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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37050 on: August 17, 2019, 10:24:37 pm »
No, it's for reallz. We have officially smuggled live animals off the planet.



https://mashable.com/article/smuggled-moon-tardigrade/

https://www.space.com/moon-tardigrades-future.html

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37051 on: August 17, 2019, 10:26:03 pm »
Just canned my 2m activity here. Pulled the sodding slim jim down, packed up the HT and will chuck it on ebay. Started with someone making chicken noises on the local repeater. When he got bored, someone else turned up, a G-prefix, QSY'ed off to another frequency with an M7 and spent ten minutes bitching about that, "Baofeng dick heads", then a pro brexit political rant. The other dude just turned his radio off by the sounds :palm:. I was in lurk mode so decided not to participate this evening.
Still wanting to make transmitters and receivers? Strikes me that in every walk of life there some utter nutters out there and thankfully, there are not to many of them in this community, though I have to say I think I have come across one particular person who seems to hide behind a fake ID and and location and pops up now and then and poses a dumb question just to start a debate and then they go dark on it  :palm:

When I was a forum mod years ago we had some proper crazy ones. Had to call the police on one  :--. Incidentally I think I know who you mean.

Just canned my 2m activity here. Pulled the sodding slim jim down, packed up the HT and will chuck it on ebay. Started with someone making chicken noises on the local repeater. When he got bored, someone else turned up, a G-prefix, QSY'ed off to another frequency with an M7 and spent ten minutes bitching about that, "Baofeng dick heads", then a pro brexit political rant. The other dude just turned his radio off by the sounds :palm:. I was in lurk mode so decided not to participate this evening.

Same crap over here. The main repeater we used got ruined by jammers which are too difficult to track in such a large metroplex. Some of us hang out now on a simplex frequency where it's too hard to jamb everyone.  :(

Yeah there have been cases of that here too. Simplex is mostly dead here other than a couple of local nets and they are boring.

We have this shit as well http://www.laughingpoliceman.com/index.htm
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37052 on: August 17, 2019, 10:29:29 pm »
No, it's for reallz. We have officially smuggled live animals off the planet.



https://mashable.com/article/smuggled-moon-tardigrade/

https://www.space.com/moon-tardigrades-future.html

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You know how humans smuggle substances inside their bodies? It turns out we inadvertently do that a lot with other organisms. Where we go we spread piles of other creatures around. If you leave bags of poo somewhere you've definitely left a rather literal pile of organisms behind too.
 

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« Reply #37053 on: August 17, 2019, 10:32:12 pm »
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Earlier space missions unintentionally spread a lot of life across the moon and there are some pretty good indications goods got smuggled on those missions too. It's probably more of a PR stunt after it all went south than anything else.

To my knowledge, this is the first time anything that might survive out there has been taken there. And as it was done without the knowledge of any of our governing bodies, it certainly qualifies as smuggling. Myself, I'd rather have John Young's corned beef on rye...

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« Reply #37054 on: August 17, 2019, 10:38:52 pm »
Back to TEA: does anyone know how to use the little copper 5mm clips that come with Tektronix 5mm probes? Like, the P6056 I have came with a bunch of them. I believe it's Tektronix part # 214-0283-00, ground contact spring for 5mm probe tip?

You push the grounded sleeve of the probe through the coil, then poke the pointy end into a nearby GND point; as the thing is springy, you can move the point of the probe to contact desired signal.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37055 on: August 17, 2019, 10:40:03 pm »
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https://lmgtfy.com/?q=first+space+smuggler

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Earlier space missions unintentionally spread a lot of life across the moon and there are some pretty good indications goods got smuggled on those missions too. It's probably more of a PR stunt after it all went south than anything else.

To my knowledge, this is the first time anything that might survive out there has been taken there. And as it was done without the knowledge of any of our governing bodies, it certainly qualifies as smuggling. Myself, I'd rather have John Young's corned beef on rye...

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200 years into the future...

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« Reply #37056 on: August 17, 2019, 10:41:39 pm »
To my knowledge, this is the first time anything that might survive out there has been taken there. And as it was done without the knowledge of any of our governing bodies, it certainly qualifies as smuggling. Myself, I'd rather have John Young's corned beef on rye...

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Humans are very messy creatures from a microbiology point of view. We're essentially walking zoos. We went there a fair few times. We very likely left tardigrades before and a whole load of other organisms for sure.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37057 on: August 17, 2019, 10:43:11 pm »
I got this today - an Andonstar HDMI microscope. Very crisp and clear display. Stand very well made of aluminum stock. Should be very useful for my SMD soldering needs.

