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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39450 on: September 22, 2019, 06:37:16 pm »
hello David,
I am pretty shure the Nixies are healthy, all.
To me that looks as a undervoltage in the HV ( the 250V Elko there... )

Martin

Hi Martin,
I thought they would be too, the supply voltage is the first thing I intend to check when I get time, I get more worried if they don't light at all, had a few cracked Burroughs tubes in HP TE.
Also forgot to mention I bought the only dead tree format 5240A manual I could find.

David
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39451 on: September 22, 2019, 06:43:45 pm »
TEA related. Forgot to bid on that damn HP current source. I’m in the middle of the infernal trampoline park in Slough again. Apparently it’s the “in place” to go.  :--

This is getting quite a bad habit, you've missed a few things recently, have you not got the mobile ebay set up or some reminders? That's what I do, then go hide somewhere to bid.  ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39452 on: September 22, 2019, 06:52:06 pm »
Yeah incredibly busy and distracted. I had the reminder pop up on my phone "auction ends in 14m" but between then and it finishing I put out about three child related fires  :-DD. I'm basically a full time single parent for three as well as a full time IT contractor at the moment  :--
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39453 on: September 22, 2019, 07:03:33 pm »
my bids come from the PC, the software is "Bietomat".
It give it in the last second of auction, also when I am at work or sleeping.

My current source ist last calibratet many years ago, it have to go by a voltnut to become again trustful.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39454 on: September 22, 2019, 07:49:09 pm »
Another ugly Fluke beige case painted. This time the 7260A Counter. This was a complex job involving complete tear down, removal of shields, and lots of masking tape. But it's done and looking good. Left to do are 8010A and 8050A.





Since I had it apart I permanently removed the battery power supply which was already disconnected and no batteries were installed. It will go into parts bin. It has a lot of interesting stuff on it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39455 on: September 22, 2019, 07:52:03 pm »
great work.

So you can explain me what is wrong with the headbumping little printer 2030A ?  :)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/fluke-2030a-little-printer-problem/   |O
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39456 on: September 22, 2019, 07:53:05 pm »
That looks rather good actually.

Makes me think of this



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39457 on: September 22, 2019, 07:54:56 pm »
great work.

So you can explain me what is wrong with the headbumping little printer 2030A ?  :)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/fluke-2030a-little-printer-problem/   |O

Sorry Martin, can't help. I've never even seen one of those printers.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39458 on: September 22, 2019, 08:00:45 pm »
Another ugly Fluke beige case painted. ...

With that blue cover, now it's a "FlukeTronix"  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39459 on: September 22, 2019, 08:04:20 pm »
Another ugly Fluke beige case painted. This time the 7260A Counter.

That looks very nice, how good is the paint at staying on?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39460 on: September 22, 2019, 08:04:25 pm »
That looks rather good actually.

Makes me think of this


 :-DD

Oh hell no. This is much better.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39461 on: September 22, 2019, 08:06:18 pm »
Another ugly Fluke beige case painted. This time the 7260A Counter.

That looks very nice, how good is the paint at staying on?

David

So far there have been no issues with peeling, etc on any of the equipment I painted. Now obviously if you bang them around it will damage the paint. But my stuff tends to stay in place.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39462 on: September 22, 2019, 08:07:12 pm »




I have the upmost respect for him and he is sorely missed but if my bench looked like that I'd be rolling on the floor with seizures and foaming at the mouth.  :scared: :scared: :-DD

I met Jim Williams on a Linear Technology application seminar tour in the UK* some time in 1993 & we got to talk briefly. He also signed my copy of 'Analog Circuit Design' which I had taken along just in case ;). At the start of 1995, his famous 'home lab' article appeared in EDN. The accompanying pictures show a scene of anything but chaos, so maybe the famous messy bench was more a work thing!

At the time, I had just moved into the house I am still currently living in, and was setting up my very first permanent home lab in a dedicated room of its own. I wrote to Jim describing my adventures setting up my lab & mending broken test gear, and how instructive it was to figure out how the guys at HP & Tek solved their design problems. I also asked for help tracking down some the special cable used in the Tektronix P6042 current probe, as mine had become flakey. Within a week or two I had a handwritten reply, providing the contact address of an ex-Tek technician who had a squirrel hoard of cable, and also enclosing a copy of a marked-up typescript of what became Chapter 1 'The Importance of Fixing' in 'The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design', published later that year. So I go a sneak preview - as well as being able to fix my probe.**

*Memorably, Jim started off the second half of the session with the phrase 'During the coffee break, I learned what chopper means in British English slang...'

**Broken again now - at least it was last time I tried using it. I must get round to fixing it sometime!
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39463 on: September 22, 2019, 08:08:08 pm »




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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39464 on: September 22, 2019, 08:19:12 pm »
I wasn't looking for another scope but this appeared yesterday, it looked complete, nice condition and in working order. I put in an offer then got a counteroffer of £60, I resisted for about half an hour but failed and ending up buying it.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39465 on: September 22, 2019, 08:23:16 pm »
have never been to med's home town.

but others must be thinkin' this too?




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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39466 on: September 22, 2019, 08:28:20 pm »
Got the lab cart all set up, med style.  :-DD



It's super handy to finally only have one of my two 7000 mainframes on the bench.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39467 on: September 22, 2019, 08:41:56 pm »

I met Jim Williams on a Linear Technology application seminar tour in the UK* some time in 1993 & we got to talk briefly. He also signed my copy of 'Analog Circuit Design' which I had taken along just in case ;). At the start of 1995, his famous 'home lab' article appeared in EDN. The accompanying pictures show a scene of anything but chaos, so maybe the famous messy bench was more a work thing!

