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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80475 on: January 23, 2021, 12:53:26 pm »
Some cheap tzzzzzttt:
Baby scope doo doo do do do do:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tektronix-214-storage-oscilloscope-portable-old-plug-untested/174600325097



It will probably go for silly money like those kit ones that were local to me.
It also has the strangest looking "old tipe three pin plug" I've ever seen, as the seller states.  :-DD


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80476 on: January 23, 2021, 12:55:16 pm »
I've collected Breitling* automatic watches for years. I never leave the house without a watch. They're not for telling the time, they are jewellery. I also have a working Bulova Accutron Spaceview, just because it was the first watch with electronics inside :)

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* If you think you need to hide the prices of your TEA acquisitions from SWMBO, try collecting watches!

Hell you aren't kidding, none of mine are as expensive as yours, the most expensive one I have, was about £800 and I kept it out of sight for years before she saw it and as I hadn't had any parcels delivered at the time for ages, told her it was an old one that I had for years.  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80477 on: January 23, 2021, 01:05:59 pm »
Does anybody see something useful in this collection of TE, I thinking of visiting the gentleman:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-bauteile-kabel-messgeraete-oszilloskope/1639707846-168-8262

Cheers,
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In the first picture in the listing I see a Tektronix 106 Square Wave generator and an HP 6515A 0-1600V power supply; can't discern what the 2 poer supplies below it in the stack are.  There are also a couple of GenRad decade boxes.

More HP power supplies and signal generators in the second pic - the top right being a 3314A function generator.

A bunch more power supplies in the third - HP and Power Designs; all are well regarded.

In the 8th pic, it looks like an LCR meter (HP 4274 or 4275) at the left on the bottom shelf, can't place the one next to it; perhaps some kind of signal generator.  Next to that is an HP 8640 signal generator.

A bunch of Kepco power supplies in the 14th image, and a Tek constant amplitude sine wave generator at bottom left.

I see a LOT of useful things there.

-Pat

Can't even look through what was there now it's gone, I'm assuming a dealer has claimed it all as they've left behind the components & manuals, hope they don't end up dumped.
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/elektronik-betriebsanleitungen-schaltplaene-lehrbuecher-beschreibun/1635452492-168-8262
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/platinen-bauteile-kondensatoren-dioden-konvolut/1635610845-168-8262

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80478 on: January 23, 2021, 01:22:12 pm »
My everyday wristwatch (since 12 years now) is a Traser H3 BD PRO Blue:



I do really like it when I'm waking up in the middle of the night and want to know which time is it.
 Very good readable in the dark and no match to the usual phosphorescent markings.

Mine has also the blackened stainless steel bracelet.




It's only half as bright now then (Tritium half life is 12.5 years). I'm no radiophobe, I've several Curies of various isotopes, But would think twice about having a tritum source against my skin for hours at a time. 
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80479 on: January 23, 2021, 01:33:22 pm »
I also have this Rotary watch that was my late fathers watch and the date got stuck on the date of my birthday just after he passed away 43 years ago, and although the watch still works well except for the date. I haven't had the heart to get it fixed in case it brings bad luck. It sits in my watch box and I give it wind up now and then to keep it going, I can't wear it as the bracelet is far to small to fit my mammoth wrist.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80480 on: January 23, 2021, 01:48:47 pm »
Just some test
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80481 on: January 23, 2021, 02:06:31 pm »
It's only half as bright now then (Tritium half life is 12.5 years). I'm no radiophobe, I've several Curies of various isotopes, But would think twice about having a tritum source against my skin for hours at a time.

We like to kid ourselves that we're rational compared to the rest of humanity but what you're talking about there is the point at which physics becomes a faith based belief system.

I wholeheartedly believe in Newtonian mechanics, I have no doubt that Newtonian mechanics works (at non relativistic speeds); but ask me to do the cannonball pendulum trick* and my faith will waver. I know that cannonball can't come back with enough energy to do more than kiss my nose, let alone crush my skull, but am I going to do it without trepidation - hell no. Similarly, you know that a 18.59 keV \$\beta\$ particle is so not going to get through the lump of steel and glass that a watch represents (max penetration perhaps 0.25mm in those materials), but you're still a bit hesitant to have the same on your wrist despite the fact that right next to it in your bloodstream are going to be some 40K atoms kicking out 1.31 MeV \$\beta\$ particles.