Now I can stop putting in my resistors with the wrong polarity.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37058 on: August 17, 2019, 10:43:59 pm »
Back to TEA: does anyone know how to use the little copper 5mm clips that come with Tektronix 5mm probes? Like, the P6056 I have came with a bunch of them. I believe it's Tektronix part # 214-0283-00, ground contact spring for 5mm probe tip?

You push the grounded sleeve of the probe through the coil, then poke the pointy end into a nearby GND point; as the thing is springy, you can move the point of the probe to contact desired signal.

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It's not pointy though...it looks like it's supposed to mate with something I don't have.  :-//

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37059 on: August 17, 2019, 10:47:06 pm »
Who's played with the 2M band ? (136-174 MHz)
Scored a Motorola GM340 radio and might have a play with it. It was in a repeater installation and has no mic so need to get one.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37060 on: August 17, 2019, 10:47:22 pm »
I got this today - an Andonstar HDMI microscope. Very crisp and clear display. Stand very well made of aluminum stock. Should be very useful for my SMD soldering needs.

Now I can stop putting in my resistors with the wrong polarity.  :-DD

That’s actually really damn good for the money. Thanks for posting. May invest in one once our exchange rate has improved!
 

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« Reply #37062 on: August 17, 2019, 10:49:23 pm »
That’s actually really damn good for the money. Thanks for posting. May invest in one once our exchange rate has improved!
I'm not sure they'll still sell those in the year 2356.
 
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« Reply #37063 on: August 17, 2019, 10:49:52 pm »
I got this today - an Andonstar HDMI microscope. Very crisp and clear display. Stand very well made of aluminum stock. Should be very useful for my SMD soldering needs.

Now I can stop putting in my resistors with the wrong polarity.  :-DD

That looks really sweet, actually. How many bones did it set you back? This could be ideal for the RF attenuator rebuild project I need to undertake for an 8568B RF section I have.
 

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« Reply #37064 on: August 17, 2019, 10:55:36 pm »
That’s actually really damn good for the money. Thanks for posting. May invest in one once our exchange rate has improved!

It ain't a bad little unit at all. Super clear and you can attach an external monitor too.

That looks really sweet, actually. How many bones did it set you back? This could be ideal for the RF attenuator rebuild project I need to undertake for an 8568B RF section I have.

$137. It also has a remote, which has some of the same IR codes as the LED light strip on my bench, and it makes it go pink when I use the microscope remote.

We're going to have to work on that situation LOL.  :palm:
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« Reply #37065 on: August 17, 2019, 11:13:37 pm »
Back to TEA: does anyone know how to use the little copper 5mm clips that come with Tektronix 5mm probes? Like, the P6056 I have came with a bunch of them. I believe it's Tektronix part # 214-0283-00, ground contact spring for 5mm probe tip?

You push the grounded sleeve of the probe through the coil, then poke the pointy end into a nearby GND point; as the thing is springy, you can move the point of the probe to contact desired signal.

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It's not pointy though...it looks like it's supposed to mate with something I don't have.  :-//

IIRC, that's made for soldering onto a ground on the board next to a test point... and I think they also used that as part of a grounding wire with a clip on the other end for snapping into a 2mm or 3mm dia ground via.

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« Reply #37066 on: August 17, 2019, 11:28:14 pm »
That’s actually really damn good for the money. Thanks for posting. May invest in one once our exchange rate has improved!

It ain't a bad little unit at all. Super clear and you can attach an external monitor too.

That looks really sweet, actually. How many bones did it set you back? This could be ideal for the RF attenuator rebuild project I need to undertake for an 8568B RF section I have.

$137. It also has a remote, which has some of the same IR codes as the LED light strip on my bench, and it makes it go pink when I use the microscope remote.

We're going to have to work on that situation LOL.  :palm:

Where? The ADSM302 is ~$200 pretty much everywhere. That's a steal of a deal; unless you were supposed to get the ADSM301 and somebody screwed up. :-//

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« Reply #37067 on: August 17, 2019, 11:34:59 pm »

Where? The ADSM302 is ~$200 pretty much everywhere. That's a steal of a deal; unless you were supposed to get the ADSM301 and somebody screwed up. :-//

