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by Specmaster
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: TEK TM503 Project

The Ohms did initially calibrate well but every once in a while it goes wacko. How far out does it go when its wacko? It might a good idea to give the input stages to the ohms a good thorough cleaning with some Isopropyl just to make sure you don't have any tracking etc going on in that area. I alm...
by Specmaster
Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:22 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: TEK TM503 Project

Alas I have no wheels and have the kids this weekend or I would. Won't be too many years before your kids have you :( Get a train to Newbury, then a taxi to Chieveley. I'm sure you could cadge a lift back to the station :) Urgh I'm not suicidal enough to get a train out that way on a Sunday :lol: W...
by Specmaster
Tue Jun 18, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

bd139 wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 10:33 am Having done it before I can confirm that a 1N4148 will take 2A for more than 1µs but only once. And it'll glow orange.
Here's that fascination with fire coming through again :lol: :lol:
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Nice collection of Heathkits there. Well did you get anything? A few items did follow me home... and yes, there was a HeathPuppy in the litter. :lol: mnem https://teanonymous.com/f1/download/file.php?mode=view&id=2247 Nice haul, and all at very good prices too, I shall be watching for the repor...
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I have several hand trucks, including one of these which I did in fact use to move my own stuff to and from the car. It was more a matter of having to handle these beastly things (which, no matter what, at some point will require dead-lifting them) after spending a couple months doing PT to recover...
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Nice collection of Heathkits there. Well did you get anything?
by Specmaster
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: TEK TM503 Project

It's tempting and I've used the dishwasher before to clean parts but I worry that the open frame power transformer won't like it. I'll come up with something to clean that PSU. I've only ever gone to putting keycaps from keyboards in the dishwasher. The original IBM Model M and the Sun Type 5 keybo...
by Specmaster
Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: TEK TM503 Project

It's tempting and I've used the dishwasher before to clean parts but I worry that the open frame power transformer won't like it. I'll come up with something to clean that PSU. I'd never put any electronic bits in a dishwasher personally, as you say the tranny may not like that for a start and woul...
by Specmaster
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

bd139 wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:51 am Well it appears not to ask again this morning which makes their security claims lies and their motivations obvious.
If indeed it was them doing it and they had not been hacked.
by Specmaster
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1024

Re: TEK TM503 Project

Nice one Mike, I can't say that I'd ever seen one before, but that looks pretty impressive, and I await your usual posts as you work your round it recapping and doing whatever is required to get up and running and looking splendid in Papa Smurf blue.
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

This will no doubt bring back some memories maybe, perhaps you were on this actual sailing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlO-VZ5-zg4 Ship, yes, but not that sailing. There's the engine room starting at 6:50. The people walking on the other side illustrate just how open it is. It also saves me bo...
by Specmaster
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Yesterday's "adventure", which can nowadays only be seen in a single place. t.JPG But what's unusual about that? I think that its a paddle steamer? Yup, the world's last ocean-going paddle steamer, PS Waverely. Here's the nearest to TE: t2.JPG And here's more of that very impressive room....
by Specmaster
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

tggzzz wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 10:48 am Yesterday's "adventure", which can nowadays only be seen in a single place.

t.JPG

But what's unusual about that?
I think that its a paddle steamer?
by Specmaster
Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

This week on vacation (holiday) in Williamsburg, Virginia. Today we visited Jamestown where you Limeys named everything after King James and attempted to set up a profit center but failed miserably and the settlement almost completely collapsed. The Indians tried several times to get rid of you guy...
by Specmaster
Mon Jun 03, 2024 11:16 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

This week on vacation (holiday) in Williamsburg, Virginia. Today we visited Jamestown where you Limeys named everything after King James and attempted to set up a profit center but failed miserably and the settlement almost completely collapsed. The Indians tried several times to get rid of you guy...
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

One of my cars had 16 forward gears and 4 reverse gears. Different from the days when most cars had three forward gears and reverse, with syncromesh only on 2nd and 3rd. This was luxury compared to earlier crash gearboxes where you had to double declutch to change gear. I've only known one person w...
by Specmaster
Sun Jun 02, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

bd139 wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:38 am I had one of them too :lol:
So did I, but now I don't and also have Keyless Entry...but some might say I have the ultimate antitheft device, the car itself, its a Skoda :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Specmaster
Sat Jun 01, 2024 7:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 732
Views: 99060

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

This is a fun article: getting a file off a 30 year old Mac. Involves electronics, hackery and some interesting ideas https://www.unterminated.com/random-fun/how-to-copy-a-file-from-a-30-year-old-laptop What's the problem? My Macs are almost 40yo. You do still have 3.5in floppies and drives around,...
by Specmaster
Thu May 30, 2024 10:38 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 164
Views: 21786

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Dogs are needy creatures, need to be taken for walks etc and need to be bossed and they see their keepers as their masters, whereas cats are the opposite, cats stay with you because they want to, they love you, they don't need to have a boss in their life, they think they are your boss :lol: Cats s...
by Specmaster
Thu May 30, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 164
Views: 21786

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Dogs are needy creatures, need to be taken for walks etc and need to be bossed and they see their keepers as their masters, whereas cats are the opposite, cats stay with you because they want to, they love you, they don't need to have a boss in their life, they think they are your boss :lol:
by Specmaster
Wed May 29, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I remember the answer given to the question "what do I need to beat a Mustang?" asked in the late 90s on the Miata mailing list. The reply? "A corner!" Even though the Mustang was a POS at handling the best car chase ever filmed was this. Count how many hub caps the Dodge Charge...
by Specmaster
Mon May 27, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: The Meme and Jokes Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 41260

Re: The Meme and Jokes Thread

We have a scratching post which Harley will use but given the finicky nature of cats the sofa will come into play when he "feels" like it. :roll: The ex wife bought two cats. I left her one of the (Ikea) sofas because I only have room for one. She just bought new covers because the cats u...
by Specmaster
Mon May 27, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Better fuel economy without a doubt. Better HP/liter? That depends on how they are set up. There is an old drag racers saying that goes "there is no replacement for displacement". Well, I'm assuming that these are all as standard according to data I got, a 2006 Mustang 5 Litre gets 300hp ...
by Specmaster
Sun May 26, 2024 11:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Those big American V8s are rubbish at extracting the HP, I bet you're getting far more HP per litre of engine capacity then they are getting and your getting far better mpg in the bargain. ;) Better fuel economy without a doubt. Better HP/liter? That depends on how they are set up. There is an old ...
by Specmaster
Sun May 26, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306792

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Every other Saturday evening in the Spring/Summer the local Ford Mustang club has a “cruise and meet” at a vacant parking lot that is open to all makes of cars and trucks. So the Civic gets to play with the big boys. It was sandwiched in between a 1980 Chevy Corvette with a custom 383 (6.3 liter) S...