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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62900 on: July 10, 2020, 11:30:31 am »

Parcel from DE to NL got lost...

HP 3478A Labormultimeter 5-stellig

Seller offers to send an other.. :-+

Curious, how much you paid this, I bought mine for $140 CAD from a local seller. And it needs recapping and installing a DIY adapter thanks to some EEVBlog people at https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/ and that is what I am getting from : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62901 on: July 10, 2020, 11:38:14 am »

Parcel from DE to NL got lost...

HP 3478A Labormultimeter 5-stellig

Seller offers to send an other.. :-+

Curious, how much you paid this, I bought mine for $140 CAD from a local seller. And it needs recapping and installing a DIY adapter thanks to some EEVBlog people at https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/ and that is what I am getting from : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/

160 incl shipping... the shipping killed the good deal...but now i want it.. ;-)

but he also offert a full refund... if the meter is crap i better take that option...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62902 on: July 10, 2020, 12:16:01 pm »
was curious about a place in the uk called "bromley", and somehow the googles came back with this very strange and incomprehensible video.

if such a thing is possible......could one of you limeys please explain it? 

No. Partly because I don't know and partly on principle. It looks like a variant of Morris dancing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dance

Ob quote: you should try everything once except incest and morris dancing.

If you like strange occupations, you might like to look for "bog snorkelling", "dwile flonking", "cheese rolling".
Surprised that it was even allowed to happen, when you stop and think that the black and white minstrel show was stopped because it was deemed to be racist.

It’s all about context. Morris dancers blacking up predates knowing black people existed in the UK. Black and white minstrels, probably not  :-DD

Edit to clarify: Catherine of Aragon was the first employer and the Morris dancers were around in the 1300’s and actually being paid in the 1400’s. I wonder if people will look back at street dance in half a millennium in the same way.
Interestingly, the blacking on the faces of men on black and minstrels, was not black, but red. Something to do with the fact that black did not register, maybe it was because the TV in those days was black and white?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62903 on: July 10, 2020, 12:20:31 pm »

Parcel from DE to NL got lost...

HP 3478A Labormultimeter 5-stellig

Seller offers to send an other.. :-+

Curious, how much you paid this, I bought mine for $140 CAD from a local seller. And it needs recapping and installing a DIY adapter thanks to some EEVBlog people at https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/ and that is what I am getting from : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/project-extending-hp3478a-functionality/

160 incl shipping... the shipping killed the good deal...but now i want it.. ;-)

but he also offert a full refund... if the meter is crap i better take that option...
The hp 3478A is a perfectly good meter, if you compare it with a more modern one, it does lack the diode test function but otherwise it is a great if you don't need to measure more than 300V. Very accurate and is easy to calibrate yourself without having to open it, all done via the front keypad.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62904 on: July 10, 2020, 12:23:18 pm »
Quote from: tonyalbus on Today at 07:38:14
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160 incl shipping... the shipping killed the good deal...but now i want it.. ;-)

but he also offert a full refund... if the meter is crap i better take that option...
To be fair, I also got Fluke 8502A for $50 CAD but looking these broken modules then I tried to contact a seller at https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=375420 but I haven't heard anything from him. Since you are into radio, do you know the seller ? Thanks !


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The hp 3478A is a perfectly good meter, if you compare it with a more modern one, it does lack the diode test function but otherwise it is a great if you don't need to measure more than 300V. Very accurate and is easy to calibrate yourself without having to open it, all done via the front keypad.
The calibration part does requires to have source references from other devices to do this calibration ? According the manual, I also need DC 300V at minimum since the meter can calculate other constants for  high AC voltage from DC constants I think.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62905 on: July 10, 2020, 12:28:52 pm »
was curious about a place in the uk called "bromley", and somehow the googles came back with this very strange and incomprehensible video.

if such a thing is possible......could one of you limeys please explain it? 

No. Partly because I don't know and partly on principle. It looks like a variant of Morris dancing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dance

Ob quote: you should try everything once except incest and morris dancing.

