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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24300 on: February 02, 2019, 11:53:22 pm »
bitseeker...we need that rabbit hole incorporated into our TEA Glossary.  :-+

Yes! So, I retouched the photo some to bring out the bunny's face more and make the horizontal log look more like a vertical hole in the ground.
Actually, I was thinking the foreground lighting should have a nice tinge of nixie orange - not white.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24301 on: February 03, 2019, 12:02:27 am »
bitseeker...we need that rabbit hole incorporated into our TEA Glossary.  :-+

Yes! So, I retouched the photo some to bring out the bunny's face more and make the horizontal log look more like a vertical hole in the ground.
Actually, I was thinking the foreground lighting should have a nice tinge of nixie orange - not white.


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Added him to the OP as the "TEA Mascot." He needs a name.
My thought, (which came to me in about 1.3ms) - Harvey.


ha!  used to use "elwood p dowd" when making restaurant reservations......till  swmbo made me stop.


switched over to "groot" but she didn't like that any better.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24302 on: February 03, 2019, 12:03:14 am »
This is after about 30 minute warm up and its still falling. When I powered them on, the count started at 1.000040V and I would not be surprised if it bottoms out to ..DEAD NUTS!  This 335D is impressing me more and more (despite the few missing parts)

***Sorry for the angled view, one leg must be longer than the other***

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24303 on: February 03, 2019, 12:06:10 am »
I am so stoked to see what these units do when I have an offically calibrated 7.5 DMM to read their outputs...the hair on my arms is standing up!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24304 on: February 03, 2019, 12:11:49 am »
I am so stoked to see what these units do when I have an offically calibrated 7.5 DMM to read their outputs...the hair on my arms is standing up!
This is after about 30 minute warm up and its still falling. When I powered them on, the count started at 1.000040V and I would not be surprised if it bottoms out to ..DEAD NUTS!  This 335D is impressing me more and more (despite the few missing parts)

***Sorry for the angled view, one leg must be longer than the other***
That's really good, why not leave it on for a couple of hours and try it again, I think it might just be bang on the nuts then :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24305 on: February 03, 2019, 12:18:02 am »
unpacking HP 8556A



Unpacking HP 19511-80014...  :-DD

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Oh, I kill me...  :P

Part number humor. I like it. :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24306 on: February 03, 2019, 12:23:35 am »
It hit 1.000000V and fell breifly to all 9's then back up to 1.0's....hasn't moved in 5 minutes! Rock solid unit. I'll leave it all night and see where its at in the A.M. So far I am stoked as hell

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24307 on: February 03, 2019, 12:26:50 am »
This is after about 30 minute warm up and its still falling. When I powered them on, the count started at 1.000040V and I would not be surprised if it bottoms out to ..DEAD NUTS!  This 335D is impressing me more and more (despite the few missing parts)

***Sorry for the angled view, one leg must be longer than the other***

Don't Panic put on your Peril Sensitive Sunglasses and wait a while :) I would think an hour at least would be needed before the calibrator settled to near where it was set and even a couple. The HP 740B I have is at least an hour.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24308 on: February 03, 2019, 12:29:28 am »
Yeah, NOT my first rodeo either, but I like to have fun and be exited. I got this fucker ***edit***, so I am stoked.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24309 on: February 03, 2019, 12:32:50 am »
It hit 1.000000V and fell breifly to all 9's then back up to 1.0's....hasn't moved in 5 minutes! Rock solid unit. I'll leave it all night and see where its at in the A.M. So far I am stoked as hell


yes indeed.  can see why you are excited...…..the photo is almost perfectly framed now.


good to see all those pesky 0's did not distract you.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24310 on: February 03, 2019, 12:33:41 am »
bitseeker...we need that rabbit hole incorporated into our TEA Glossary.  :-+

Yes! So, I retouched the photo some to bring out the bunny's face more and make the horizontal log look more like a vertical hole in the ground.
Actually, I was thinking the foreground lighting should have a nice tinge of nixie orange - not white.

Like there's nixie equipment down there somewhere? (The glow might be a bit too subtle.)



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My thought, (which came to me in about 1.3ms) - Harvey.

Always quick, you are.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24311 on: February 03, 2019, 12:40:50 am »
No sooner did I post above and I get a phone call. It's my woman. (In case you don't know she's NYPD cop) She's in the ER again. Got knocked down again breaking up a fight. This time the injuries are more extensive including hitting her head. In a lot of pain. X-rays pending. She'll call me later with the results. They may keep her overnight.

I may be making a trip down to NYC tonight. Damn.

Woah, sorry to hear that, med. That's scary. Hope she'll be OK.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24312 on: February 03, 2019, 12:41:51 am »
Well Racal OCXO problem turned out to be a little more difficult than expected but I decided I fancied doing a good job of this one.



Does it work? Woohoo it did! Went through careful cal after this and is bang on the mark now.

