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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62800 on: July 09, 2020, 04:24:11 am »
Some carnage to report. XBox One S “tea spill”. I’m not even going to bother with this  :palm:. Situation means SWMNLBO pays the money to replace it fortunately as she did it during a fleeting visit :-DD

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Surely that's not the result of the spill? That looks nasty.

Yeah it didn’t explode immediately. The tea spill to explosion took around an hour. So I assume it was sitting there performing milky electrolysis until it went up. I was not informed of the spill other than being told it was cleaned up :palm:. It was possibly avoidable if dealt with immediately.

How the hell does that even happen??? Kids.  :-DD  :palm:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62801 on: July 09, 2020, 05:01:50 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.

I do hope you're talking about some bit of test equipment and not some part of your body.

The same pretty much applies   :-//


In even other news I stumbled across a Creality Ender Pro today for the incredibly expensive amount of 110€ (new). Could not walk past. Me bad.

Good deal on the ender  :-+

A good deal indeed, I can't even find a used one for less than £150   :(
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62802 on: July 09, 2020, 05:11:50 am »


So... yesterday's post brought this enigmatic grey baggie from downtown...  :wtf:

But there's still a lot of fun to be had with the tinies, and tiny quads means tiny LiPos and motors; this translates into smaller, cheaper everything which reduces cost-of-entry greatly. I'm loving it.  ;D

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that looks like fun. i know even less about copters and drones than i do 3DP which i know is hard to imagine but true. where would a man wanting to get started in a hobby like that find a rabbit hole in which to peer?

Start Here:

https://oscarliang.com/

And here:

https://www.fpvknowitall.com/

Watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3eufnI7A2I7IkKHZn8KSQ

Learn here:

https://betaflight.com/

Shop here:

https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-FPV-Racing-Drone-c-8771.html

When you find something that looks interesting, search for a relevant thread here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/aircraft-electric-fpv-861/

   

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2903684

I recommend you look into quadcopters known as the "Tiny Whoop" variety first; they are small, inexpensive and great for indoor flight, plus when you crash they mostly bounce instead of breaking. Search out "SilverWare" firmware on RCG; this turns little cheapies like the above (which firmware is what we call "2D"; essentially it tries to stay in a level hover and returns to that when you release the sticks) into "Acro" or "3D" quads; which are primarily flown in "Fast Forward Flight", which flight characteristics are generally like a very fast, nimble airplane. Those, most of the attitude control is YOU and your reflexes.

All the quads you'll see in that section of Banggood are going to be the latter; particularly the brushless models. They all run on Betaflight firmware (or something similar) and the most popular radios for FPV are FRSky and Spektrum. Right now my new baby is a RadioMaster TX16S with TBS Crossfire TX module; before that I was a FRSky Taranis hacker of some small reknown. ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62803 on: July 09, 2020, 05:34:48 am »


So... it would appear I have a new assistant.  :-DD

Went Thrifting today since the boi wanted to; who found and decided that "I needed Emmet"... he was only a few dollars, and I always had a soft spot for the daft little nebbish, m'self... so I agreed.  ;) Also found a right proper Scholastic-type globe for the education/office area; it's exactly the same as the ones I remember in every classroom when I was in school. Could be that old too; It has the Post-Soviet States/CIS still labeled as the USSR/Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic; so definitely pre-1991.

Don't care; it'll still be useful in general. If there's discrepancies, that'll give the boi a reason to use Google and do... gasp.... research.  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62804 on: July 09, 2020, 05:43:05 am »
Good deal on the ender  :-+

Can anyone come up with a good excuse to buy a 20v 10a supply that isnt for RF PA supply because I’m not doing that shit any more. It weighs 15kg and is rack mounted and blessed with an H and a P and happens to be not terribly far from here and buyer collects thus will probably not go too expensive.

In here, you need to be looking for an excuse NOT TO get it...   :-DD

No, don't look at ME; I don't have any excuse good enough.   >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62805 on: July 09, 2020, 06:27:58 am »

In case that wasn't 100% clear: that's my shop and my gear. Folks that trust me and that I trust can get the special 'screw eBay' price but in all honnesty, I don't get why it hasn't sold already for this price. I've sold 1GHZ HP SA's for roughly that amount, and this does RF gen, SA and then some other stuff.

