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Offline Fungus

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2016, 05:31:37 am »
so i think i might just part it out.

There's about $0.01 of parts there. I'd keep it as a conversation piece.

PS: Does it still work?

 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2016, 05:43:29 am »
This further reinforces Fungus' ghost detector theory (operating in ultrasonic freq).

I originally said it as a joke.  :-DD

But ... the more I look at it, the more I think that's actually what it is. They do exist, so...  :-//

 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2016, 05:54:02 am »
so i think i might just part it out.

There's about $0.01 of parts there. I'd keep it as a conversation piece.

PS: Does it still work?
powered it on and wasnt getting any thing out but verry faint static from the speaker.
and as for parting it out i was meany basically scrapping all of it but the case, and the meter.
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2016, 06:06:33 am »
powered it on and wasnt getting any thing out but verry faint static from the speaker.

That's about right for a ghost detector. Now you have to walk around at night trying to find places where the static is louder.

and as for parting it out i was meany basically scrapping all of it but the case, and the meter.
Well...the case is full of holes and the meter is worth about $0.10.

If you don't want it then try selling it on eBay. Somebody might pay good money for a genuine "1970s analog ghost detector".

(bonus points for saying "tested and working" in the listing)
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2016, 06:19:30 am »
powered it on and wasnt getting any thing out but verry faint static from the speaker.

That's about right for a ghost detector. Now you have to walk around at night trying to find places where the static is louder.

and as for parting it out i was meany basically scrapping all of it but the case, and the meter.
Well...the case is full of holes and the meter is worth about $0.10.

If you don't want it then try selling it on eBay. Somebody might pay good money for a genuine "1970s analog ghost detector".

(bonus points for saying "tested and working" in the listing)
:-DD
good one.

but on a more serious note i will not sell on flebay agine, the first and only time i have sold on there the person bought it and destroyed it, and then calmed that it was that way when they received it, and ultimately flebay sided with them and i was out a $700.00 item yes i got it back but its maybe worth 100 now.
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2016, 06:27:34 am »
how could that happen here again? You can only win. Even nobody will be able to prove that it is not working, i
e. not detecting ghosts  :-DD
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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2016, 06:34:49 am »
how could that happen here again? You can only win. Even nobody will be able to prove that it is not working, i
e. not detecting ghosts  :-DD
yea very true.  :-DD
49.95 working ghost  detector. 
and curiosity looked on flebay and look at all the ghost detectors on there.
even some brass dousing rods err excuse me ghost detector rods, for 15.00  :-DD
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=ghost++detector&_sacat=0
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2016, 07:59:39 am »
how could that happen here again? You can only win. Even nobody will be able to prove that it is not working, i
e. not detecting ghosts  :-DD
yea very true.  :-DD
49.95 working ghost  detector. 
and curiosity looked on flebay and look at all the ghost detectors on there.
even some brass dousing rods err excuse me ghost detector rods, for 15.00  :-DD
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=ghost++detector&_sacat=0
give it a go, and let us know  8) Even if it would have turns out that this one is a bat detector (I would vote for that), all it needs to do is crackling noise.
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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2016, 08:16:28 am »
and curiosity looked on flebay and look at all the ghost detectors on there.
even some brass dousing rods err excuse me ghost detector rods, for 15.00  :-DD

"942 Sold"

Seriously, I'm doing this wrong. A big :palm: to me for not being on that bandwagon.

 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2016, 10:16:22 am »
Sell it on ebay as a ghost detector.
Insert phrases like "They don't make them like this any more".
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2016, 12:44:13 pm »
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powered it on and wasnt getting any thing out but verry faint static from the speaker.
Did you try rattling some keys in front of it to produce some ultrasound, keys from a very old church might work best.  :)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2016, 12:45:56 pm by StillTrying »
CML+  That took much longer than I thought it would.
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2016, 03:11:04 pm »
I wouldn't need old keys.

I'd just mention to SWMBO that I'm looking at a new scope.  If I want a higher energy response, I can mention a $2K budget.
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2016, 03:39:32 pm »
Definitely a ghost bat detector from the 70s, it tells you if a bat is alive or a ghost.
 

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Re: what is is it? a milliampere meter?
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2016, 07:21:29 pm »
Definitely a ghost bat detector from the 70s, it tells you if a bat is alive or a ghost.
:-+ :clap:
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