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by psycho
Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Scope question...

Sorry I couldn't reply sooner. It seems that on this board if you change your email address, you get locked out and the admin has to reactivate your account... Anyway, I get what you are saying. The users manuals were where I read 5 & 6 MHz. Either way you slice it, it will be better for what I want...
by psycho
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scope question...
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Scope question...

I am looking at getting a new scope since my old one is old and tired. I am considering this one : http://www.saelig.com/PSBE100/PSPC017.htm and this one : http://www.saelig.com/PSBE100/PSBE100008.htm I am leaning towards the OWON since it has a 10Mpt memory depth. The reviews are pretty good on it ...
by psycho
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FCC Certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: FCC Certification

The antenna is a PCB antenna in this particular design so I am thinking (hoping) that it will work right out of the gate.

Thanks!
by psycho
Tue May 29, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FCC Certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: FCC Certification

Yes - it is a certified module. The test lab will do a pre-test as part of the testing procedure but I think it will pass right off.

Thanks,
Kevin
by psycho
Sat May 26, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FCC Certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: FCC Certification

Yeah... I saw a decent spectrum analyzer and it was $7000. I think I will find another way to precheck it. I believe the cert company can do that.

Thanks!
Kevin
by psycho
Fri May 25, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FCC Certification
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

FCC Certification

I am working on a Zigbee project and it will have to be sent in to a lab for FCC certification. I do not want to plop down the money for this blindly so I wanted to get some equipment here to pretest it to give an idea of whether it will pass or not beforehand. Anyone have experience in this area? I...
by psycho
Mon May 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A/C Compressor Cap Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: A/C Compressor Cap Question

Ahhh. I was wondering about that. I got a new cap today and I will have it all put back together soon :)

Thanks,
Kevin
by psycho
Sun May 20, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A/C Compressor Cap Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: A/C Compressor Cap Question

I don't see any oil in the unit but I will make sure I am careful!

Thanks again!
Kevin
by psycho
Sat May 19, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A/C Compressor Cap Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: A/C Compressor Cap Question

I am going to just replace it.

Thanks!
by psycho
Sat May 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A/C Compressor Cap Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

A/C Compressor Cap Question

I have a 40/5 uF 440 cap. When I shake it I can hear liquid movement. I would think that this would mean that there is air in there and I didn't think there was supposed to be any air in it. I am not certain but it MIGHT be slightly bulged on the ends. Any idea if I should be able to hear this slosh...
by psycho
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: The Design Cycle
Topic: Hey Fred - I saw some cool new stuff from Microchip
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Re: Hey Fred - I saw some cool new stuff from Microchip

Excellent! Unfortunately I no longer subscribe. I will see if I can find a bookstore who carries it!

Kevin
by psycho
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: The Design Cycle
Topic: Hey Fred - I saw some cool new stuff from Microchip
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Hey Fred - I saw some cool new stuff from Microchip

Check out the October 2011 Microsolutions newsletter from Microchip. I can't wait to check out one of the new 8bit PICs with integrated configurable logic. They look really cool! Try this link : http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/Market_Communication/October%202011%20Microsolutions.pdf Let me kno...
by psycho
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: The Design Cycle
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 16
Views: 7380

Re: Dinosaurs

I love microcontrollers and programmable logic, USB and Ethernet (and the old school standby RS232). I would love to experiment with some wireless too. I still have the two boards you used in your CPLD & FPGA (roll your own) articles that I bought from your site. Unfortunately I am too busy with sch...
by psycho
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: The Design Cycle
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 16
Views: 7380

Re: Dinosaurs

I am still here - and your column is one of the best in the magazine (though I no longer subscribe).

Kevin
by psycho
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dropped flat screen
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: Dropped flat screen

Possible good news. First, and I should have said this before, the case is not broken - I cannot tell where it hit. But better than that, I did the little test that externet told me about and we could see an image! I moved the maglight around to several parts of the screen and we can't see anywhere ...