Once you get known to the subtle differences of this kind of Test Set vs. a true SA / Sig Gen / Audio Analyzer, you won't go for a Test Set anymore. Learned my lessons by buying a CMU200 some years ago, with quite good to somewhat impressive specs on the SA part, Audio Gen and Analyzer is included also, ... So about the same feature set as your offering. Won't recommend this kind of gear (Test Set) to anyone who asks for a SA or any other of the included features.

Maybe you know the owner of one of these businesses similar to yours in Duesseldorf, bought several items there and had some technical chats while browsing through part of his inventory. He pointed at one of these HPAK E4xxx transmitter tester units (sorry, don't remember the exact model no, but it's a quite shiny and modern thing) and mentioned them having not enough span, otherwise these could be bestsellers. It's another case of a specialty instrument that contains a really impressive SA, but is artificially locked down to not serve well as a SA because HPAK fears to sell more of these instead the more expensive general purpose SAs. Knowing about these restrictions, it's a nice and shiny instrument to have in your pile of TEA, but intending to get real use out of it, IMHO not worth to pay more than about 150 EUR which is way below the price tag the sellers puts on it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62806 on: July 09, 2020, 07:12:43 am »


So... it would appear I have a new assistant.  :-DD

Went Thrifting today since the boi wanted to; who found and decided that "I needed Emmet"... he was only a few dollars, and I always had a soft spot for the daft little nebbish, m'self... so I agreed.  ;) Also found a right proper Scholastic-type globe for the education/office area; it's exactly the same as the ones I remember in every classroom when I was in school. Could be that old too; It has the Post-Soviet States/CIS still labeled as the USSR/Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic; so definitely pre-1991.

Don't care; it'll still be useful in general. If there's discrepancies, that'll give the boi a reason to use Google and do... gasp.... research.  >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62807 on: July 09, 2020, 07:59:53 am »


So... it would appear I have a new assistant.  :-DD

Went Thrifting today since the boi wanted to; who found and decided that "I needed Emmet"... he was only a few dollars, and I always had a soft spot for the daft little nebbish, m'self... so I agreed.  ;) Also found a right proper Scholastic-type globe for the education/office area; it's exactly the same as the ones I remember in every classroom when I was in school. Could be that old too; It has the Post-Soviet States/CIS still labeled as the USSR/Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic; so definitely pre-1991.

Don't care; it'll still be useful in general. If there's discrepancies, that'll give the boi a reason to use Google and do... gasp.... research.  >:D

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*toddles off to ded*  :=\

Awesome  :-DD

Let's go back even further.....


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62808 on: July 09, 2020, 08:03:08 am »
What the hell is that acid trip worthy thing?  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62809 on: July 09, 2020, 08:07:49 am »
What the hell is that acid trip worthy thing?  :-DD

Gumby and Pokey didn't play in the UK?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62810 on: July 09, 2020, 08:27:30 am »
Some carnage to report. XBox One S “tea spill”. I’m not even going to bother with this  :palm:. Situation means SWMNLBO pays the money to replace it fortunately as she did it during a fleeting visit :-DD

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Surely that's not the result of the spill? That looks nasty.

Well it's in the middle of what looks like 3 SMPSs, and the 2.5V rating on the capacitor suggests that at least one of them is low voltage - which in modern computer equipment implies "lots of amps". Add a conductive polar solvent with some solutes in it and ... you get to do some impromptu welding. In fact the end of one of the ceramic caps looks like someone's been at it with an arc welder.
Personally, I'd still be inclined to have a go at cleaning that mess up and looking to see if it can be repaired, as a second platform / flip
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62811 on: July 09, 2020, 08:44:42 am »
What the hell is that acid trip worthy thing?  :-DD

Gumby and Pokey didn't play in the UK?


