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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62725 on: July 07, 2020, 08:52:22 pm »
far be it from me to criticize the odd belief systems of others, or sins in the distant past.


i will trouble you no more about that picture. 


edit   i think you owe med for all that popcorn which will now go to waste.

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« Reply #62726 on: July 07, 2020, 08:54:50 pm »

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.

But, as was asked upthread, and I sorta guessed, those 5 terminals are 2 drive, 2 sense and one guard, right? So a Kelvin clip lead would in theory suffice?

In theory, but for the prices some of these sellers seem to think they are worth I want kelvin leads thrown in! My 4262A came with the HP kelvin leads and the little kelvin fixture that you can stick the leads of a component into.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62727 on: July 07, 2020, 09:00:53 pm »
I shall tell a tale which explains this unfortunate picture. I had a troubled history, filled with ambiguity and slavery to the ungodly symbol of execution, arbiter of all computational decisions. After much disgruntlement I studied the underground texts which spoke of different notations guided by brackets and unusual ordering. After finding the one true answer I thrust off the chains and stepped forward into a new world of operator equality where every function could choose its own arity and destiny. Where arguments queued orderly and with joy. The pastures are green and unmuddied and with such ungodly restraints cast adrift I can elevate my progression to the singularity. This is my tale. That was my past, of which I am ashamed.
Ah! Another order of operations thread.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62728 on: July 07, 2020, 09:07:57 pm »
There is only one true order! Does the general rule his armies from between his soldiers or from above?

Disclaimer: may have drank a bottle of wine this evening  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62729 on: July 07, 2020, 09:15:46 pm »
There is only one true order! Does the general rule his armies from between his soldiers or from above?

Disclaimer: may have drank a bottle of wine this evening  :-DD

When I was in our military, a couple years ago (very posh desk job, all civilian dress) the officers led from within. Mostly.

On drinking a bottle of wine, a practice I endorse, some of the negative consequences can be mitigated by this little device, which allows one to stop drinking without ruining a perfectly good bottle.

I have, to return on-topic, both kinds of calculators, country and western.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62730 on: July 07, 2020, 09:22:56 pm »
There is only one true order! Does the general rule his armies from between his soldiers or from above?

Disclaimer: may have drank a bottle of wine this evening  :-DD
From the front, in plate armour of course. Anything else is cowardice and modernist nonsense.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62731 on: July 07, 2020, 09:46:09 pm »
I shall tell a tale which explains this unfortunate picture. I had a troubled history, filled with ambiguity and slavery to the ungodly symbol of execution, arbiter of all computational decisions. After much disgruntlement I studied the underground texts which spoke of different notations guided by brackets and unusual ordering. After finding the one true answer I thrust off the chains and stepped forward into a new world of operator equality where every function could choose its own arity and destiny. Where arguments queued orderly and with joy. The pastures are green and unmuddied and with such ungodly restraints cast adrift I can elevate my progression to the singularity. This is my tale. That was my past, of which I am ashamed.

Only the penitent man shall pass...  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62732 on: July 07, 2020, 09:57:11 pm »
There is only one true order!

I wish someone would tell Casio that. I've owned two Casio calculators, and they couldn't agree on simp!e arithmetic operations.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62733 on: July 07, 2020, 10:11:18 pm »
I shall tell a tale which explains this unfortunate picture. I had a troubled history, filled with ambiguity and slavery to the ungodly symbol of execution, arbiter of all computational decisions. After much disgruntlement I studied the underground texts which spoke of different notations guided by brackets and unusual ordering. After finding the one true answer I thrust off the chains and stepped forward into a new world of operator equality where every function could choose its own arity and destiny. Where arguments queued orderly and with joy. The pastures are green and unmuddied and with such ungodly restraints cast adrift I can elevate my progression to the singularity. This is my tale. That was my past, of which I am ashamed.





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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62734 on: July 07, 2020, 11:17:10 pm »
I shall tell a tale which explains this unfortunate picture. I had a troubled history, filled with ambiguity and slavery to the ungodly symbol of execution, arbiter of all computational decisions. After much disgruntlement I studied the underground texts which spoke of different notations guided by brackets and unusual ordering. After finding the one true answer I thrust off the chains and stepped forward into a new world of operator equality where every function could choose its own arity and destiny. Where arguments queued orderly and with joy. The pastures are green and unmuddied and with such ungodly restraints cast adrift I can elevate my progression to the singularity. This is my tale. That was my past, of which I am ashamed.

I'm glad I'm wearing boots and got a big shovel because this is some load of horseshit.  :P :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62735 on: July 08, 2020, 12:16:20 am »
I shall tell a tale which explains this unfortunate picture. I had a troubled history, filled with ambiguity and slavery to the ungodly symbol of execution, arbiter of all computational decisions. After much disgruntlement I studied the underground texts which spoke of different notations guided by brackets and unusual ordering. After finding the one true answer I thrust off the chains and stepped forward into a new world of operator equality where every function could choose its own arity and destiny. Where arguments queued orderly and with joy. The pastures are green and unmuddied and with such ungodly restraints cast adrift I can elevate my progression to the singularity. This is my tale. That was my past, of which I am ashamed.

