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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41450 on: October 18, 2019, 05:53:52 pm »
I cannae deny it; may as well own it.   :-+

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

Twelve.

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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 #41451 on: October 18, 2019, 06:17:56 pm »
Or stick arouind and let us assist you with a mental shoehorn so you can fit your collection into an Apartment like @med has  >:D
Yeah...  I mean, you can always raise your bed a bit for a little extra storage space underneath - or put one in the lounge room with a cushion on top and call it a pouffe.  Two of the same height with a plank of wood across the top makes for a sturdy coffee table.

Channel your inner MacGyver.

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(Attachment Link)    Yeah... bedframes with metal or wooden slats like these are cheap ($100-ish), and they do away with the useless box-spring or "foundation" to give you oodles... just oodles of storage space underneath. I kept 6 55L storage tubs under each of the kids' double-size mattress beds with these frames.  :-+

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Good Lord Man... you've just spent the last six months digging out of your current predicament and trying to fit what was left into a convey of trailer trucks and you're encouraging this innocent young soul to start buying 55L containers?

HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41452 on: October 18, 2019, 06:20:12 pm »
Wow, I'm surprised. The answer is RIGHT THERE.  |O

voltage readings are wrong I think. now I have to read ahead to the proper current end of the thread to find out if I am wrong.

 ;D

edit: i was correct. i am going to bask in my self-generated glory for a while before posting again.  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41453 on: October 18, 2019, 06:28:51 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.

Agreed... solid, and usually, straightforward designs and builds. I have Tek gear that was calibrated in 1987, put in storage in 1988, and not turned on again until 2019 (you do the arithmetic) and it generally just works. Most of the repair work I've done over the last six months has involved replacing bad caps, cleaning switches, and tweaking calibration.

Granted, I've been working mostly on signal generators, DMMs, and the like that all operate under 100MHz and I've not spent a lot of time working on oscilloscopes, but still... a lot of bang for the buck left in this old gear. (as I demonstrated when I shorted the plus and minus 150VDC rails through a 2W resistor last week)   ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41454 on: October 18, 2019, 06:36:23 pm »
Look at the “fine print” in my PS for the “why” behind my “conservative” estimate. ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41455 on: October 18, 2019, 06:54:26 pm »
IF... that CA5 is getting a helium-balloon assist in lifting the weight of those dozen dark-matter-laden 547s, yes. Otherwise, just going to be some very noisy taxiing.   ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41456 on: October 18, 2019, 06:59:56 pm »
Good Lord Man... you've just spent the last six months digging out of your current predicament and trying to fit what was left into a convey of trailer trucks and you're encouraging this innocent young soul to start buying 55L containers?

HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

 :-DD   :-DD   :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41457 on: October 18, 2019, 08:00:12 pm »


They can only put 4 M1A1s in a C-5...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41458 on: October 18, 2019, 08:13:11 pm »


They can only put 4 M1A1s in a C-5...

It can only carry FOUR 63 ton tanks at a time?  What a piece of crap!!  /s   >:D

Even knowing how airplanes work, it still amazes me that you can get one off the ground with not one, but four main battle tanks in it.   :o :o :o  (Just be damned sure to tie them down tightly - if THAT load shifts it will definitely ruin your day.)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41459 on: October 18, 2019, 08:14:41 pm »


They can only put 4 M1A1s in a C-5...

It can only carry FOUR 63 ton tanks at a time?  What a piece of crap!!  /s   >:D

Even knowing how airplanes work, it still amazes me that you can get one off the ground with not one, but four main battle tanks in it.   :o :o :o  (Just be damned sure to tie them down tightly - if THAT load shifts it will definitely ruin your day.)

-Pat

Yea, but we're talking Tek 547s here...
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41460 on: October 18, 2019, 08:18:09 pm »

They can only put 4 M1A1s in a C-5...

It can only carry FOUR 63 ton tanks at a time?  What a piece of crap!!  /s   >:D

Even knowing how airplanes work, it still amazes me that you can get one off the ground with not one, but four main battle tanks in it.   :o :o :o  (Just be damned sure to tie them down tightly - if THAT load shifts it will definitely ruin your day.)

