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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23125 on: January 19, 2019, 10:22:23 pm »


Oooooooh, it feels sooooo goooood...  ;D


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23126 on: January 19, 2019, 10:56:02 pm »
I don’t even bother responding to dumbasses these days
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23127 on: January 19, 2019, 11:38:59 pm »
There's so many of them these days and its time I don't have to waste.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23128 on: January 20, 2019, 12:01:20 am »
It's about 1855 in the evening and the snow has started. And so have the auto accidents. The cops are gonna be busy all night.

The forecast has backed off a bit. Now 5-10 inches of snow rather than earlier 6-12 inches. But what hasn't changed is the prediction that for a period it will change to freezing rain and cause ice build up. That's the part that is concerning. All snow, no big deal. Ice build up, big deal. We'll see what happens overnight.  :phew: 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23129 on: January 20, 2019, 12:08:39 am »
Fluke 731B(2) doing its thing.   6STORE9-style

I know the typo for the last pic, but i am to lazy to fix it. its175uV

***fixed it anyway damn OCD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23130 on: January 20, 2019, 12:16:24 am »
It's about 1855 in the evening and the snow has started. And so have the auto accidents. The cops are gonna be busy all night.

The forecast has backed off a bit. Now 5-10 inches of snow rather than earlier 6-12 inches. But what hasn't changed is the prediction that for a period it will change to freezing rain and cause ice build up. That's the part that is concerning. All snow, no big deal. Ice build up, big deal. We'll see what happens overnight.  :phew:

Where are you located, I an right near the KY/TN boarder and the radar shows its about to drop a few inches here as well.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23131 on: January 20, 2019, 12:16:50 am »
Have a read of this thread re noise on that extra digit in case you haven't yet? https://www.eevblog.com/forum/metrology/hp-3456a-7th-digit/

If I didn't own the 735A that fluke looks like a good one :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23132 on: January 20, 2019, 12:25:20 am »
I don’t even bother responding to dumbasses these days
Yet here we are. ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23133 on: January 20, 2019, 12:33:01 am »
No one at home or work will understand or appreciate this, but …

I picked up a Tektronix 492 spectrum analyzer w/options 1,2 and 3 from a nearby used test equipment reseller.  It needs work, but I used spectrum analyzers as a young engineer, I wanted it, and I got a good deal ($325). 

A Tektronix 2336 oscilloscope on the site also caught my eye, in good cosmetic condition, at a low price and looked cool.  They had multiple available, so I thought, "what the heck, buy two and I can scavenge from one if need be."   

I bought five. 

Good deal. I wish I had a local TE reseller like that! Or maybe not  :)

Have fun with the 492. Service manual and schematics are readily available and you can find spare parts on eBay. You might have to bodge together a raiser board though. Some trimmers are not accessible when the boards are in the instrument.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23134 on: January 20, 2019, 12:49:49 am »
No one at home or work will understand or appreciate this, but …

... you found the right place for it. Welcome aboard, Kevin! :-DMM
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23135 on: January 20, 2019, 12:53:15 am »
Fluke 731B(2) doing its thing.   6STORE9-style

Yay, full resolution! :-+

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I know the typo for the last pic, but i am to lazy to fix it. its175uV

***fixed it anyway damn OCD

Um, 175 µV (gotta get the µ in there = OCD++) :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23136 on: January 20, 2019, 12:58:52 am »
Fluke 731B(2) doing its thing.   6STORE9-style

Yay, full resolution! :-+

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I know the typo for the last pic, but i am to lazy to fix it. its175uV

***fixed it anyway damn OCD

Um, 175 µV (gotta get the µ in there = OCD++) :-DD

DAMN IT! I QUIT!  |O

 :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23137 on: January 20, 2019, 01:03:57 am »
 :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23138 on: January 20, 2019, 01:04:41 am »
I don’t even bother responding to dumbasses these days
Yet here we are. ;D

Busted!   :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23139 on: January 20, 2019, 01:37:55 am »
175 µV !
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23140 on: January 20, 2019, 01:44:16 am »
Have a read of this thread re noise on that extra digit in case you haven't yet? https://www.eevblog.com/forum/metrology/hp-3456a-7th-digit/

If I didn't own the 735A that fluke looks like a good one :)

