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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24325 on: February 03, 2019, 02:02:53 am »
I collect Tek gear mate and have for about 12 years now. I got the basics and even some advances methods of repair and troubleshoot down pat, but I do not have the time. And like you said, its tedious and you dont want to do it again...I said that 5 years ago, yet I spend one Sunday a month trying anyway...Hard to put a dent in 60 plugins with just 1 a month on the bench, SO my offer was real, if you're interested.

I'll think about it.  :-+ I've got so many projects here that I want to get to. I currently have something lined up for nearly every day that will keep me busy for 2 weeks straight. And then something new shows up and goes to the front of the cue like this 7A16A plug-in and throws all those plans to hell.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24326 on: February 03, 2019, 02:05:08 am »
Um..not to be a dick but you misspelled a word.

OK Dick, what did I misspell?  :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24327 on: February 03, 2019, 02:11:19 am »
 :wtf:
20 pages behind from just a few days away fishing !  ::)  :bullshit:

Anyways, it might have been worth it as our team won the most points and we came away with a major prize.  :phew:
Got my first Stripey too, shame we were after points so tagged it and let it go.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24328 on: February 03, 2019, 02:11:29 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.
   Actually, I was thinking Benjamin Bunny. Not only is he a dead ringer for Peter Cottontail's cousin... it seems fitting, as he's "the sensible one".

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24329 on: February 03, 2019, 02:13:43 am »
This was my attempt...

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

I see. OK, one more try, a little more orangey glow. He looks pretty intrigued.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24330 on: February 03, 2019, 02:15:06 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.
   Actually, I was thinking Benjamin Bunny. Not only is he a dead ringer for Peter Cottontail's cousin... it seems fitting, as he's "the sensible one".

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The sleevening has begun...  :scared:

LMAO!  :-DD :-DD :-DD You ain't right.  :P :P :P ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24331 on: February 03, 2019, 02:15:30 am »
My bad. Here's the final schematic



Once I get the 500VDC reference done and tested I'll post that.

Thanks. Added. :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24332 on: February 03, 2019, 02:19:30 am »
This was my attempt...

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

I think... speaking as a dwagon, with some experience here... that any such attempt just makes it look like you're trying to set Benjamin Bunny on fire.  I mean, if that's the feel you're going for, then   :clap: , well done.

But otherwise... maybe a strategic withdrawal from the meme would be most prudent. The only way it would work is if you found a way to actually put a nixie counter in frame to put the hearthlike glow in context.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24333 on: February 03, 2019, 02:23:47 am »
I agree, it was getting rather toasty-looking. But to really get some tubes in frame at the right angle, etc., to look right is more than I can get into at the moment. I shall leave what's in the (original) rabbit hole to the viewer's imagination.  ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24334 on: February 03, 2019, 02:24:49 am »
@bit; I bought the Fluke PM6303 from that seller and it arrived today. They have poor/ if any comms, and do a horrible job packing, but the RCL was bang out after I "trmmied" out the leads and I cannot complain for  the money. They have a pretty sick inventory and everything is on the cheap'ish end of the spectrum. They have a few HP Spectrum Analyzers I am watching for Oculus, and a few other items I want to add to my bench (3) and (4).

Good stuff and bad packing? Scary! :o
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24335 on: February 03, 2019, 02:29:26 am »
:wtf:
20 pages behind from just a few days away fishing !  ::)  :bullshit:

Anyways, it might have been worth it as our team won the most points and we came away with a major prize.  :phew:
Got my first Stripey too, shame we were after points so tagged it and let it go.

Congrats and welcome back, tautech. I've spent most of the day trying to do my own catching...catching up in this crazy thread. :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24336 on: February 03, 2019, 02:35:33 am »
I'm catching Poke'mon with my son. Does that count?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24337 on: February 03, 2019, 02:40:17 am »
@bit; I bought the Fluke PM6303 from that seller and it arrived today. They have poor/ if any comms, and do a horrible job packing, but the RCL was bang out after I "trmmied" out the leads and I cannot complain for  the money. They have a pretty sick inventory and everything is on the cheap'ish end of the spectrum. They have a few HP Spectrum Analyzers I am watching for Oculus, and a few other items I want to add to my bench (3) and (4).