If you like strange occupations, you might like to look for "bog snorkelling", "dwile flonking", "cheese rolling".
Surprised that it was even allowed to happen, when you stop and think that the black and white minstrel show was stopped because it was deemed to be racist.

It’s all about context. Morris dancers blacking up predates knowing black people existed in the UK. Black and white minstrels, probably not  :-DD

Edit to clarify: Catherine of Aragon was the first employer and the Morris dancers were around in the 1300’s and actually being paid in the 1400’s. I wonder if people will look back at street dance in half a millennium in the same way.
Interestingly, the blacking on the faces of men on black and minstrels, was not black, but red. Something to do with the fact that black did not register, maybe it was because the TV in those days was black and white?

Yeah probably the same reason they used to have yellow clothes for people who were supposedly wearing white :)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62906 on: July 10, 2020, 12:39:36 pm »
was curious about a place in the uk called "bromley", and somehow the googles came back with this very strange and incomprehensible video.

if such a thing is possible......could one of you limeys please explain it? 

No. Partly because I don't know and partly on principle. It looks like a variant of Morris dancing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_dance

Ob quote: you should try everything once except incest and morris dancing.

If you like strange occupations, you might like to look for "bog snorkelling", "dwile flonking", "cheese rolling".
Surprised that it was even allowed to happen, when you stop and think that the black and white minstrel show was stopped because it was deemed to be racist.

It’s all about context. Morris dancers blacking up predates knowing black people existed in the UK. Black and white minstrels, probably not  :-DD

Edit to clarify: Catherine of Aragon was the first employer and the Morris dancers were around in the 1300’s and actually being paid in the 1400’s. I wonder if people will look back at street dance in half a millennium in the same way.
Interestingly, the blacking on the faces of men on black and minstrels, was not black, but red. Something to do with the fact that black did not register, maybe it was because the TV in those days was black and white?

Yeah probably the same reason they used to have yellow clothes for people who were supposedly wearing white :)

Early camera tubes required LOTS of light and contrast to produce a decent image.
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« Reply #62907 on: July 10, 2020, 12:57:02 pm »
It probably has to do with dynamic range or the lack thereof. When shades of dark or light get crushed into a single "level" there's little to see.
 

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« Reply #62908 on: July 10, 2020, 12:58:13 pm »
hey al

is something wrong with the attachments?   can't see any dragon in a picture.

and what the hell happened to emmitt?

we need a before AND after picture.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62909 on: July 10, 2020, 01:02:16 pm »
Since you are into radio, do you know the seller ? Thanks !

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« Reply #62910 on: July 10, 2020, 01:04:42 pm »
is something wrong with the attachments?   can't see any dragon in a picture.

Attachments seems to be an ongoing problem - see here -

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/website-error-reports/msg3124720/#new
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« Reply #62911 on: July 10, 2020, 01:09:32 pm »
Interestingly, the blacking on the faces of men on black and minstrels, was not black, but red. Something to do with the fact that black did not register, maybe it was because the TV in those days was black and white?

Early TV camera tubes were orthochromic (insensitive to red) and also had poor contrast. Black would have registered (think about it for a second) but red would produce just as apparently black an output. Anybody who has used black makeup will tell you that getting a good solid black is hard and requires putting on the makeup with trowel. I can attest to this from mugging up with black and white as Death for a Pratchett themed fancy dress party - "GOOD EVENING. IS THIS WHERE THE PARTY IS?".

Furthermore, the red insensitivity and poor contrast of early TV camera tubes had to be compensated for with makeup just for people to look normal. This is what it looked like:

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« Reply #62912 on: July 10, 2020, 01:13:32 pm »
It’s all about context. Morris dancers blacking up predates knowing black people existed in the UK. Black and white minstrels, probably not  :-DD

Edit to clarify: Catherine of Aragon was the first employer and the Morris dancers were around in the 1300’s and actually being paid in the 1400’s. I wonder if people will look back at street dance in half a millennium in the same way.
Do you think that context will matter? That's not an angry fist shaking kind of comment but I can see how it could be made a symbol of division.
 

