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by tautech
Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

Just a heads up - please pass the message on to anyone still on Discord. So I went to fill up the dishwasher and came back and there's "suspicious activity" on my Discord account. They force you through a phone number verification process. Now I will not be giving my number to Discord for...
by tautech
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

One of my cars had 16 forward gears and 4 reverse gears. I've driven such constructs too. Once through central Vienna, nearly with police escort. I do have a truck and bus license. We use the very Swedish expressions "split" and "range" to describe the two extra gear boxes. Anyo...
by tautech
Fri May 24, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Siglent support thread (unofficial)
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Siglent support thread (unofficial)

Just on the chance anyone is in AKL NZ next week we are doing a 3 day exhibition with our TE and HQ did some additional advertising for us: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/siglent_expo-siglent-emex-activity-7199214172641894400-TRFP?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop https://media.licdn.co...
by tautech
Wed May 15, 2024 11:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

A while back I made some adapter boards for SOIC 14 and 16 chips with room to add decoupling capacitors. Not as ambitious as above, but it removed the frustration of decoupling these ICs on a breadboard with huge long leads to the decoupling caps. I don't know why most of the manufacturers don't in...
by tautech
Wed May 08, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

Zenith wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 7:59 pm Peanut butter is the killer bait for mousetraps.
As is bacon rind.
by tautech
Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TE Records
Replies: 39
Views: 2539

Re: TE Records

Not really. The trick is not to buy garbage SSDs :lol: Yeah well in the early days of SSD's good ones were bloody expensive so to dip our toes in this new technology we had to limit our SSD budgets and continue to use spinning rust for our main data drives. Boot times were slashed ! With W7 we enga...
by tautech
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Bench Turd
Replies: 73
Views: 4612

Re: Bench Turd

Don't you also have to worry about earthquakes in NZ? Might that be a part of putting the building on poles? I know that in California earthquakes are a serious consideration in building design, and they include bearings and dampers for large buildings. Not really although like California we do hav...
by tautech
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:29 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Bench Turd
Replies: 73
Views: 4612

Re: Bench Turd

Aussies up north hammer concrete posts into the ground in a standard pattern. That means you can go to a second hand house sale, select a house, and then it is delivered on a truck and hoisted into the posts. I was gobsmacked when I saw that on TV, many decades ago. Similar with CCA treated pine po...
by tautech
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:18 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Went visiting today and that grandad had to walk me the 200m back home.
Wee interlude at the shed before I was rewarded with a sachet of tucker at home.
Minx.JPG
by tautech
Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:33 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

While lying in bed we felt the 7.8 in Kaikoura in 2016, 900km away which shifted the 2 main NZ landmasses 2+m closer together. :shock:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Kaik ... earthquake
by tautech
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Philips PM5705 Pulse Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 2675

Re: Philips PM5705 Pulse Generator

MED6753 wrote: Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:23 pm Why is that crapacitor dented? :?:
Made like that. Seen a few similar over the years.
by tautech
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77400

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Missed it last year, but it is returning and I'll be seeing this Real Man's Engineering again in June. Should be a nice day trip... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl8wgJ0ecw8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly38Tw5nFeE Have similar but screw propelled on Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown, the TSS_Earnsl...
by tautech
Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK 475A High Frequency/Compensation Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: TEK 475A High Frequency/Compensation Issues

Looks like it needs a CAT scan. ;)
by tautech
Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:12 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77400

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

I often wondered why dear pop wore woollen singlets all his life until I also hurt my lower back in late 20's and lived with sporadic discomfort ever since. At that time, some 40 years back he said you need wool singlets from now on and I did for many years and only initially noticed their itchiness...
by tautech
Sat Jan 13, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

Well fed, well licquored and at 40,000ft with WiFi and can’t Discord….something about needing a secure connection FFS.
Will drop in for a chat at normal NZ time after we get home…..in roughly 5 hrs.
Later…waves.
by tautech
Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 26
Views: 5683

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Had to wait for this to be posted after giving the job to rf-loop……while we’re on holiday in WA. Many thanks to all of you from Siglent for your support. Merry Christmas! Happy and successful new year 2024 https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/siglent-technical-support-join-in-eevblog/?action=dlatt...
by tautech
Tue Dec 12, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Hi
I'm Minx and protecting my first kill from Grandad.
We don't have TE where I am to climb on and instead trees, tractors and hay barns where I find the odd mouse....yum.
I'm big now.JPG
by tautech
Sun Dec 10, 2023 8:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

MED6753 wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2023 7:28 pm First time in 15 years I've had a Christmas tree or even decorated. No more Scrooge here. :lol:

Image
A good woman in the house can do that.....
by tautech
Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:05 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Hameg HM605 oscilloscope
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Re: Hameg HM605 oscilloscope

Good work Sherlock.
One must always go into old instruments with eyes wide open......
by tautech
Tue Nov 28, 2023 6:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

Hey that Simpson has my name one it !
Give it back !
by tautech
Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Tek Type 516 Restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 12409

Re: Tek Type 516 Restoration

The sweep timing was definitely off. I was able to do a credible job without the aid of a Marker Generator. I'd like to have one but Ebay prices for a functional unit are stupid and basket cases not worth the effort. 100kHz displayed and aligned. I too yearned for one in the early days and luckily ...
by tautech
Fri Oct 20, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217890

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

Ya had be better by Xmas Bryan when we are to visit or I'll start polishing the bullet.
GWS mate.