Sometimes us rationalist's faith in physics is as unwavering as a fat catholic faced with a cream bun during lent.  :)


*Where you take a big old cast iron cannonball set up as a pendulum on a long steel wire, put your back against a wall, haul the cannonball off to where it just touches the tip of your nose and release it. You then stand still, watch a 20+kg cannonball pendulum accelerate through its nadir and come hurtling back towards your face. Which all the physics you know tells you will reach you with a momentum of zero, despite having gone through the bottom of the stroke with enough kinetic energy to punch a hole in a brick wall.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80482 on: January 23, 2021, 02:09:57 pm »
Just some test

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80483 on: January 23, 2021, 02:18:16 pm »
It is a little chilly in here. Need to warm it up a bit.  :-+ 8)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80484 on: January 23, 2021, 02:22:14 pm »
Just some test

I love the smell of glowing hollow state in the morning.  :-+



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80485 on: January 23, 2021, 02:33:45 pm »
Mike, you must know the rules by now...

1. The female always makes the rules.

2. The rules are subject to change by the female at any time without prior
notification.

3. No male can possibly know all the rules. Attempts to document the rules
are not permitted.

4. If the female suspects that the male may know some or all of the rules,
she must immediately change one or more of the rules.

5. The female is never wrong.

6. If the female is wrong, it is because of an egregarious misunderstanding
which was the direct result of something the male did, said, did not do,
or did not say.

7. If rule 6 is invoked, the male must apologize immediately for having
been the cause of the misunderstanding without any clues from the female
as to what he did to have caused the misunderstanding. See rule 13.

8. The female may change her mind at any time for any reason or no reason
at all.

9. The male is never permitted to change his mind or under circumstances
without the express written consent of the female which is given only in
cases where the female wanted him to change his mind but gave no
indication of that wish. See rules 6, 7, 12, and 13.

10. The female has the right to be angry or upset for any reason, real or
imagined, at any time and under any circumstance which in her sole
judgement she deems appropriate. The male is not to be given any sign of
the root cause of the female's being angry or pset. The female may,
however, give false or misleading reasons to see if the male is paying
attention. See rule 13.

11. The male must remain calm at all times, unless the female wants him to
be angry or upset.

12. Under no circumstances may the female give the male any clue or
indication whether or why she wants him to be angry or upset.

13. The male is expected to read the mind of the female at all times.
Failure to do so will result in punishments and penalties imposed at the
sole discretion of the female.

14. The female may, at any time and for any reason, resurrect any past
incident without regard to temporal or spacial distance, and modify,
enlarge, embellish, of wholly reconstruct it in order to demonstrate to
the male that he is now or has in the past been wrong, insensitive,
pig-headed, dense, deceitful, and/or oafish.

15. The female may use her interpretation of any past occurrence to
illustrate the ways in which the male has failed to accord her the
consideration, respect, devotion, or material possessions, he has
bestowed on other females, domestic pets or barnyard animals, sports
teams, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, aircraft, or coworkers. Such
illustrations are non-rebuttable.

16. If the female is experiencing PMS, Post-PMS, or Pre-PMS, the female is
permitted to exhibit any manner of behaviors she wishes without regard to
logical consistency or accepted norms of human behavior.

17. Any act, deed, word, expression, statement, utterance, thought,
opinion, or belief by the male is subject to the sole, subjective
interpretation of the female, other external factors not-withstanding.
Alibis, excuses, explanations, defenses, reasons, extenuations, or
rationalizations will not be entertained. Abject please for mercy
and forgiveness are acceptable under some circumstances,
especially when accompanied by tangible evidence of contrition.

You forgot two very important rules:  ;)

18. The male is under no circumstances, however obvious it may seem, allowed to diagnose PMS in any form.

19: The female's unspoken answer to any and all suggestions, curses, and even the thought of making such a diagnosis is: Congenital Testosterone Poisoning.