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« Reply #62913 on: July 10, 2020, 01:26:49 pm »
 :scared:  okey now i am even more confused i usualy already am..

on my doorstep just now...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62914 on: July 10, 2020, 01:38:14 pm »
@Tony how much do you want for that lag26 ?

visited my favorite dealer today. shhh, hey you .. who, me ? shhh....

went out with a Ryzen 7 3700x and an asus strix RTX 2060 for a huge discount.

I am spending too much money on this kinda stuff ...
 
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« Reply #62915 on: July 10, 2020, 01:41:07 pm »
I have been sitting on this until fruition ... but Bean has been successful as an enabler, yet again - where I got to meet another member face to face.

First photo is admittedly a tease....   ;D

I first brought in the tube and the little black box and informed SWMBO "There's more".  She asked "Do I want to know" to which I replied "Electronics stuff".  Her response was "the look".   ::)
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« Reply #62916 on: July 10, 2020, 01:41:50 pm »
And I slept through a fluke 8800a. If anyone got it, well done.

Was that the one went for £70 shipped? I lowballed it and got knocked back, went for silly money imo.
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« Reply #62917 on: July 10, 2020, 01:50:31 pm »
@Tony how much do you want for that lag26 ?

i paid 60,- .. so that would be fine
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« Reply #62918 on: July 10, 2020, 01:51:52 pm »
I have been sitting on this until fruition ... but Bean has been successful as an enabler, yet again - where I got to meet another member face to face.

First photo is admittedly a tease....   ;D

I first brought in the tube and the little black box and informed SWMBO "There's more".  She asked "Do I want to know" to which I replied "Electronics stuff".  Her response was "the look".   ::)
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« Reply #62919 on: July 10, 2020, 01:52:57 pm »
@Tony sounds like a plan. Paypal ?

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« Reply #62920 on: July 10, 2020, 01:54:43 pm »

Second plea to the precision resistor, ah, aficionados...

Trying to repair the bad sections of a mil-spec step attenuator.  I need what turn out to be odd values: 5.76, 17.6, 291, and 866 ohms, with the first and second being 1% and the latter two 0.1% tolerance (though I am pretty sure I should be able to get the 17.6 ohm in 0.1%). Vishay makes two series that should work, CMF50 and CMF55, but I haven't been able to find these values anywhere (they are E192). 

So... am I looking the wrong way? are these unobtainium values? any other precision resistor product lines I might also check out?

I am starting to think that I am   :horse:
Sorry, checked already. None in the registered stock. As for the Wutzkiste (pig box), please forgive that I can't do that. (That is where unsorted resistors languish).
I was reminded by looking that I have some really strange values, like 0.935 or 61.9, but it's alway the wrong ones with such specific values.
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« Reply #62921 on: July 10, 2020, 01:55:26 pm »
I have been sitting on this until fruition ... but Bean has been successful as an enabler, yet again - where I got to meet another member face to face.

First photo is admittedly a tease....   ;D      I first brought in the tube and the little black box and informed SWMBO "There's more".  She asked "Do I want to know" to which I replied "Electronics stuff".  Her response was "the look".   ::)

As it SHOULD be.  ;)   This just proves she's not gone completely starkers; one might suspect otherwise given the company she keeps.  :-DD

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« Reply #62922 on: July 10, 2020, 01:57:48 pm »
:scared:  okey now i am even more confused i usualy already am..

on my doorstep just now...

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You seem to have nailed the method for receiving multiples of whatever you order! Teach us!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #62923 on: July 10, 2020, 02:02:52 pm »

:scared:  okey now i am even more confused i usualy already am..

on my doorstep just now...
Nice, tell us how it goes the initial testing and I would like how these meters are easy to calibrate.
 

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« Reply #62924 on: July 10, 2020, 02:04:10 pm »
You seem to have nailed the method for receiving multiples of whatever you order! Teach us!

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