Good stuff and bad packing? Scary! :o

Aye, the unit was great so I can't complain..
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24338 on: February 03, 2019, 02:41:04 am »
I'm catching Poke'mon with my son. Does that count?

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Hell yeah  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24339 on: February 03, 2019, 02:45:27 am »
Nice RCL meter, Inverted. :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24340 on: February 03, 2019, 02:49:00 am »
Nice RCL meter, Inverted. :-+

Thanks mate, it was bang on too, I was very pleased...More than I wanted to spend but worth it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24341 on: February 03, 2019, 03:12:22 am »
Um..not to be a dick but you misspelled a word.

OK Dick, what did I misspell?  :-DD :-DD

LR8..shouldn't it be L8R M8 (later mate)...at least thats what the kids are saying now a days..

hoping you got my PM of course.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24342 on: February 03, 2019, 03:13:48 am »
Lets play with the PM6303A RCL meter...pics to come
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24343 on: February 03, 2019, 03:43:05 am »
I'm catching Poke'mon with my son. Does that count?

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Depends maybe, in the eyes of the other parties, on whether you caught one with stripes or one that can call out R, C, and L precisely.
If that would still work along the Pokemon principles, Inverted16850 is probably going to exercise it to the limits hoping it evolves in a upmarket Wayne-Kerr or Tegam.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24344 on: February 03, 2019, 03:50:17 am »
I'm catching Poke'mon with my son. Does that count?

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Depends maybe, in the eyes of the other parties, on whether you caught one with stripes or one that can call out R, C, and L precisely.
If that would still work along the Pokemon principles, Inverted16850 is probably going to exercise it to the limits hoping it evolves in a upmarket Wayne-Kerr or Tegam.

 :-DD I wish man. I had a nice HP4274A a while back and sold it, I am always* kicking myself  for that stupid mistake. I would love to get a 4275A though..but if I am able to turn this lot into a badass "modern" CAL LAB, that would be pretty sick.

I was holding a nice 332 unit for another user, but they bailed so I will be posting another nice 332D with stats and pics on the sale thread shortly. Its a nice unit, like I said I was holding it for someone here who bailed, so if you want one, let me know.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24345 on: February 03, 2019, 04:08:04 am »
I was holding a nice 332 unit for another user, but they bailed so I will be posting another nice 332D with stats and pics on the sale thread shortly. Its a nice unit, like I said I was holding it for someone here who bailed, so if you want one, let me know.

I am just getting confused to many DC Calibrators being played with to keep track of what is what  :-// Stack all the 33X's up and get your power lifting done for the day  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24346 on: February 03, 2019, 04:20:23 am »
I was holding a nice 332 unit for another user, but they bailed so I will be posting another nice 332D with stats and pics on the sale thread shortly. Its a nice unit, like I said I was holding it for someone here who bailed, so if you want one, let me know.

I am just getting confused to many DC Calibrators being played with to keep track of what is what  :-// Stack all the 33X's up and get your power lifting done for the day  :-DD

I sent a box to China that was 130lbs and I had to dead lift that thing three different times and carry it about 20 meters..argh..too old for that shit

But yeah Ill stack up whats here and let you all have a look...note there are 3 more en route.. one is another the AC 5200A.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24347 on: February 03, 2019, 04:25:32 am »
Visited a local surplus store today. As far as test equipment goes, not a lot of stuff I was willing to spend money on. They wanted way too much for the 8410 network analyzer with polar display module and wouldn't budge on price. They have about 10-12 of those Tek 485s in rackmounts. And a whole shelf of scope plugins...if anyone sees anything they want feel free to message me and I could conceivably pick it up for you in the near future (this stuff does not move quickly).

I ended up just getting another vacuum tube for the collection (now I have a pair of JAN CRC-832A transmitter tubes) and a nice 9 outlet shop power strip.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24348 on: February 03, 2019, 04:29:26 am »
dude I found a another 65 unit for you. Shit sorry, HP8565 unit

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #24349 on: February 03, 2019, 04:32:32 am »
dude I found a another 65 unit for you. Shit sorry, HP8565 unit

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