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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22750 on: January 14, 2019, 09:09:50 pm »
The TEA gods are shining on me today. I fell asleep and I forgot all about the Ebay bid I had. Auction ended 45 minutes ago. I won!  :-+ :-+

The fact that I was the only bidder helped too.  :-DD

 I SO need one of those. It's the only style DMM I don't have. And those switches - I just love the look of that style of switch.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22751 on: January 14, 2019, 09:25:21 pm »
A moron sold .... and I bought. Netted a ACDC Electronics EL-300N yesterday night.
Quite cheap, because 'no output from this power supply'!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22752 on: January 14, 2019, 09:31:07 pm »
A moron sold .... and I bought. Netted a ACDC Electronics EL-300N yesterday night.
Quite cheap, because 'no output from this power supply'!

hahaha good catch!  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22753 on: January 14, 2019, 09:42:17 pm »
I’ve solved the mystery of where all the test gear feet end up!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113543607452
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22754 on: January 14, 2019, 09:56:30 pm »
I’ve solved the mystery of where all the test gear feet end up!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113543607452

Wow. I need 4 of them for a HP 5005 signature analyzer.   :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22755 on: January 14, 2019, 10:42:22 pm »
With my new Test Gear Tetris shelf I need either some feet for the 34401A to keep it away from any direct heat of the 6632B. Not feet available so Custom 3D designed (time) and printed for $2 or buy a set of fake rubber front and rear bumpers off the bay of evil for $55 AUpesos. Coffee first then decide or design.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22756 on: January 14, 2019, 11:06:45 pm »
Potential TEA incoming...I'm looking at 8568B spectrum analyzers.  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22757 on: January 14, 2019, 11:41:35 pm »
   I’ve solved the mystery of where all the test gear feet end up!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113543607452

Ifni help me, that sight makes me cringe.  :'(  And want to go rescue the carcasses.  :-\

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22758 on: January 15, 2019, 12:03:46 am »
Holy Shitballs, eBays picked up a bit for me at least  :-DD A quick trip in London N1 today netted me this lovely piece of gear for less than £10, shown here just before I ripped the guts out to perform on it. I know have 4 of these puppies, 3 fully working and this one needing some TLC, bonus points to anyone can tell what it is?


There's more to this than you can see here, there's a further 8 boards below these  :popcorn:

Based upon the RCA jacks on the far right and the heat sink on the bottom it has to be some sort of receiver/amp.

What's my prize?  8)
What is this thing called prize? Oh OK, your prize is the satisfaction of knowing that you was correct  :clap: :clap:

It is actually a TEAC CR-H250 that was listed as dead  and the seller said that it just died one day but that the DAB section was working prior to it refusing to switch on. I have 2 TEAC units that are complete apart from the DAB modules, 1 was a CR-H240 and the other is T-H300DABmkII so I took a chance and made an offer on it., took the module out and it was working, put it into a H250, repaired the T-H300 so it now works on FM and AM only.

It seems that the module is a weak link in the system and I keep looking out for replacement modules in other broken gear that I end repairing so its a never ending circle.  :palm:

If only I can find a couple of units that are so FUBAR but with usable DAB modules, I could break the cycle then  :-DD

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On the plus side however, the profits from the eventual resale funds more TEA so it's a means to an end so thats what really counts  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22759 on: January 15, 2019, 12:18:44 am »
A moron sold .... and I bought. Netted a ACDC Electronics EL-300N yesterday night.
Quite cheap, because 'no output from this power supply'!
hahaha good catch!  :-DD


https://www.ebay.com/itm/132812373892

Heh... I was looking at its big brother just last night...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22760 on: January 15, 2019, 12:58:31 am »
A bit of a funny story, about 12 months ago the AC card of my 3458 went to electron heaven, I found a good used card for about 1/3 new price. Calibration involves three thermal AC to DC converters (crazy money!) so that didn't happen. For a laugh I used the output of an Agilent 33519 generator - the most accurate AC source I had, and 'calibrated' the 3458 using the 33519. In October I got the 3458 calibrated by keysight and the AC was 'in specification'. HiHi
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22761 on: January 15, 2019, 12:59:06 am »
I’ve solved the mystery of where all the test gear feet end up!