This is impressive and I'll have a go at it, once I get the rest of this gear gone. Thanks mate, I bookmarked it. Already thinking about ways to get the readout into LCD form on the 4.2" Nextion touchscreen.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23141 on: January 20, 2019, 02:01:36 am »
For those of you housebound due to weather and like a rambling read on all sorts of electronics and lots more too http://users.monash.edu.au/~ralphk/index.html
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23142 on: January 20, 2019, 02:26:08 am »
For those of you housebound due to weather and like a rambling read on all sorts of electronics and lots more too http://users.monash.edu.au/~ralphk/index.html
You should have issued a warning to some of the regulars here, because of the severely offensive images on that site! >:D
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23143 on: January 20, 2019, 02:37:16 am »
I would view Redheads as fiery and dangerous things as being truthful and appropriate marketing more than offensive ;)

I have mentioned before my Ex was one and my Sister and Mother are too. Gingers are evil  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23144 on: January 20, 2019, 02:43:47 am »
It's about 1855 in the evening and the snow has started. And so have the auto accidents. The cops are gonna be busy all night.

The forecast has backed off a bit. Now 5-10 inches of snow rather than earlier 6-12 inches. But what hasn't changed is the prediction that for a period it will change to freezing rain and cause ice build up. That's the part that is concerning. All snow, no big deal. Ice build up, big deal. We'll see what happens overnight.  :phew:

Where are you located, I an right near the KY/TN boarder and the radar shows its about to drop a few inches here as well.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23145 on: January 20, 2019, 02:47:59 am »
I would view Redheads as fiery and dangerous things as being truthful and appropriate marketing more than offensive ;)

I have mentioned before my Ex was one and my Sister and Mother are too. Gingers are evil  >:D

Red heads are bat shit crazy and those matches perfectly describe one of their character traits. Cold to explosive in a nanosecond. :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23146 on: January 20, 2019, 03:57:51 am »
Here's a little complaint about Windows 10.  I'll make it TEA related at the end.  :)

Yesterday one of my Windows 10 PCs did a major update.  I think it finally got the fall update that was supposed to come out last October or something but they botched it and pulled it and released it again later.

Win 10 has a feature called "Storage Sense" that is supposed to automatically free up space on your hard drive.  It will automatically delete old temp files, and automatically remove items in your recycle bin that are more than a month old.  These two features are fine by me.  Windows should always have been cleaning up it's old temp files and if something's been in my recycle bin for a month I am pretty sure I don't need to get it back.  There are a couple other features I don't remember the details on right now.

But it seems they have added a feature that could be dangerous.  It can now be set to delete any files in your download folder after 30 days.  On my system this was not turned on but I read online that some people have found it turned on.  I heard they also added clearing the download folder as an option in the older Disk Cleanup utility.

So if you are someone like me that keeps downloaded stuff permanently in your downloads folder you need to make sure this option is turned off in Storage Sense.  We wouldn't want Windows deleting all those test equipment manuals you have downloaded as PDFs and left in your download folder.   :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23147 on: January 20, 2019, 04:12:35 am »
I was not aware of that feature in Win10. Good to know. But if you practice good file management it shouldn't be an issue. I DON'T keep stuff in the download folder. I file it appropriately or delete it if isn't needed. And since you specifically mention downloaded manuals I have a folder called "Manuals" and even 3 sub folders for the type of manual as shown in the attachment. It ain't hard to do and the right manual is easy to find.   
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23148 on: January 20, 2019, 04:23:41 am »
Actually, the "Downloads" folder IS where you're supposed to keep all that crap. It was my generation who started making it a default thing in our builds with the first browsers, and the intent was to keep all those stupid zips and rars with confusing as fuck names from cluttering up your normal folders. As such, the Downloads folder became the first default "Archive" folder in Windows; circa the Win '95/'98 transition.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #23149 on: January 20, 2019, 04:30:23 am »
I would view Redheads as fiery and dangerous things as being truthful and appropriate marketing more than offensive ;)

I have mentioned before my Ex was one and my Sister and Mother are too. Gingers are evil  >:D
Red heads are bat shit crazy and those matches perfectly describe one of their character traits. Cold to explosive in a nanosecond. :palm:

Such exquisite misery... *Sigh* And worth the ride, each & every one.  ;)

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