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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29400 on: April 16, 2019, 12:19:21 am »
Yeah... I'd expect the insides of that to look like those pics from the Titanic; complete with aquatic life forms.  :P

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29401 on: April 16, 2019, 12:46:00 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29402 on: April 16, 2019, 12:48:04 am »


The RPN Calculator and the sad Test Gear that is  :box: :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29403 on: April 16, 2019, 12:49:09 am »
Now now, my RPN calculator can't be that bad...  >:D

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The RPN Calculator and the sad Test Gear that is  :box: :-DD

More RPN calculators for me.  :box:  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29404 on: April 16, 2019, 12:55:49 am »
The RTL-SDR V3 can do 500 kHz - 24 MHz via direct sampling. I haven't tried it, yet. From what I read, before this version, there was a hardware hack to enable it. No need to anymore.

Yep, forgot about that. I haven't tried it either. I think they are bypassing the r820t and feeding the signal in the RTL2832U directly.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29405 on: April 16, 2019, 12:57:38 am »
I wonder if that 427A is from the infamous seller in that geo-location. Then again, it's in too good of a condition. ;D
I suspect that they will find out one day that THIS guy is the one calling the targets to Hezbollah! Slightly reminiscent of the way a certain Crassus aquired real estate in Rome.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29406 on: April 16, 2019, 01:22:41 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD

hey oculus:

nice drivers!

(and maybe you didn't notice....but something has fallen out of your shirt pocket again.  I suggest you drill a hole in it and attach a lanyard.)


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29407 on: April 16, 2019, 01:24:32 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD

hey oculus:

nice drivers!

(and maybe you didn't notice....but something has fallen out of your shirt pocket again.  I suggest you drill a hole in it and attach a lanyard.)

 :-DD


Yeah, it fell out with my pocket protector the other day...fortunately I saved the calculator.  >:D
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29408 on: April 16, 2019, 01:31:38 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD

hey oculus:

nice drivers!

(and maybe you didn't notice....but something has fallen out of your shirt pocket again.  I suggest you drill a hole in it and attach a lanyard.)

 :-DD


Yeah, it fell out with my pocket protector the other day...fortunately I saved the calculator.  >:D

ok.  you got me.  my pocket protector is in a box some where in the basement.  it is leather and should still have my little steel scale clipped inside.  ahhhhhh.  those were the days.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29409 on: April 16, 2019, 01:59:00 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD

hey oculus:

nice drivers!

(and maybe you didn't notice....but something has fallen out of your shirt pocket again.  I suggest you drill a hole in it and attach a lanyard.)

 :-DD


Yeah, it fell out with my pocket protector the other day...fortunately I saved the calculator.  >:D

ok.  you got me.  my pocket protector is in a box some where in the basement.  it is leather and should still have my little steel scale clipped inside.  ahhhhhh.  those were the days.

son of a bitch.  some one stole my steel scale.  but the pocket protector is still there.

for you children out there.....the thing that looks like a dead mouse is a bag of ground up eraser that was used to dust pencil drawings to stop them from smearing.  you could also get it in a can that you sprinkled on the sheet before you placed your t square or triangle.  the can was labeled "scum-x".  so naturally the bag version was called a "scum bag".  they were usually tossed at interns to wake them up from their afternoon hang over nap.

yep...….when CAD came around we thought it was for sissies. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29410 on: April 16, 2019, 02:28:11 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29411 on: April 16, 2019, 02:29:18 am »
Good ol' tools of the trade. Don't forget the triangles. I still have a drafting machine, too, but not set up at the moment.

The fun thing with CAD, though, was the potential for infinite overkill. 100000x zoom. Insert microscopic fillet. Zoom back out. It was murder on the plotter pens, though. :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29412 on: April 16, 2019, 02:29:55 am »
Neat! That leather pocket protect is....dare I say....very cool in a totally nerd sort of way.  :-+
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29413 on: April 16, 2019, 02:31:31 am »
The eraser template is pretty dangerous without protection. ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29414 on: April 16, 2019, 02:42:15 am »
The eraser template is pretty dangerous without protection. ;D

hmmmmm.  that erasing shield must be one that I never used.