Quick test with the MFJ doohickey at 150MHz to check channel A. Job done  :-+

That was quick. Nicely done, bd! :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24313 on: February 03, 2019, 12:55:03 am »
I can go to the mil auctions and buy the beat up HMMWV's pretty cheap. I wish I could get the contract for all the used Toyota's and Land Rovers WE LEAVE everywhere we go. Its cheaper to leave them there and write them off, than it is to pay to ship them all back. There's a line of 300+ bad ass Land Rovers, right now in Bagram that will just sit there until a contractor buys them and ships them around the world...probably less than $1k each (if you don't mind the occasional bullet hole)
Bullet holes can be patched up easily enough.

Patched UP?!? People pay millions of dollars a year for stupid plastic stickers that make their hoopty LOOK like it got in the way of a drive-by shooting... and you wanna PATCH THEM UP?!?    :scared:

Those holes aren't DAMAGE... they're FEATURES!!!   :-DD

Just what I was about to say. Those holes are good for street cred! :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24314 on: February 03, 2019, 01:06:24 am »
Do I win a prize for owning the crustiest, oldest and most useless PC type testcard any other takers?  Darn that 'modern junk' Mnementh you are showing off ;D



That's pretty old and crusty, alright. Gotta love the bendy traces for bendy people.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24315 on: February 03, 2019, 01:12:20 am »
It hit 1.000000V and fell breifly to all 9's then back up to 1.0's....hasn't moved in 5 minutes! Rock solid unit. I'll leave it all night and see where its at in the A.M. So far I am stoked as hell


yes indeed.  can see why you are excited...…..the photo is almost perfectly framed now.


good to see all those pesky 0's did not distract you.

I had to work hard to get it squared up, thanks for noticing.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24316 on: February 03, 2019, 01:20:53 am »
So the Fluke has fallen to xxxxxx93 and I going to start tweaking the pots to get it back to 1.0V....NO I AM not, just kidding, but I bet some of you think I would...its okay, I am still new here.

I am not new to the meteorology tab or Fluke DC Standards though. I'll burn this one in for a few weeks and write a script to record the data with temp correlation. I generally do one data point per minute, but Ill see what the new K7510 can do with KickStart and  if the relays let it roll, I may do twice a minute.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24317 on: February 03, 2019, 01:21:31 am »
Completed projects. Both the 190VDC reference and the 190mv, 1.9V, and 19V reference. The updated and final schematic for the 190mv, 1.9V, 19V reference.



This will teach @med not to start a 'proper thread' for his Vref project.  :horse:  Way back weeks and weeks ago I went searching to find this :phew:

OK, another alternative is to let me know to add it to the POI index, which I've just done. So, at least it'll be a little easier to find it next time.

By the way, was there a schematic for the 190V reference? I failed to find it, but will link it if anyone unearths it from the depths of the thread.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24318 on: February 03, 2019, 01:23:36 am »
DANGER WILL ROBINSON
NIXIE PORN AHEAD
Doing my monthly warm up, thinking of you guys, unfortunately I can't get them all going at the same time!
@martin  8554L RF section (up to 1200MHz)

Added this to the POI index, too. Wee! :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24319 on: February 03, 2019, 01:26:13 am »
I was [thought I was directly] replying to bd139 about his Racal 9915 vs mine.  Long time reader, first time member.  Maybe someday the threading mechanics of this forum will become apparent, but I won't hold my breath.

A quick answer to what test equipment interest I have can be had at http://web.jlw.com/test.html .

Quick check of your link credentials - APPROVED with gear to spare  :-DD You seem to be deficient in the quantity of Multimeters so keep working on it  >:D

Welcome, jlw. Quite the lists of gear, especially in the counters and generators departments. :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24320 on: February 03, 2019, 01:32:56 am »

Like there's nixie equipment down there somewhere?

Precisely!

Also, I tweaked your image to bring up the orange.....



Errrk.  Let me try that again.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24321 on: February 03, 2019, 01:40:24 am »
Nine hundred and seventy one pages... wow. I hadn't been in this thread for a while; didn't realize it was growing so fast.
Did any other thread in the forum break 1000 pages before? Or will this be the first?

Well, according to the Forum Stats page, the second-longest thread has about 1/3 as many posts. China has the Great Wall. We have this thread. :-DD

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  https://tapas.io/episode/1294038
  https://tapas.io/episode/1310801
A couple of pages of an online comic, that are amusingly relevant to this thread.

Uncanny, it is. Thanks for the intro and welcome back!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24322 on: February 03, 2019, 01:48:54 am »
This was my attempt...






Better stop now or I'll end up down one for real....
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24323 on: February 03, 2019, 01:57:07 am »
Completed projects. Both the 190VDC reference and the 190mv, 1.9V, and 19V reference. The updated and final schematic for the 190mv, 1.9V, 19V reference.



This will teach @med not to start a 'proper thread' for his Vref project.  :horse:  Way back weeks and weeks ago I went searching to find this :phew:

OK, another alternative is to let me know to add it to the POI index, which I've just done. So, at least it'll be a little easier to find it next time.

By the way, was there a schematic for the 190V reference? I failed to find it, but will link it if anyone unearths it from the depths of the thread.

My bad. Here's the final schematic



Once I get the 500VDC reference done and tested I'll post that.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24324 on: February 03, 2019, 01:58:50 am »
Um..not to be a dick but you misspelled a word.


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