned out to be a trivial issue with a power supply connector that had overheated and wasn't making good contact.

Ed

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« Reply #7298 on: August 24, 2018, 04:25:32 am »
Nice catch, its always lovely when it turns out to be something simple like that.

Yeah, at first I didn't believe my luck.  Now I have to figure out how to use the beast.  I've already got a new fan on order to replace the existing howler.  Same size, same CFM, half the RPM, 10 dB lower noise, half the power.  I'll believe it when I see it!

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« Reply #7299 on: August 24, 2018, 05:29:01 am »
I've got from  >:Dbay an Agilent 6000 series oscilloscope calibration kit for ca. 9EUR but I wasn't sure that it works, so I've also got an Agilent MSO 6054A to test it  :P.
The poor scope was never calibrated or updated, the last (and probably the first) calibration was performed in July 2005  :palm:, now after the kit did its magic (observe the pictures), the scope is freshly calibrated   ^-^.
A bit pricey the calibration kit testing device, but now I can recommend it, it works  8) !!!


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