the used ones always had one corner bent.  otherwise the damn things were impossible to pick up.  (maybe the girls didn't have to bend them since they had long nails.)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29415 on: April 16, 2019, 02:45:01 am »
I just use a piece of paper to lift it. ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29416 on: April 16, 2019, 02:45:58 am »
This probably should have gone into the 'what did you buy today' thread but I know how much everyone absolutely HATES nixie tubes.  I was at my ham club's annual tailgate party and the president of the club offered this to me for $2.00.  He said it wouldn't power up and he didn't check the fuse.  When I brought it home, I did a quick check of the fuse and it was good.  I was outttatime as there was much to do, so I played with it a bit today and found the oddball fuse holder knackered.  I wasn't able to restore continuity, so I spliced in a an inline fuse holder I had and it worked.  I will let it warm up and I will warm up my DMMCheck + and get some readings off of it.  It does have the AC and Ohms converters and the read input.  The case looks like it has been rode hard and put away wet.  There are what appears to be rust lines on it, like a wet piece of equipment has been put on it and left to rust.  Also, there was only 1 foot, 1 partial, 1 very small piece of foot holding the screw in place and 1 missing.  I added feet to it so it at least sits up off of the bench.  It was last calibrated 2/13/92 with the AC calibrated from 50 Hz to 50 KHz.  After I check measurements, I will add more pictures and maybe even a peek under the skirt.  Then there will be the job of trying to find a place for it.  I don't really have a need for a pizza box but it does have nixies.

EDIT:  After running a couple of minutes, it appears the 3rd tube from the right wants to display all the numbers.  Any suggestions what to look for and does anyone have the service manual for it?

EDIT 2:  Tube is fine.  I wiggled it around as I couldn't quite get a grip to pull it and reseat it.  Issue went away.  I am thinking of spending $10 and getting the manuals and schematics from Artek Manuals.

Just a friendly note, a warning i suppose,
I own one as well and if you want it to keep working it'd be best to change all the capacitors, especially tantalums but don't forget electrolytics. If the power supply goes fubar the whole damn thing goes, in my instance anyways, fubar beyond repair.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29417 on: April 16, 2019, 02:49:57 am »
son of a bitch.  some one stole my steel scale.  but the pocket protector is still there.


Oh dear ... let me dig in a box tomorrow and get back to you ...  :popcorn:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29418 on: April 16, 2019, 03:06:25 am »
   (SNIP)   yep...….when CAD came around we thought it was for sissies. 
errmuhhgrrd!!! Is that the Tandy Leather Co Pocket Protector kit?!?

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Remembering my Staedtler-Mars and Koh-I-Noor 2mm clutch pencils... and the cast-iron Bruning sharpener pointer in black crinkle-finish. Now THERE was a weapon.  >:D And I had one of the first NiCd (not "converted dry cell") Bruning erasers; everybody wanted to "borrow" it.  :palm:

How many pokes with a divider... how many halogen lamp burns?  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29419 on: April 16, 2019, 03:16:11 am »
Yes! The sharpener! That's one thing I never got into my drafting collection. Had them at school.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29420 on: April 16, 2019, 03:20:33 am »
I just use a piece of paper to lift it. ;)
I just grabbed another one. I always had a dozen of the damned things lying around; one was always somewhere I could slide it off the edge.  :-DD

@nixifreqq - Nice French... curves. >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29421 on: April 16, 2019, 04:46:10 am »
Yeah, after getting tired of French curves, I got a lesbian rule. ???
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29422 on: April 16, 2019, 07:01:06 am »
I saw another set of Wera screwdrivers on amazon that I couldn't live without...set of mini Torx drivers. Bonus RPN calculator porn for @nixiefreqq  :-DD

hey oculus:

nice drivers!

(and maybe you didn't notice....but something has fallen out of your shirt pocket again.  I suggest you drill a hole in it and attach a lanyard.)

 :-DD


Yeah, it fell out with my pocket protector the other day...fortunately I saved the calculator.  >:D

ok.  you got me.  my pocket protector is in a box some where in the basement.  it is leather and should still have my little steel scale clipped inside.  ahhhhhh.  those were the days.

son of a bitch.  some one stole my steel scale.  but the pocket protector is still there.

for you children out there.....the thing that looks like a dead mouse is a bag of ground up eraser that was used to dust pencil drawings to stop them from smearing.  you could also get it in a can that you sprinkled on the sheet before you placed your t square or triangle.  the can was labeled "scum-x".  so naturally the bag version was called a "scum bag".  they were usually tossed at interns to wake them up from their afternoon hang over nap.

yep...….when CAD came around we thought it was for sissies.
Arh yes, I remember the old drawing boards well, you could hide behind them and avoid being hit by the flying scumbags unless they were lobbed in an arc with considerable skill.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29423 on: April 16, 2019, 07:02:52 am »
Neat! That leather pocket protect is....dare I say....very cool in a totally nerd sort of way.  :-+
Yep, like leather elbow patches.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #29424 on: April 16, 2019, 07:07:38 am »
Yeah, after getting tired of French curves, I got a lesbian rule. ???
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