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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92425 on: June 18, 2021, 08:17:27 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92426 on: June 18, 2021, 09:00:26 am »
I do love this vintage R&S stuff.
This is a measuring transmitter (not mine, just found it in the ebay ads in Germany), type SMFA, 1.39MHz - 510MHz

I've saved the pictures made by the seller of this nice machine.
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/r-s-rohde-schwarz-smfa-am-fm-messender-1-39-510-mhz/1798742389-168-1588








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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92427 on: June 18, 2021, 09:57:27 am »
Wondering out loud how BD139's shifting house is going ?
Aching back just thinking about it.  :scared:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92428 on: June 18, 2021, 10:07:01 am »
tomorrow is a new discord session. Good opportunity to ask him directly :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92429 on: June 18, 2021, 10:10:01 am »
Wondering out loud how BD139's shifting house is going ?
Aching back just thinking about it.  :scared:

I'm sorting out my parent's house. Four storey, 8-16 room depending on what you include in the definition of "room". Full of treasures, some valuable. Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

I don't have to think about it to have a painful hip. Fortunately there is a (4 storey) chair lift :)

It has been a month since BD was here. I expect my job will take at least a quarter.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92430 on: June 18, 2021, 10:12:12 am »
tomorrow is a new discord session. Good opportunity to ask him directly :)
Day after tomorrow for us downunder.......Sunday morning.
What's the bet he'll still be unpacking or at least cracking the whip while his 3 girls do.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92431 on: June 18, 2021, 10:32:48 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92432 on: June 18, 2021, 10:33:56 am »
Wondering out loud how BD139's shifting house is going ?
Aching back just thinking about it.  :scared:

I'm sorting out my parent's house. Four storey, 8-16 room depending on what you include in the definition of "room". Full of treasures, some valuable. Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

I don't have to think about it to have a painful hip. Fortunately there is a (4 storey) chair lift :)

It has been a month since BD was here. I expect my job will take at least a quarter.

I think it depends on when the gharial was killed. There's some rule where if they were hunted before 1973 or there abouts, they are exempt from the protected species laws (but don't quote me on that).

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92433 on: June 18, 2021, 10:46:00 am »
Another Beckman Industrial, in this case the 40000 count true RMS "850".
It is on its third set of 9V battery clips, and the front has seen a lot of UV light in the last 34 years, but it is working still very well. I also got the manual. Battery life is measured in years. Was my first DMM at work, 34 years ago.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92434 on: June 18, 2021, 10:49:30 am »
It looks like I should be getting that calculator delivered today between 14:00 and 16:00 hours, keeping my fingers crossed on that.

On the BD front, yes it's been a month now, but he did have a massive task on his hands, just moving his own house will be very demanding in its own right what with the Move, Store, Sell or Dump scenario to be played out as his new flat is far smaller. His daily inputs are missed, and I just hope that his new place has internet access already.

If you are monitoring this at all, we'd all love a quick update from you on how things are progressing and as regards to discord tomorrow, I hope to be there this week. Weather is looking shit, so I'm unlikely to be dragged off to an airfield to give the cameras a workout, I refuse to take my camera out when its wet, I value it much to get it wet  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92435 on: June 18, 2021, 10:53:54 am »
Wondering out loud how BD139's shifting house is going ?
Aching back just thinking about it.  :scared:

I'm sorting out my parent's house. Four storey, 8-16 room depending on what you include in the definition of "room". Full of treasures, some valuable. Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

I don't have to think about it to have a painful hip. Fortunately there is a (4 storey) chair lift :)

It has been a month since BD was here. I expect my job will take at least a quarter.

I think it depends on when the gharial was killed. There's some rule where if they were hunted before 1973 or there abouts, they are exempt from the protected species laws (but don't quote me on that).

I believe it is 3rd March 1947, but haven't checked in detail. The problem would be proving the age - not sure what would be required/possible, e.g. radiocarbon dating a scale (not hair).

It wouldn't be difficult to get an expert to say that for my leopard skin, which was killed in the mid 30s since it had become a man-eater.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92436 on: June 18, 2021, 11:05:29 am »
It looks like I should be getting that calculator delivered today between 14:00 and 16:00 hours, keeping my fingers crossed on that.  :-+

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Weather is looking shit, so I'm unlikely to be dragged off to an airfield to give the cameras a workout, I refuse to take my camera out when its wet, I value it much to get it wet  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92437 on: June 18, 2021, 11:46:25 am »
Wondering out loud how BD139's shifting house is going ?
Aching back just thinking about it.  :scared:

I'm sorting out my parent's house. Four storey, 8-16 room depending on what you include in the definition of "room". Full of treasures, some valuable. Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

I don't have to think about it to have a painful hip. Fortunately there is a (4 storey) chair lift :)

It has been a month since BD was here. I expect my job will take at least a quarter.

