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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47525 on: January 21, 2020, 10:10:51 am »
Nope. I personally still think that they should be chucked on the same fire as kazoos, banjos, vuvuzellas, piano accordions and the 808 cowbell
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47526 on: January 21, 2020, 10:16:09 am »
There is of course one occasion Bagpipes can be turned up to 11  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47527 on: January 21, 2020, 10:36:48 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47528 on: January 21, 2020, 10:49:45 am »
If you're going to have to put up with that wailing I figure its far better with something to watch as well

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47529 on: January 21, 2020, 11:03:15 am »
The nickname for those are 'smashed pipe bands' as no one is in tune or time.
PS Re Steam train to mallaig, starts with solo piper, at about 35 secs typically 3 other pipers join in, as the drones come up to pressure they are off tune for a few seconds and you can hear the heterdyne, but by 45 seconds you can't hear it any more - just the harmonies and a little syncopation.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47530 on: January 21, 2020, 11:18:05 am »
The real saving grace for our combined Ears is the noise of whatever type doesn't auto start  ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47531 on: January 21, 2020, 11:25:50 am »
In Germany (and Switzerland) there is something similar. It is called "Guggemusik".

Example:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47532 on: January 21, 2020, 11:31:40 am »
Do you think there is any point in trying to resurrect these 1988 NiCds?




They are from my newly acquired Time Current Calibrator; look at the minimum scale and resolution, but the spec is +-0.2nA etc :)




Yes, it does work fine without the battery, although I had to replace the filter electrolytic and a torched 100ohm resistor in series with the battery.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47533 on: January 21, 2020, 11:32:16 am »
No no no! you (Swiss-German) have the top secret drum corps, these guys did this for free drinks!
https://youtu.be/gwmrzgg-IS0
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47534 on: January 21, 2020, 11:40:07 am »
Do you think there is any point in trying to resurrect these 1988 NiCds?




They are from my newly acquired Time Current Calibrator; look at the minimum scale and resolution, but the spec is +-0.2nA etc :)




Yes, it does work fine without the battery, although I had to replace the filter electrolytic and a torched 100ohm resistor in series with the battery.

In the bay they still sale fresh made NiCd.
You need 2x  5 pack of AA = 12v
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47535 on: January 21, 2020, 11:55:22 am »
In the bay they still sale fresh made NiCd.
You need 2x  5 pack of AA = 12v

Do not spit on my face, but I would put a 3S Lipo pack with somehow a charger circuit.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47536 on: January 21, 2020, 12:14:15 pm »
I'm probably not going to bother replacing the NiCd cells, since it works well on the mains supply and I don't need transportabillity nor am I worried about warmup times.

In the past (for a Tek 1502 TDR which requires the cells before it will even switch on) I've used tagged NiCd cells from https://www.batteriesplus.co.uk/acatalog/1.2V_NiCd_Sub_C_Rechargeable_Tagged_Batteries.html and simply soldered the tags together. But since my local hackspace has now got a battery terminal spot welder, next time I might use that on untagged cells.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47537 on: January 21, 2020, 12:38:27 pm »
Do you think there is any point in trying to resurrect these 1988 NiCds?




They are from my newly acquired Time Current Calibrator; look at the minimum scale and resolution, but the spec is +-0.2nA etc :)




Yes, it does work fine without the battery, although I had to replace the filter electrolytic and a torched 100ohm resistor in series with the battery.

Got a few of those myself. Better not plug it in untill I removed the battery pack, then ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47538 on: January 21, 2020, 12:57:49 pm »
Nope. I personally still think that they should be chucked on the same fire as kazoos, banjos, vuvuzellas, piano accordions and the 808 cowbell

you left out the jingtinglers, floofloovers, tartookas, whohoopers, gardookas, trumtookas, slooslunkas, blumbloopas, and whowonkas.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47539 on: January 21, 2020, 01:04:08 pm »
I'm probably not going to bother replacing the NiCd cells, since it works well on the mains supply and I don't need transportabillity nor am I worried about warmup times.

You might need them to meet leakage specs (i.e. remove insulation resistance to the mains out of the equation by unplugging it) if you're planning on playing at the arse end of that source's capabilities.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47540 on: January 21, 2020, 01:29:11 pm »
Nope. I personally still think that they should be chucked on the same fire as kazoos, banjos, vuvuzellas, piano accordions and the 808 cowbell

you left out the jingtinglers, floofloovers, tartookas, whohoopers, gardookas, trumtookas, slooslunkas, blumbloopas, and whowonkas.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47541 on: January 21, 2020, 01:31:14 pm »
In the bay they still sale fresh made NiCd.
You need 2x  5 pack of AA = 12v

Actually, I bought a few of eBay some time ago. They turned out to be NiMH. When I looked closely at the ad, it was indeed listed as compatible or equivalent or some such. Not sure if there are actual NiCads on eBay still...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47542 on: January 21, 2020, 01:35:13 pm »
Do you think there is any point in trying to resurrect these 1988 NiCds?

Furry NiCd battery packs seem to be a recurring theme with Time equipment!



I managed to find some NiCd packs locally from a radio control shop, so I replaced the pack. Replacing them with NiMH is a big no as the supply is made to trickle charge the pack at the correct rate for NiCd cells.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47543 on: January 21, 2020, 01:41:10 pm »
Gotta disagree with you all that can't stand bagpipes. Done properly I think they sound beautiful.

Here's the NYPD Emerald Society. Every retired NYPD officer is entitled to a single piper at their funeral if requested. I've been to a funeral and while it may seem a little out of place for a retired Hispanic officer it does add beauty and dignity.

And of course if an officer is slain on duty the entire Emerald Society turns out for the funeral. This particular cop was Chinese descent.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47544 on: January 21, 2020, 01:47:37 pm »
Something in my ad/script blocking config doesn't resolve the embedded vids, but that Dragoon Guards cut may well be the finest pipes I have heard

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47545 on: January 21, 2020, 02:15:24 pm »
Gotta disagree with you all that can't stand bagpipes. Done properly I think they sound beautiful.

Here's the NYPD Emerald Society. Every retired NYPD officer is entitled to a single piper at their funeral if requested. I've been to a funeral and while it may seem a little out of place for a retired Hispanic officer it does add beauty and dignity.

And of course if an officer is slain on duty the entire Emerald Society turns out for the funeral. This particular cop was Chinese descent.


I've always had a soft spot for march bands with bagpipes and you're right they sound OK when done properly. They also of course IMO need the drums, especially the bag bass drum to balance them otherwise they can get a little scratchy.

I always respect things like this when a colleague in the Police or the Fire Services is struck down, the solidarity and respect shown for them, irrespective of their colour or race is very touching and heart-warming to see.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47546 on: January 21, 2020, 02:46:20 pm »
And now to cleanse my ears via some music from chilled out suburban Ipswich  :-DD

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47547 on: January 21, 2020, 02:51:15 pm »
Wow, thats some dark music there bd
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47548 on: January 21, 2020, 03:06:30 pm »
Wow, thats some dark music there bd

Some woman really messed with the songwriter's head...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47549 on: January 21, 2020, 03:12:41 pm »
Nah - living in Suffolk does that to you.
 
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