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113543607452
Check out the other items he has for sale, its an aladdin's cave of goodies.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22762 on: January 15, 2019, 01:13:19 am »
That's a whole lot of things, alright.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22763 on: January 15, 2019, 01:22:41 am »
A bit of a funny story, about 12 months ago the AC card of my 3458 went to electron heaven, I found a good used card for about 1/3 new price. Calibration involves three thermal AC to DC converters (crazy money!) so that didn't happen. For a laugh I used the output of an Agilent 33519 generator - the most accurate AC source I had, and 'calibrated' the 3458 using the 33519. In October I got the 3458 calibrated by keysight and the AC was 'in specification'. HiHi

How many arms and legs did Keysight charge for the Cal?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22764 on: January 15, 2019, 01:23:16 am »
Not sure I would buy used caps though  :)

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Capacitor-joblot-Axial-Top-Brand-Capacitor-Joblot-Philips-Nipon-more/113543037114?hash=item1a6fb140ba:g:HAQAAOSwUjVcN23U

Considering the only thing I'm doing these days is changing old caps.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22765 on: January 15, 2019, 01:30:36 am »
I think bd139 might when the takes him to make some NOISE  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22766 on: January 15, 2019, 01:39:05 am »
A bit of a funny story, about 12 months ago the AC card of my 3458 went to electron heaven, I found a good used card for about 1/3 new price. Calibration involves three thermal AC to DC converters (crazy money!) so that didn't happen. For a laugh I used the output of an Agilent 33519 generator - the most accurate AC source I had, and 'calibrated' the 3458 using the 33519. In October I got the 3458 calibrated by keysight and the AC was 'in specification'. HiHi

How many arms and legs did Keysight charge for the Cal?
About $1600AUD but that included return courier (about $300 from Melbourne to Adelaide).
Another funny part of the story was they sent it back before I paid!
I suspect they know I am a 'small fish' - the military and serious Uni guys probably get the serious bills!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22767 on: January 15, 2019, 01:47:21 am »
Even so it was still rather expensive considering it was within spec, they only checked the ranges, never had to adjust anything  :o
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22768 on: January 15, 2019, 02:21:39 am »

About $1600AUD but that included return courier (about $300 from Melbourne to Adelaide).
Another funny part of the story was they sent it back before I paid!
I suspect they know I am a 'small fish' - the military and serious Uni guys probably get the serious bills!

Thanks, trying to sort out what I may need to budget for to get one calibrated if I buy one out of Cal.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22769 on: January 15, 2019, 02:55:24 am »
Nice 334. The 339 are a bit hard to come by at a reasonable price and with their paddle-handled knobs in one piece.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22770 on: January 15, 2019, 03:02:45 am »
I think that was mine! HiHi, I sold it at a ham buy and sell, I think I got $50 for it, they are a lovely low distortion freq generator, I have its younger brother - so cleared a bit of shelf space.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22771 on: January 15, 2019, 03:08:33 am »
A bit of a funny story, about 12 months ago the AC card of my 3458 went to electron heaven, I found a good used card for about 1/3 new price. Calibration involves three thermal AC to DC converters (crazy money!) so that didn't happen. For a laugh I used the output of an Agilent 33519 generator - the most accurate AC source I had, and 'calibrated' the 3458 using the 33519. In October I got the 3458 calibrated by keysight and the AC was 'in specification'. HiHi

How many arms and legs did Keysight charge for the Cal?
About $1600AUD but that included return courier (about $300 from Melbourne to Adelaide).
Another funny part of the story was they sent it back before I paid!
I suspect they know I am a 'small fish' - the military and serious Uni guys probably get the serious bills!

*Huggles my 3478A & 189 close*

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22772 on: January 15, 2019, 08:06:40 am »
My HP 53132A is out on tour for delivery at 08:01 local time (CET).
Not delivered yet.    |O
I'm stretching my flexitime a bit further hoping it will be delivered before I definitely have to go to work..    :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22773 on: January 15, 2019, 08:11:59 am »
The watched courier (kettle) never delivers (boils).  With apologies.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #22774 on: January 15, 2019, 08:19:02 am »
I currently have ZERO items inbound from all sources as of this morning :o My only deliveries for the next few weeks will be nasty clear fronted envelopes I suspect |O
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