CITES annex I so unless mounted before 1947 will need a licence to sell it. A licenc costs less than £50 so probably worthwhile doing.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92438 on: June 18, 2021, 11:54:21 am »
On the BD front, yes it's been a month now, but he did have a massive task on his hands, just moving his own house will be very demanding in its own right what with the Move, Store, Sell or Dump scenario to be played out as his new flat is far smaller. His daily inputs are missed, and I just hope that his new place has internet access already.

If you are monitoring this at all, we'd all love a quick update from you on how things are progressing and as regards to discord tomorrow, I hope to be there this week. Weather is looking shit, so I'm unlikely to be dragged off to an airfield to give the cameras a workout, I refuse to take my camera out when its wet, I value it much to get it wet  :-+

Bear in mind he has the additional problem of being unable to log on to the forum due to (SMF?) refusing to talk to his email.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92439 on: June 18, 2021, 11:59:07 am »
Interestingly it's not just the date of death for annex I CITES products, its when they were last "converted". So if the item was killed and mounted before 1947 it's OK but if it was turned into a desk lamp in 1950 it would need a licence.
Mabe we should campain for CIMTE  (Control of Inappropriate Modification of Test Equipment)  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92440 on: June 18, 2021, 01:03:16 pm »
Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

Presumably pre-CITES so not a problem. You'd need paperwork to prove its age.

Valuable? Probably not. That kind of thing has gone out of fashion, for good reasons. If it wasn't for the CITES hassles I'd say ship it to BU508A to give his workroom that proper "Wizard's Lair" feel à la Pratchett. (Terry has it that it is an immutable rule that a wizard's workroom has a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling, reasons therefore stated to be unknown.)

If it's a good specimen (and who is qualified to judge that?) perhaps you could gift it to the Natural History Museum.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92441 on: June 18, 2021, 01:18:13 pm »
Resistors arrived today, the Vishay's in their own presentation case!   :-DD

Thanks BU508A   :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92442 on: June 18, 2021, 01:35:56 pm »
Resistors arrived today, the Vishay's in their own presentation case!   :-DD

Thanks BU508A   :-+


Glad to hear that.  :-+

My pleasure.  :D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92443 on: June 18, 2021, 01:43:30 pm »
Valuable? Probably not. That kind of thing has gone out of fashion, for good reasons. If it wasn't for the CITES hassles I'd say ship it to BU508A to give his workroom that proper "Wizard's Lair" feel à la Pratchett. (Terry has it that it is an immutable rule that a wizard's workroom has a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling, reasons therefore stated to be unknown.) to the Natural History Museum.

I'm more on Ponder Stibbons side and prefer a less mystic atmosphere in my lab.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92444 on: June 18, 2021, 01:57:34 pm »
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Buy it, send it to Dave. He probably still needs a back cover for the one from his video.  ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92445 on: June 18, 2021, 01:59:05 pm »
I'm more on Ponder Stibbons side and prefer a less mystic atmosphere in my lab.  ;D

OK, so you've got ants.

Chocolate coated?

Edit: Currently part way through doing alchemy in my kitchen lab - anodizing an aluminium test coupon to see what the purple dye I've bought is like.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92446 on: June 18, 2021, 02:12:32 pm »
Hex Two is doing very well. More or less...



Hex, his ants and chocolate? Could you explain that, actually I don't get the reference.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92447 on: June 18, 2021, 02:23:44 pm »
Not sure whether to include the gharial's head in the category of valuable, since I'm not sure it would be legal to sell it.

Presumably pre-CITES so not a problem. You'd need paperwork to prove its age.

Valuable? Probably not. That kind of thing has gone out of fashion, for good reasons. If it wasn't for the CITES hassles I'd say ship it to BU508A to give his workroom that proper "Wizard's Lair" feel à la Pratchett. (Terry has it that it is an immutable rule that a wizard's workroom has a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling, reasons therefore stated to be unknown.)

If it's a good specimen (and who is qualified to judge that?) perhaps you could gift it to the Natural History Museum.



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92448 on: June 18, 2021, 02:28:38 pm »
Valuable? Probably not. That kind of thing has gone out of fashion, for good reasons. If it wasn't for the CITES hassles I'd say ship it to BU508A to give his workroom that proper "Wizard's Lair" feel à la Pratchett. (Terry has it that it is an immutable rule that a wizard's workroom has a stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling, reasons therefore stated to be unknown.) to the Natural History Museum.

I'm more on Ponder Stibbons side and prefer a less mystic atmosphere in my lab.  ;D

Quote from:  Discworld Wiki
"Ponder likes to think of himself as the University's token sane person."

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #92449 on: June 18, 2021, 02:42:37 pm »
Hex Two is doing very well. More or less...



Hex, his ants and chocolate? Could you explain that, actually I don't get the reference.

Well you obviously get the Hex and ants bit.

Now, what would an anthropomorphic aardvark like as a snack?
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