At the time, I had just moved into the house I am still currently living in, and was setting up my very first permanent home lab in a dedicated room of its own. I wrote to Jim describing my adventures setting up my lab & mending broken test gear, and how instructive it was to figure out how the guys at HP & Tek solved their design problems. I also asked for help tracking down some the special cable used in the Tektronix P6042 current probe, as mine had become flakey. Within a week or two I had a handwritten reply, providing the contact address of an ex-Tek technician who had a squirrel hoard of cable, and also enclosing a copy of a marked-up typescript of what became Chapter 1 'The Importance of Fixing' in 'The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design', published later that year. So I go a sneak preview - as well as being able to fix my probe.**

*Memorably, Jim started off the second half of the session with the phrase 'During the coffee break, I learned what chopper means in British English slang...'

**Broken again now - at least it was last time I tried using it. I must get round to fixing it sometime!

Would that ex-Tek technician be Dean Kidd by any chance?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39468 on: September 22, 2019, 08:42:30 pm »
Got the lab cart all set up, med style.  :-DD



It's super handy to finally only have one of my two 7000 mainframes on the bench.

Good boy!  :-+ :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39469 on: September 22, 2019, 08:43:23 pm »
have never been to med's home town.

but others must be thinkin' this too?


Oh shit......LMAO.  :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39470 on: September 22, 2019, 08:47:15 pm »

I met Jim Williams on a Linear Technology application seminar tour in the UK* some time in 1993 & we got to talk briefly. He also signed my copy of 'Analog Circuit Design' which I had taken along just in case ;). At the start of 1995, his famous 'home lab' article appeared in EDN. The accompanying pictures show a scene of anything but chaos, so maybe the famous messy bench was more a work thing!

At the time, I had just moved into the house I am still currently living in, and was setting up my very first permanent home lab in a dedicated room of its own. I wrote to Jim describing my adventures setting up my lab & mending broken test gear, and how instructive it was to figure out how the guys at HP & Tek solved their design problems. I also asked for help tracking down some the special cable used in the Tektronix P6042 current probe, as mine had become flakey. Within a week or two I had a handwritten reply, providing the contact address of an ex-Tek technician who had a squirrel hoard of cable, and also enclosing a copy of a marked-up typescript of what became Chapter 1 'The Importance of Fixing' in 'The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design', published later that year. So I go a sneak preview - as well as being able to fix my probe.**

*Memorably, Jim started off the second half of the session with the phrase 'During the coffee break, I learned what chopper means in British English slang...'

**Broken again now - at least it was last time I tried using it. I must get round to fixing it sometime!

Would that ex-Tek technician be Dean Kidd by any chance?

Deane Kidd? - Yes!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39471 on: September 22, 2019, 09:01:25 pm »
Got the lab cart all set up, med style.  :-DD



It's super handy to finally only have one of my two 7000 mainframes on the bench.

Good boy!  :-+ :-DD

Impressive ! I had to sell my 7104 after the need for an MSO came up.
I still miss the roaring sound of its fan and the free heating of my lab :)

Sniff. The good die young, I'm old.  >:D
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39472 on: September 22, 2019, 09:02:00 pm »
Got the lab cart all set up, med style.  :-DD



It's super handy to finally only have one of my two 7000 mainframes on the bench.

Woo look really good. Think I want a cart now  :)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39473 on: September 22, 2019, 09:03:27 pm »

I met Jim Williams on a Linear Technology application seminar tour in the UK* some time in 1993 & we got to talk briefly. He also signed my copy of 'Analog Circuit Design' which I had taken along just in case ;). At the start of 1995, his famous 'home lab' article appeared in EDN. The accompanying pictures show a scene of anything but chaos, so maybe the famous messy bench was more a work thing!

At the time, I had just moved into the house I am still currently living in, and was setting up my very first permanent home lab in a dedicated room of its own. I wrote to Jim describing my adventures setting up my lab & mending broken test gear, and how instructive it was to figure out how the guys at HP & Tek solved their design problems. I also asked for help tracking down some the special cable used in the Tektronix P6042 current probe, as mine had become flakey. Within a week or two I had a handwritten reply, providing the contact address of an ex-Tek technician who had a squirrel hoard of cable, and also enclosing a copy of a marked-up typescript of what became Chapter 1 'The Importance of Fixing' in 'The Art and Science of Analog Circuit Design', published later that year. So I go a sneak preview - as well as being able to fix my probe.**

*Memorably, Jim started off the second half of the session with the phrase 'During the coffee break, I learned what chopper means in British English slang...'

**Broken again now - at least it was last time I tried using it. I must get round to fixing it sometime!

Would that ex-Tek technician be Dean Kidd by any chance?

Deane Kidd? - Yes!

I kinda figured. He was known as "Mr Tektronix" and worked for them for about 40 years. He had an enormous stash of parts and manuals in his home. I had the pleasure of corresponding with him via snail mail sometime around 1992 long after he had retired. He was most gracious and helped me by giving me an original manual for a Tek 561S at no charge. Unfortunately he passed away in 2015.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #39474 on: September 22, 2019, 09:07:39 pm »


Look like a thermometer mating with a printer  :-DD
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