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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41425 on: October 18, 2019, 12:55:16 pm »
This shit is why I am done with old Teks  :-DD

Sooooo I spent all day so far chasing down Linux infrastructure problems caused by cheap humans! Fun fun fun.  :palm:. No TE for a few days as this is a big one :(
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41426 on: October 18, 2019, 01:13:33 pm »
We thought about doing that with my kids but decided that they’re too “gravity challenged” to risk it. We’ve had more hospital trips than the average family I reckon  :palm:
Weren't yours teenage girls? Living with you? And you just called them fat? You're a brave man.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41427 on: October 18, 2019, 01:17:59 pm »
Vintage high-end TE is like many mid 90's and earlier vehicles - They were solid designs and builds. So solid that people ran them for decades with minimal maintenance, but now the neglect is showing and overhauls are necessary. You get what you put in, though, and if you take the extra time to inspect and clean everything during the course of your repairs, they'll be set to last for another couple decades.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41428 on: October 18, 2019, 01:20:37 pm »
And that concludes amother episode of "Living With Prehistoric Tektronix"... :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41429 on: October 18, 2019, 01:21:41 pm »
This shit is why I am done with old Teks  :-DD



Yea, yea....how many times have we heard this?  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41430 on: October 18, 2019, 01:22:50 pm »
Vintage high-end TE is like many mid 90's and earlier vehicles - They were solid designs and builds. So solid that people ran them for decades with minimal maintenance, but now the neglect is showing and overhauls are necessary. You get what you put in, though, and if you take the extra time to inspect and clean everything during the course of your repairs, they'll be set to last for another couple decades.

Can I get an amen?  :-+ ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41431 on: October 18, 2019, 01:32:48 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

Denial: Not just a river, etc... ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41432 on: October 18, 2019, 01:49:53 pm »
We thought about doing that with my kids but decided that they’re too “gravity challenged” to risk it. We’ve had more hospital trips than the average family I reckon  :palm:
Weren't yours teenage girls? Living with you? And you just called them fat? You're a brave man.

Two teenagers and one younger girl and no I didn't suggest that, merely that they are clumsy :)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41433 on: October 18, 2019, 01:54:21 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

'Tis the reason for collecting spares - especially when they're found for cheap - and for having a community of enthusiasts who also collect spares.  ;D  :box:
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41435 on: October 18, 2019, 02:48:37 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

'Tis the reason for collecting spares - especially when they're found for cheap - and for having a community of enthusiasts who also collect spares.  ;D  :box:

Y’all are so adorable when you get your dander up.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41436 on: October 18, 2019, 02:57:05 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

Denial: Not just a river, etc... ;)

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Hopefully I'll be dust before that happens.  8)

Again.....don't you have some looooooong driving to do?  :-// :-//
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41437 on: October 18, 2019, 03:07:40 pm »
We thought about doing that with my kids but decided that they’re too “gravity challenged” to risk it. We’ve had more hospital trips than the average family I reckon  :palm:

Very unlikely fewer serious trips than my daughter. She's been helicoptered off a mountain, and worse.

I've got a 6ft hole in my kitchen floor, down to the workroom and washing machine. Trapdoor, vertical ladder screwed to wall, noisemaker screaming at you when the trapdoor is open etc.

As a 75yo gliding instructor that flew pointy jets in the 50s once remarked, "you expect to lose a few". Quite right too, but unfortunately she still complained about being wrapped in cotton wool - until she met other people at university and realised what they hadn't done :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41438 on: October 18, 2019, 03:09:14 pm »
http://www.wellenkino.de/e108/skala.mp4

click clack.  All bulbs OK  :)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41439 on: October 18, 2019, 03:14:33 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

Denial: Not just a river, etc... ;)

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"Everything ever made is living on borrowed time." ~ Grand-dad

Hopefully I'll be dust before that happens.  8)

Again.....don't you have some looooooong driving to do?  :-// :-//

Wasn’t it you who just a few dozen pages back had to replace a fuzzy CRT...?  ;)

Looooong driving is done. Everything that remains is nice short 3-4 hour chunks.  ;D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41440 on: October 18, 2019, 03:23:32 pm »
Sorry.  If I was to have my own aeroplane, I doubt it would be a C130.

Of course not.  Clearly insufficient for the task.  Any TEA'r would need a C5A.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41441 on: October 18, 2019, 03:25:49 pm »
What I hoped y’all might notice is the dichotomy of those two grand-dad quotes above... seems to me it sums up all of TEAS quite tidily.  8)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41442 on: October 18, 2019, 03:32:38 pm »
Did you know: The C-5 can carry 25,844,746 ping pong balls. theaviationzone.com

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41443 on: October 18, 2019, 03:35:33 pm »
Quick!  Convert that to TEK 547s. :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41444 on: October 18, 2019, 03:39:30 pm »
http://www.wellenkino.de/e108/skala.mp4

click clack.  All bulbs OK  :)

And static on all bands.....a real good start!  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41445 on: October 18, 2019, 03:40:52 pm »
Until the phosphor starts flaking off the inside of the unobtanium CRT... or it just plain goes dim or fuzzy. :o

Denial: Not just a river, etc... ;)

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"If a man made it, a man can fix it."
"Everything ever made is living on borrowed time." ~ Grand-dad

Hopefully I'll be dust before that happens.  8)

Again.....don't you have some looooooong driving to do?  :-// :-//

Wasn’t it you who just a few dozen pages back had to replace a fuzzy CRT...?  ;)

Looooong driving is done. Everything that remains is nice short 3-4 hour chunks.  ;D

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 :popcorn:

It was an "outlier" or "early life" failure.  :-+ :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41446 on: October 18, 2019, 03:41:29 pm »
Did you know: The C-5 can carry 25,844,746 ping pong balls. theaviationzone.com

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And 1 PITA dragon.  :P :P :P :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41447 on: October 18, 2019, 04:01:14 pm »
I cannae deny it; may as well own it.   :-+

Quick!  Convert that to TEK 547s. :-DD

Twelve.

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IF you fill the remaining space with helium balloons. >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41448 on: October 18, 2019, 04:09:23 pm »
I cannae deny it; may as well own it.   :-+

Quick!  Convert that to TEK 547s. :-DD

Twelve.

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IF you fill the remaining space with helium balloons. >:D

 :) :) :--

I ROM it to 17500...

looking across my lab, I'd guess a 547 is 10x10x15 ping pong balls...
so go about 260000 div by 15
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41449 on: October 18, 2019, 05:48:02 pm »
Look at the “fine print” in my PS for the “why” behind my “conservative” estimate. ;)

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