I'm glad I'm wearing boots and got a big shovel because this is some load of horseshit.  :P :P :-DD
LMAO, I think perhaps I should run and grab the first aid kit to patch up the wounds when that soggy old wellington boot becomes airborne again  >:D :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62736 on: July 08, 2020, 12:35:36 am »
redundant TE

??????????  Is that even a thing?  This borders on sacrilege and heresy. :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62737 on: July 08, 2020, 12:57:25 am »
Borders hell! Catapaults them across the fjords like flinging a cow is more like it...! :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62738 on: July 08, 2020, 01:04:31 am »
Having already confirmed that the test voltage on the insulation tester was very stable by using my Brymen BM867 to measure it, which agreed with the displayed voltage on the insulation tester, I thought that I'd just run through all my bench meters and see how they performed before going to bed. I'm glad to say that they all agreed with the Brymen including the Blackstar 4503 which I had that hard fight with to restore it back to health after the cal data retention battery had died and leaked all over the PCB, causing the stored data in the battery backed ram to be lost.

I had to therefore perform a calibration from scratch on it and rebuild the cal data again, here are results at the higher end of the scale, which although I never had any DC voltages high enough to calibrate at the top of the higher ranges and hope and prayer that the meter would do the right internal calculation upwards from the 200VDC that I could just about get to around 195V, which it did flawlessly.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62739 on: July 08, 2020, 04:08:07 am »
Nice testicle massager.  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62740 on: July 08, 2020, 04:18:45 am »
There are times I wonder where your mind goes - let alone ask why it went there.....

... and I'm ever so glad to be left in the dark every now and then.  Like now.  :scared:
 
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« Reply #62741 on: July 08, 2020, 04:57:54 am »
Quick question for you, on your Thurlby 1905a, did you ever update the input sockets for shrouded ones at all? I'm thinking about doing that but also slightly worried about the membrane panel getting damaged in the process of enlarging the 8mm holes to 12mm to accept the three sockets?

Nope, aside from a few age related marks and some dust, mine is as it left the factory.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62742 on: July 08, 2020, 07:13:02 am »

Plus I wouldn't want to spend as much as it was listed for sans test fixtures. It's kinda like RF power meters...the meter itself is literally a dime a dozen without a sensor.

But, as was asked upthread, and I sorta guessed, those 5 terminals are 2 drive, 2 sense and one guard, right? So a Kelvin clip lead would in theory suffice?

Yep. That's exactly what I made for mine.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62743 on: July 08, 2020, 09:06:21 am »
Finally found one. A plug-in extension for 560 series scopes. Apparently 2 types were made. A solid one like this one and another that was a cable with connectors.

This will allow me to troubleshoot the 3 plug-in's that need fixing. It should be here early next week.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62744 on: July 08, 2020, 09:09:43 am »
There are times I wonder where your mind goes - let alone ask why it went there.....

... and I'm ever so glad to be left in the dark every now and then.  Like now.  :scared:

You know the electric prods used to move cattle? Useful on dragons too and preferred application right on the jewels.  >:D ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62745 on: July 08, 2020, 09:33:35 am »
That's not helping....

I'm now wondering how you would know that.... .... .... ....
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62746 on: July 08, 2020, 10:44:14 am »
Maybe the next escalation step after licking?   :-//    :-DD 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62747 on: July 08, 2020, 11:07:32 am »
I was looking for some cheap spectrum analyzers and found these two:
- an Anritsu boat anchor for audio stuff: 10Hz - 30MHz
- an Anritsu portable one 100kHz - 3GHz

The boat anchor:


The portable one:


I need a cheap SA for doing some basic RF stuff (checking signals of transmitters etc.)
and this portable one looks nice. But I'm not really impressed about the specs. what do you think?

Regarding the audio boat anchor: there was this discussion about using soundcards for audio purposes,
but some people had the opinion, that a dedicated SA is much better than these soundcards.
So I thought it could be interesting for some folks here. No affiliations with the sellers.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62748 on: July 08, 2020, 11:08:31 am »
Excuse me for a moment....

I think I'm going to crawl into a dark corner and have a nervous breakdown.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62749 on: July 08, 2020, 11:37:09 am »
I was looking for some cheap spectrum analyzers and found these two:
- an Anritsu boat anchor for audio stuff: 10Hz - 30MHz
- an Anritsu portable one 100kHz - 3GHz

The boat anchor:


The portable one:


I need a cheap SA for doing some basic RF stuff (checking signals of transmitters etc.)
and this portable one looks nice. But I'm not really impressed about the specs. what do you think?

Regarding the audio boat anchor: there was this discussion about using soundcards for audio purposes,
but some people had the opinion, that a dedicated SA is much better than these soundcards.
So I thought it could be interesting for some folks here. No affiliations with the sellers.

What about these:


i also have an Ansitsu, but its big and it does not much more than the USB one, but it looks cool on the desk ;-)
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