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by tggzzz
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Heath IG-18 Repair/Restoration
Replies: 49
Views: 7042

Re: Heath IG-18 Repair/Restoration

I've heard the B&Q stuff tended to be unreliable, e.g. unnecessarily routing signal paths through too many switches. The AR2000 had good specs for its time. I don't remember using its SW radio, but then I had other decrepit valve SW radios. I did string up a 200ft piece of wire as an aerial, but...
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Heath IG-18 Repair/Restoration
Replies: 49
Views: 7042

Re: Heath IG-18 Repair/Restoration

Wow a Heathkit which wasn't assembled by a bona fide retard. Nice catch! I've just repossessed the Heathkit AR2000 I built with my father in '71. I ought to have a look inside. I stuffed the boards during the Christmas Holiday, he checked them when he came home. ISTR buying a decent 25W Antex solde...
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Replying to tggzzz's Dynorod complaints. Had a run in with Dynorod at the old place. Got them to come out to a blockage (caused by the woman upstairs putting food down her sink) and similar trouble. Failed to deal with it. Asked me to make payment at the end for attending. I said that he'd have to ...
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Needless to say of course, that engineer did not return with a replacement RCD (GFI for you Mericans :lol: ) so I have zero idea as to when he will return as he is the only person the company has covering the South East and Southern counties of England FFS I mean it has only been so far 128 days si...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Needless to say of course, that engineer did not return with a replacement RCD (GFI for you Mericans :lol: ) so I have zero idea as to when he will return as he is the only person the company has covering the South East and Southern counties of England FFS I mean it has only been so far 128 days si...
by tggzzz
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Yes, I often wondered --If Mr Carpenter did woodwork, & Mr Thatcher thatched roofs, just what Mr Handcock did? We don't have to wonder what the Health Secretary (who imposed Covid social distancing rules on the country) was doing in a cupboard with his aide. They were both married at the time, ...
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

At least on Honourable [sic] Member (Matt Handcock) As a Privy Councillor he's actually styled "The Right Honourable". Bit of joke for a man whose surname has such an apposite alternative appellation. Yes, I often wondered --If Mr Carpenter did woodwork, & Mr Thatcher thatched roofs, ...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 11, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

At least on Honourable [sic] Member (Matt Handcock) has left the Palace of Westminster and gone to somewhere akin to London Zoo - where he will be encouraged to eat ostrich anus for the TV viewers' enjoyment (and a ?£500k? fat fee). I would pay him that to try and eat a live ostrich's anus. The fas...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Some plastic X capacitors arrived this morning. Delivered by a neighbour because Royal Mail can't find the right door. :roll: My Farnell G15-4 is now cured of it's smoking habit. Now I need to work on the constant current control. Stop whining :) I live in Foobaz Cross Rd. There is a nearby Foobaz ...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

I'd be quite happy to let wolves snack on the feral shits around here. Population control isn't popular when you apply it to humans though. Oh, I don't know. I suspect letting the entire content of London Zoo in through the doors of the Palace of Westminster would be hugely popular, especially if y...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Also to note, you are now no longer likely to be victim of the "Virgin cabinet left open and now used as a tramp urinal" problem 🤣 We don't have tramps around here. But we don't need them since there are plenty of dogs on the way to a walk in the park. Fenton? :lol: :lol: https://www.yout...
by tggzzz
Fri Nov 11, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

bd139 wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 11:48 pm Also to note, you are now no longer likely to be victim of the "Virgin cabinet left open and now used as a tramp urinal" problem 🤣
We don't have tramps around here. But we don't need them since there are plenty of dogs on the way to a walk in the park.
by tggzzz
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: I have sinned
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: I have sinned

I see Ice Tea is getting a couple of pallet loads of HP heavyweight gear. I was surprised at the interest in and price raised by the HP8922x GSM test sets. They are really only good for parts, unless I'm missing something. I saw him snag a large Cambridge Instrument voltage divider. I was going to ...
by tggzzz
Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: I have sinned
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: I have sinned

Not too bad really is it? Are driving all the way to collect or are offering a delivery service? Driving. After one item was mine, I added extra things to make it less un-worthwhile. The theory is that flogging some things at a profit pays for the petrol and depreciation. Total cost is £145+15%+20%...
by tggzzz
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: I have sinned
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

I have sinned

... at PPAuctions. A couple of Tek 1502 TDRs, because they are my fetish. Since they are Imperial rather than metric, I won't dind it difficult to let them go. Some GR-875 connectors and leads. Four sets of HP/Agilent DMM probe leads. I like 'em, and the rest are floggable. An Instek PSU, which will...
by tggzzz
Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Well... yes. No surprises there, at least to me or anybody who thought about the subject. If it can be done by companies, then it can be done incorrectly by companies due to (say) an internal billing cockup. Fortunately such cockups never occur - do they? There are two reasons why I originally refu...
by tggzzz
Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

There will be more people wanting smart meters, since soon you will be offered discounts if you shift electricity consumption away from peak times. Given the price increases, many people will want that. There was Economy 7, which was promoted for years to use electricity produced in the small hours...
by tggzzz
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Power meters. The UK news today revealled another reason why the electricity companies want you to have a "smart" meter. And why you should not get one. They can change you to a pre-payment system with a few taps of a computer keyboard. So much for the assurances that they would not use t...
by tggzzz
Tue Nov 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

It is around Guy Fawkes night, so just the time of year for flashes, bangs, and clouds of smelly smoke. I can't say that I'm surprised. Neither am I; "dog bites man" rather than "man bites dog". But I haven't seen indoor fireworks for a very long time, but it seems you can still...
by tggzzz
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Forum Help
Topic: Forum User Guide & More
Replies: 21
Views: 3054

Re: Forum User Guide & More

just a question. when i am lazy and do not log in, the "Main" and "Help and Admin" are visible but the "More" stuff is missing. is it supposed to do that? not a problem if it is supposed to be that way. just wondering. https://teanonymous.com/f1/viewtopic.php?p=557#p557
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: It's time to test a poll
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: It's time to test a poll

That's probably the only time I will respond to a poll.

They are always too simplisitic (unless you thing stackexchange is sophisticated), and rarely contain the option I would vote for.
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Agreed, it is 200 mile round trip for me, about 4 to 5 hours driving and around £38 in fuel, so It's not really viable for me either, although I have done it once, 3 and a half years ago actually, when the fuel would have around £20 so with 2 x Solartron 7050 plus bench DMM's I was collecting and t...
by tggzzz
Sat Nov 05, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

I don't mind going somewhere if there is an opportunity for a hike, some scenery or some nice activities but quite frankly there's fuck all in Lincolnshire apart from Morlocks. Lincolnshire in general, yes. Oh yes. Prime aggieLand, and it feels like it makes Norfolk Feel Normal[1]. (Lincoln is OK) ...
by tggzzz
Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Yes it is the diesel that worries me. I don't think anyone understands exactly how much diesel an average datacentre can guzzle. The batteries last a few minutes. The tanks last a few hours if you are lucky. But the batteries take hours to charge. The diesel supply is already constrained. If I have...
by tggzzz
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217792

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

Such as protecting yourself against the UK only having 60% electricity for up to a week? https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/01/government-tests-energy-blackout-emergency-plans-as-supply-fears-grow I can't say The Guardian is one of my regular reads, but I'm pleased they are slowly catchi...