-Pat

And don't forget to put air in the tires before loading.   ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41461 on: October 18, 2019, 08:52:08 pm »
And don't forget to put air in the tires before loading.   ;D
You're trying to trick us! Tank tires don't have air in them!  ;D
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41462 on: October 18, 2019, 10:26:04 pm »
Oh my. The USPS carrier left this on my porch about fifteen minutes ago:



Giant packaging fail. What was the seller thinking?  |O 

The worst thing: I bought this stuff as a lot. There is no inventory of it and I will not be able to figure out what was lost.   |O

And USPS couldn't even be bothered to slap a label on it noting the damage, let alone some packing tape.  |O

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41463 on: October 18, 2019, 10:32:56 pm »
IC the damage.  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41464 on: October 18, 2019, 10:56:33 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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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 #41465 on: October 19, 2019, 01:26:13 am »
IC the damage.  :-DD

Grooooannnnn!!! *Tosses soggy ol’ boot right at Arthur’s digital watch* :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41466 on: October 19, 2019, 01:30:07 am »
Local Area Network in Australia. The LAN down under...  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41467 on: October 19, 2019, 01:44:59 am »
It's shocking how often I electrocute myself.  :P
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41468 on: October 19, 2019, 01:45:38 am »
Today was a good TEA day. I received my basically like-new -hp- 8672A synthesized signal generator. And I went from 1 Tek P6042 to 3, plus some spare unobtainium transistors and cabling to replace the bad probe cable on the one I got with a pile of Tek gear at hamfest.  :-+
If you connect the Analogic2045 as modulation generator and add a decent amplifier I can see some monitoring bozos quitting their job on a mental sanity ticket.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41469 on: October 19, 2019, 02:52:32 am »
Today was a good TEA day. I received my basically like-new -hp- 8672A synthesized signal generator. And I went from 1 Tek P6042 to 3, plus some spare unobtainium transistors and cabling to replace the bad probe cable on the one I got with a pile of Tek gear at hamfest.  :-+
If you connect the Analogic2045 as modulation generator and add a decent amplifier I can see some monitoring bozos quitting their job on a mental sanity ticket.
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Man, that's evil. I'd like to keep my amateur license though!  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41470 on: October 19, 2019, 07:52:50 am »
Thanks to everyone for their help, unfortunately I can't quite get away with stuffing that much equipment under my bed  :-DD. I've thrown up a post in the buy/sell/wanted section, fingers crossed.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41471 on: October 19, 2019, 08:13:07 am »
$2 AUD HP Logic analyser in Eastern Sbs Melbourne  :o  eBay auction: #303327468857 Jump fast for an Anchor locals.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41472 on: October 19, 2019, 08:26:52 am »
Today was a good TEA day. I received my basically like-new -hp- 8672A synthesized signal generator. And I went from 1 Tek P6042 to 3, plus some spare unobtainium transistors and cabling to replace the bad probe cable on the one I got with a pile of Tek gear at hamfest.  :-+
If you connect the Analogic2045 as modulation generator and add a decent amplifier I can see some monitoring bozos quitting their job on a mental sanity ticket.
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Or have black helicopters hovering overhead.

I was once an arms importer. I imported an HP boat anchor that was a DDS plus hardware for modulating the output each sample. Allegedly it could spoof military aircraft (etc etc), and so for export puposes it was classified as a munition.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41473 on: October 19, 2019, 09:21:05 am »
Lots of stupid shit like that out there. I remember the stupid crypto munitions export laws in the US. Guess who was responsible for filling in the paperwork so the US subsidiary could export it to the UK subsidiary.  :palm:. Haha but you couldn’t file the declaration unless it was sent over a secure channel. Which we didn’t have because you couldn’t import it. So we had to get the home office involved to declare a 2m square bit of ground as US territory for a week, pop a couple of cryptos in onto one of the dark networks. Whole thing was a joke.

Edit: oh and two weeks after we fixed all that, Clinton relaxes the restrictions
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #41474 on: October 19, 2019, 09:44:02 am »
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.

I thought about that after I posted ... then I thought I'd wait and see if someone would pick up on it.

I didn't have to wait long.
 


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