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by tggzzz
Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: TEK TM503 Project

Yeah, fair enough. The tube doesn't go beyond the M25. I believe there are companies that enable short-term use of horseless carriages, some requiring belonging to a club, some allowing you to walk up and present the appropriate papers, and drive out. Perhaps Dunstable Downs Sunday week? I did cons...
by tggzzz
Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:03 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: TEK TM503 Project

That 15 minute city thing is fine. I cycle, walk and use public transport all the time. As does everyone here, even if they own a car, thus busting the propaganda machine a little bit. I really I don't actually need a car. It'd just be burning money every month for no reason. I really don't need to...
by tggzzz
Fri Jun 21, 2024 10:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

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 tggzzz
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: TEK TM503 Project

That last picture gave me nasty flashback of that fucking D81. That has the same chassis as the 3 slot TM500. We know you like such things: you keep on coming back for more. Unless, of course, you are just here for our company? (Newbury Sunday?) Alas I have no wheels and have the kids this weekend ...
by tggzzz
Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: TEK TM503 Project

MED6753 wrote: Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:15 pm The Ohms did initially calibrate well but every once in a while it goes wacko.
Break out the freezer spray?
Wiggle all components?
DeOxit any connectors/switches?
by tggzzz
Fri Jun 21, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 164
Views: 21783

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Yep, cats and dogs that you have from young should be handled all over, belly and back rubs, feet/legs gently pulled and stroked to build trust with your new friend. A little time and effort when they are young pays off. Yes. Daughter's dog's story is ... strange. Girl in flat got a dog, about a ye...
by tggzzz
Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1023

Re: TEK TM503 Project

bd139 wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:35 pm That last picture gave me nasty flashback of that fucking D81. That has the same chassis as the 3 slot TM500.
We know you like such things: you keep on coming back for more.

Unless, of course, you are just here for our company? (Newbury Sunday?)
by tggzzz
Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 164
Views: 21783

Re: Post a picture of a cat

https://teanonymous.com/f1/download/file.php?mode=view&id=2251 mnem dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and maybe they'll get back to you. That picture corresponds to daughter's dog, except teeth are used, not claws. The last sentence also applies, unless he detects cats/mice/squ...
by tggzzz
Tue Jun 18, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 164
Views: 21783

Re: Post a picture of a cat

https://teanonymous.com/f1/download/file.php?mode=view&id=2251 mnem dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and maybe they'll get back to you. That picture corresponds to daughter's dog, except teeth are used, not claws. The last sentence also applies, unless he detects cats/mice/squ...
by tggzzz
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

mnementh wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:26 pm for $170 and max out your RAM, plus you get ALL the ROMs and a emulated Winchester drive.
But can you play the skiing game?
by tggzzz
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

Cubdriver wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:58 pm Sizzle, burn! Already 81 here according to my outside thermometer. I much preferred the mid seventies we were getting last week.
Up to 19°C/15.2ºRé and 60% RH here. Quite comfortable.
by tggzzz
Tue Jun 18, 2024 10:45 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.
Is it then still a 1N4148? Or has it mutated into a blob of mixed badness?
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

Can it supply the rated current? 1N4148 are 300mA devices , and they show 290mA :) At DC. Pulsed 20A is possible. Vishay states 2A for 1µs, non-repetitive. If you put 20A through it then it must be for a very short time, in which case the V=L lead di / dt will require an "interesting" vol...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

I'll have a think about the seller. It was an easy enough fix and performance is as expected now. Neutral is fine. If I was a novice or without the diagnostic ability I have I probably would have just returned it. From what you have said, the seller deliberately misrepresented its operation in two ...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

I'll have a think about the seller. It was an easy enough fix and performance is as expected now. Neutral is fine. If I was a novice or without the diagnostic ability I have I probably would have just returned it. From what you have said, the seller deliberately misrepresented its operation in two ...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

The voltage drop was calibrated out by the seller. Obviously this changes due to the load and how much smoke was coming out of the 1N4148. ... Neutral feedback will be left as it’s obvious the seller was trying to hide this. If you can demonstrate they calibrated it out, then I'd screw the vendor -...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hooky HP E3610A
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Hooky HP E3610A

Just got an HP E3610A power supply from eBay for a respectable price. Initially looks good. ... Oh now hang on a minute, no it doesn't. There's a modification, clearly an insane one. There is what looks like a series 1n4148 with the negative lead ... Some people! I will have to very carefully check...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:49 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

As for what’s wrong with me… want a list? :lol: For me the inverse list is easier to enumerate. Daughter knows someone who buys ice cream from her in the local farmers' market. She swears we must be related since we both like old scopes and the Waverley. I counter with the two interests not being o...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

That's more like it, but... Unfortunately it looks like I can only delete the/my latest post; my previous posts don't have the "X" button :( Annoyingly that means your grovelling hasn't had the desired effect, and you may wish to tone it down :( What, and murder the joke? NEVER! 🤣 mnem yo...
by tggzzz
Mon Jun 17, 2024 12:27 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

That's more like it, but...

Unfortunately it looks like I can only delete the/my latest post; my previous posts don't have the "X" button :(

Annoyingly that means your grovelling hasn't had the desired effect, and you may wish to tone it down :(
by tggzzz
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

Curse you. I was just trying to make a filler post to get my swap meet post at the top of this page anyways... mnem :middle_finger: very cordially, of course. ;) Tee hee. You've gotta be fast around here :twisted: Looks like a good rally. There are a couple of decent ones (albeit in fields without ...
by tggzzz
Sun Jun 16, 2024 2:53 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

mnementh wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2024 2:15 pm I got rid of my last "CD Player" over a decade ago. Problem solved.
The only reasons I had it were it was free and might have sold for £500 on fleabay.

A little bit of faultfinding is a better pastime than so-bloody-doku or crosswords :)
by tggzzz
Fri Jun 14, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

I've just been trying and failing to resurrect a Rega Apollo CD player. It was skipping on early tracks, but not on late ones. I was willing to punt for a £10 replacement mechanism, but before it arrived I found some audiofool stuff indicating it was a common fault. Some of them had convinced thems...
by tggzzz
Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

My conclusion: the homebrew controller in the £1000 player was marginal. The early tracks are where the disk is rotating fastest, so the disc wobble is fastest and the laser focussing has to be fastest. Anybody want to have a play with it? I'm slightly tempted to have a play with it, but on reflect...
by tggzzz
Wed Jun 12, 2024 11:24 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2807
Views: 306732

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

Well, that's interesting, but it has absolutely zero in common with that installation aside from being cows. :face_with_raised_eyebrow: The entire point of the CowParade cows is that they are a canvas for the artisan to work on and bring their message directly into the communities where their indiv...