20: PMS stands for Paul Must Suffer.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80486 on: January 23, 2021, 02:49:07 pm »
Luckily PMS is not something that has to be dealt with in this household as we are way beyond that point. And the mere suggestion that it plays any role in our interactions will most definitely result in great peril to my life and limb.  :scared: :scared: ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80487 on: January 23, 2021, 02:50:13 pm »
I’ll argue with anyone these days. Fuck ‘em  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80488 on: January 23, 2021, 02:53:33 pm »
I've collected Breitling* automatic watches for years. I never leave the house without a watch. They're not for telling the time, they are jewellery. I also have a working Bulova Accutron Spaceview, just because it was the first watch with electronics inside :)

McBryce.

* If you think you need to hide the prices of your TEA acquisitions from SWMBO, try collecting watches!

Hell you aren't kidding, none of mine are as expensive as yours, the most expensive one I have, was about £800 and I kept it out of sight for years before she saw it and as I hadn't had any parcels delivered at the time for ages, told her it was an old one that I had for years.  >:D
And on and on you go about those blasted watches. I'll let you know that my CWC died a few days ago, so please cut it out!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80489 on: January 23, 2021, 02:54:23 pm »
I’ll argue with anyone these days. Fuck ‘em  :-DD



Oh just wait until you start dating again and meet someone that catches your interest. Your tune will change real quick.  :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80490 on: January 23, 2021, 03:00:38 pm »
My everyday wristwatch (since 12 years now) is a Traser H3 BD PRO Blue:



I do really like it when I'm waking up in the middle of the night and want to know which time is it.
 Very good readable in the dark and no match to the usual phosphorescent markings.

Mine has also the blackened stainless steel bracelet.




It's only half as bright now then (Tritium half life is 12.5 years). I'm no radiophobe, I've several Curies of various isotopes, But would think twice about having a tritum source against my skin for hours at a time.

That is one of the reasons, why it is in service now: replacing the H3-thingies.

Regarding the radiation: I'm not worried. Tritium radiates electrons with an average energy of around 5.7keV which is very soft.
The radiation stops nearly at once in borosilicate glass and the amount of H3 used is very small. See also Tritium radioluminescence.

No, I'm not worried at all.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80491 on: January 23, 2021, 03:13:22 pm »
I’ll argue with anyone these days. Fuck ‘em  :-DD

eBay listings done for the day. Thanks to specmaster for the £1 listing reminder. Only computer junk this week.
Your welcome, I still have mine to do, decided that going to let my 7150's go, I never really got on with the user interface compared to the others, even if they are 6.5 meters.
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« Reply #80492 on: January 23, 2021, 03:19:28 pm »
I've collected Breitling* automatic watches for years. I never leave the house without a watch. They're not for telling the time, they are jewellery. I also have a working Bulova Accutron Spaceview, just because it was the first watch with electronics inside :)

McBryce.

* If you think you need to hide the prices of your TEA acquisitions from SWMBO, try collecting watches!

Hell you aren't kidding, none of mine are as expensive as yours, the most expensive one I have, was about £800 and I kept it out of sight for years before she saw it and as I hadn't had any parcels delivered at the time for ages, told her it was an old one that I had for years.  >:D
And on and on you go about those blasted watches. I'll let you know that my CWC died a few days ago, so please cut it out!
What, a British watch has died, must have been the shock of Brexit that killed it I reckon.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80493 on: January 23, 2021, 03:36:13 pm »
Yup. smartPwn is the ultimate pocketwatch.  :o

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Until the battery goes.

Then it becomes tinker-fodder for a tinkerDwagon. Win-win!  >:D

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« Reply #80494 on: January 23, 2021, 03:49:08 pm »
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.



Yaay!

Thanks to Robert763 the HP 66312A will soon be back in full original condition. It's gonna have to wait a day or two because (1) other things to do [incl. Honey-do list] and (2) bracing myself for getting the thing disassmbled down to the front panel (I've not done a 66312A before - it may be a breeze, it may be hell).

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80495 on: January 23, 2021, 04:15:54 pm »
My everyday wristwatch (since 12 years now) is a Traser H3 BD PRO Blue:

Sexy watch indeed, anyway one I got my phone in my pocket with a clock on the display all the time.
I enjoy my wristwatch free life now.