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Yea ADMS301 -

ADMS301

I'm trying some soldering with it right now. Very nice.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37068 on: August 18, 2019, 12:42:20 am »
Just canned my 2m activity here. Pulled the sodding slim jim down, packed up the HT and will chuck it on ebay. Started with someone making chicken noises on the local repeater. When he got bored, someone else turned up, a G-prefix, QSY'ed off to another frequency with an M7 and spent ten minutes bitching about that, "Baofeng dick heads", then a pro brexit political rant. The other dude just turned his radio off by the sounds :palm:. I was in lurk mode so decided not to participate this evening.
Still wanting to make transmitters and receivers? Strikes me that in every walk of life there some utter nutters out there and thankfully, there are not to many of them in this community, though I have to say I think I have come across one particular person who seems to hide behind a fake ID and and location and pops up now and then and poses a dumb question just to start a debate and then they go dark on it  :palm:

There's a couple of individuals here on blog who have a "holier than thou" attitude and their shit don't stink and their word is the final say.  :blah: ::) Luckily they do not participate in this thread.
Yeah, this particular person, I did actually report to Dave but he didn't think it was that bad and elected to do nothing about it, fair enough it his forum anyway and lets face it, its generally a really good forum but this one person did one time really piss me off because whenever anyone actually asked for further clarification on a point they would never respond and just when you thought the topic was done and dusted, up they'd pop and thrown in some more shit. I've got to a point now where if they pop up I tend to ignore them, but its still niggles at you if you know what I mean. You want to chip and sort of help them because you think you can, and then you remember all the shit from previous attempts to help and then say sod it and move on.
Say, was there any LED lighting involved? :palm:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37069 on: August 18, 2019, 01:13:34 am »
Just canned my 2m activity here. Pulled the sodding slim jim down, packed up the HT and will chuck it on ebay. Started with someone making chicken noises on the local repeater. When he got bored, someone else turned up, a G-prefix, QSY'ed off to another frequency with an M7 and spent ten minutes bitching about that, "Baofeng dick heads", then a pro brexit political rant. The other dude just turned his radio off by the sounds :palm:. I was in lurk mode so decided not to participate this evening.
Still wanting to make transmitters and receivers? Strikes me that in every walk of life there some utter nutters out there and thankfully, there are not to many of them in this community, though I have to say I think I have come across one particular person who seems to hide behind a fake ID and and location and pops up now and then and poses a dumb question just to start a debate and then they go dark on it  :palm:

There's a couple of individuals here on blog who have a "holier than thou" attitude and their shit don't stink and their word is the final say.  :blah: ::) Luckily they do not participate in this thread.
Yeah, this particular person, I did actually report to Dave but he didn't think it was that bad and elected to do nothing about it, fair enough it his forum anyway and lets face it, its generally a really good forum but this one person did one time really piss me off because whenever anyone actually asked for further clarification on a point they would never respond and just when you thought the topic was done and dusted, up they'd pop and thrown in some more shit. I've got to a point now where if they pop up I tend to ignore them, but its still niggles at you if you know what I mean. You want to chip and sort of help them because you think you can, and then you remember all the shit from previous attempts to help and then say sod it and move on.
Say, was there any LED lighting involved? :palm:
Nope none at all.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37070 on: August 18, 2019, 03:16:03 am »
Yea ADMS301 -   ADMS301   I'm trying some soldering with it right now. Very nice.

Oh, I must've gotten the models mixed up. I could've sworn the 5" display was the 302 and the 301 was 3.5". Nevermind.

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« Reply #37071 on: August 18, 2019, 03:34:24 am »
To my knowledge, this is the first time anything that might survive out there has been taken there. And as it was done without the knowledge of any of our governing bodies, it certainly qualifies as smuggling. Myself, I'd rather have John Young's corned beef on rye...

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https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/3/22/18236125/apollo-moon-poop-mars-science

Yeah, that shit's been aging for 50 years, soaking up cosmic rays and those from multiple plutonium slow-reactors like radioactive outer space brie couronne. We totally need to go back for it.   :-DD

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« Reply #37072 on: August 18, 2019, 10:50:39 am »
Yes it should be nice and ripe by now[emoji1787][emoji1787]

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« Reply #37073 on: August 18, 2019, 10:56:15 am »
Wonder if it went furry or not?  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #37074 on: August 18, 2019, 11:09:29 am »
Back to TEA: does anyone know how to use the little copper 5mm clips that come with Tektronix 5mm probes? Like, the P6056 I have came with a bunch of them. I believe it's Tektronix part # 214-0283-00, ground contact spring for 5mm probe tip?

I 3D printed my own, based on the HP equivalent; in SLA from dirtypcbs they cost about £1

https://entertaininghacks.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/scope-probe-accessory-higher-frequency-results/
https://entertaininghacks.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/scope-probe-accessory-improves-signal-fidelity/

If you meant,you can have the OPENscad source file and tweak the dimensions o suit your probe.

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