Nope
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62812 on: July 09, 2020, 08:53:54 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62813 on: July 09, 2020, 09:07:34 am »
Which boat anchor? The one Tony linked to or this one ->



If you're talking about mine, the TL;DR is that it listed for 600€. This included eBay and Paypal, so outside eBay 525€ through a bank transfer. 500€ round would be OK for me. Still includes 21% belgian VAT so if you are VAT registered ex VAT price is 425.

if i knew about the 425,- .. i would not have bought the Ansitsu but this HP  one for sure... if that helps you to make a choice...it has a TG!
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« Reply #62814 on: July 09, 2020, 09:10:52 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62815 on: July 09, 2020, 09:22:38 am »
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« Reply #62816 on: July 09, 2020, 09:24:21 am »
Anritsu boat anchor pickup tonight.

pics!! pics !!   :-+
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« Reply #62817 on: July 09, 2020, 09:26:09 am »
Now i like analogs ..why they sell so cheap... i just... arghh...  :palm: :palm:

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« Reply #62818 on: July 09, 2020, 09:44:47 am »
Anritsu boat anchor pickup tonight.

Didn't even know you were going to visit my place ;)



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« Reply #62819 on: July 09, 2020, 09:47:39 am »
Anritsu boat anchor pickup tonight.

Didn't even know you were going to visit my place ;)

Image courtesy by Ero-Shan, or is it his place you plan to visit? :)

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« Reply #62820 on: July 09, 2020, 09:49:07 am »
The bird is longer out of the egg then i am...cool, the guy left this not inside...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62821 on: July 09, 2020, 09:49:16 am »
Eh, well, keep it in mind for the future if you see something on the ebay shop you fancy. But the 425 is ex. VAT only, so only if you have a valid VAT number.

Accidently, I offered this before but I think perhaps you missed it. I have a PM6654 (with 1.5G option) that's in need of a repair. If you're looking for a victim for a repair video, perhaps you're interested. Free delivery & pickup. No strings or purchase obligation attached.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62822 on: July 09, 2020, 10:08:36 am »
Eh, well, keep it in mind for the future if you see something on the ebay shop you fancy. But the 425 is ex. VAT only, so only if you have a valid VAT number.

Accidently, I offered this before but I think perhaps you missed it. I have a PM6654 (with 1.5G option) that's in need of a repair. If you're looking for a victim for a repair video, perhaps you're interested. Free delivery & pickup. No strings or purchase obligation attached.

Thanks, Ice,  yes i have a VAT... so will keep that in mind..
if i can push the Anritsu i might also come back at that one...it says GSM test-set..but is functions as a SA with TG right? have not looked into the specs to be honest..

Making the video with your PM6654 sound good... but i am better in making videos then repair itself (buts its coming back after 20 years)...
i have a few videos that still need a part two  :-DD
but you will get it back cleaned  :-DD
But seriously, it is an option for later, i am starting to run out of money, so at some point i need those repairs for making videos and also help a TEA brother, sounds like a good idea.
lets keep in touch...well we are here...deff. not a no

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62823 on: July 09, 2020, 10:16:51 am »
Accidently, I offered this before but I think perhaps you missed it. I have a PM6654 (with 1.5G option) that's in need of a repair. If you're looking for a victim for a repair video, perhaps you're interested. Free delivery & pickup. No strings or purchase obligation attached.

There's an old thread and Service Manuals @ KO4BB available:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/philips-fluke-pm6654c-high-resolution-counter-teardown/

Must admit, it's tempting. Would be an interesting thing to procrastinate myself from other stuff I want (or at least try to make myself believe I want them) to do. TBH, might want to keep it, but my offer would be quite low, but would include some kind of publicly available repair report (no videos) as you can find on my homepage, cryptically and positively mentioning you as the source, since it's part of the game "Look at this great TEA stuff, I've got it for nearly free, only had to repair it!". And I wouldn't let you nail me on any time frame.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62824 on: July 09, 2020, 11:30:19 am »
But is functions as a SA with TG right? have not looked into the specs to be honest..

Actually, I don't think it does TG..

As for something to repair: I have an impressive repair queue. Whenever you're looking for something to repair/make a video off: let me know. That goes for all of you  ;D

Must admit, it's tempting. Would be an interesting thing to procrastinate myself from other stuff I want (or at least try to make myself believe I want them) to do. TBH, might want to keep it, but my offer would be quite low, but would include some kind of publicly available repair report (no videos) as you can find on my homepage, cryptically and positively mentioning you as the source, since it's part of the game "Look at this great TEA stuff, I've got it for nearly free, only had to repair it!". And I wouldn't let you nail me on any time frame.

LOL! I like all of that. Well, if one of you two wants to give it a shot, just ping me. I'm not expecting you to commit to a timeline and if it breaks, it breaks.
 
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