The wedding ring is bothering me a little, just a little. :-[
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80496 on: January 23, 2021, 04:25:38 pm »
The wedding ring is bothering me a little, just a little. :-[

Well, what can you expect, you're Italian.  ;)
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« Reply #80497 on: January 23, 2021, 04:33:47 pm »
Urrrggghh... biohazardous hockey pucks. Those are best enjoyed as I'm doing right now... from the other side of a computer screen. ;)

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Pray tell, because I'm actually curious, which part of the watch wearing life cycle is the most pressing biohazard?

Any band be it ring or watch is always a drag in hazard to anyone who plays with rotating mechanical devices, Metallic bands and Electrical are an obvious nono.

I'm well aware of these issues; watches and some work (kitchen, electrical, mechanical, medical) is an obvious no-no (and beekeeping, according to Tautech).

My reasoning is that I want something that is a detached-from-computing situational awareness device, and the analog-face watch is just enough of context for that.  My wedding band is suspended from a piece of string around my neck except for formal dress occasions (when I'm wearing a tie or bowtie, basically)

Well... I really didn't expect to stir up such controversy with my random comment born mostly of bedtime exhaustion...

   

Okay... the hockey puck part of the comment was pretty obvious; this is my idea of a "civilized" timepiece. 35mm diameter, 9mm thick. My dress watch, a Misfit command, really is just plain too big at 45mm diameter x 13mm thick. I'm ONLY comfortable wearing it out to dinner or meetings; as soon as I start doing stuff, I become acutely aware of its size & mass on my arm.

Really, the biggest thing I like aboot the Command, and the reason I put up with its conspicuous size is the fact it that it actually is a little timekeeping robot on my wrist; it is a smartwatch in that if you leave it connected via BTLE to your smartPwn it will automatically count your ergs and update the app, as well as vibrate to alert you of alarms and messages. But even standalone mode is different from the usual; the mini-dial constantly shows ergs for the day, and when you press the button the hands move to display Day/Date, then whatever alarms and timers you may have set. It literally is the anti-digital watch.

When I worked as a mechanic, I bought women's IronMan watches and put them on a men's ballistic nylon band; a big watch bothered me that much. But the current trend towards obnoxiously large watches actually does approach the size of a regulation hockey puck at 76mm dia x 25mm thick. Even big names are on the big watches bandwagon. Oh, and fucking loud. Like having a Big Ben tick-tocking on your wrist; I can literally hear it across the PolyCom during a conference.  :palm:

Seriously people,  :wtf: are you thinking?

When I was growing up, the aspirational design cues for a men's watch were thin & quiet... you were not supposed to even know you were wearing the thing. A particularly well-noted example was a designer watch (Not sure if it was the LeJour or another one that was so very thin) popular when I was a kid which was machined out of a Walking Liberty silver dollar coin and 4 or 5mm thin. I had to go look it up to know what 4mm meant in 'murrican measures. :-DD

The biohazardous comment was sortof two-part; wristwatches collects gunge, and particularly noxious is the gunge that accumulates in the segments of a metal-banded watch. The bigger the watch, the more gunge. I hate that part of wristwatch maintenance. Just ewwww. And ironically, this kind of chain-link watchband is my most favorite, with the TPU band of the Shine a distant second.

But in all honestly, that comment was mostly directed at the toxic orange anodized face on the one watch. I have a Panasonic Lumix (Think ToughCamera companion to a ToughBook) camera in that color; I literally had to take it off my desk and put it in the drawer because that orange aluminum just constantly distracted me. :-//

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #80498 on: January 23, 2021, 04:53:52 pm »
I’ll argue with anyone these days. Fuck ‘em  :-DD



Oh just wait until you start dating again and meet someone that catches your interest. Your tune will change real quick.  :P :-DD

If that happens I’ve decided I’m going to be a bastard  :-DD
 

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« Reply #80499 on: January 23, 2021, 05:03:39 pm »
Some cheap tzzzzzttt:
Baby scope doo doo do do do do:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tektronix-214-storage-oscilloscope-portable-old-plug-untested/174600325097   
It will probably go for silly money like those kit ones that were local to me...

   That adorable little yellow Tek 222PS we were talking aboot a while back closed at $285 Canoodlian shekels with local S/H; while it is an exceptionally nice example, I dunno that I believe it was that nice. That is almost as much as I have tied up in both my 54645A and my brand-new UTG962 arb, even allowing for exchange rate.

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