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by gerty
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?
Replies: 47
Views: 8007

Re: Is Nuts and Volts dead ?

I got one about 2 weeks ago marked "2019-5"
by gerty
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?

I'm a member of a county rescue squad, we use VHF (high band) we have the occasion to go up on the montain to get 4 wheelers and side by side that wreck. Most of them use CB's. They cannot contact our dispatch, but can call others to relay info for our help.. Because of my Electronics/Programming ba...
by gerty
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: laser level offset measurement
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: laser level offset measurement

At least I'm not the only one that's lost... :-)
by gerty
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fading away
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: fading away

I have an hour and a half ride to Nashville to Randolph Electronics if I want something today. Otherwise it's mail order.. Randolph has a few satellite stores that really don't have much.. Dunno how they stay open.
by gerty
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fading away
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: fading away

I retired 2 years ago at 66. I stay busy with the county rescue squad (25 years) and I got elected as Constable 7 years ago... In TN Constable is a volunteer position, so I can patrol whenever I want. In between there's always somebody needing lights/sirens and radio programming...
by gerty
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of some interest!
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Of some interest!

And they sent our jobs to Mexico...
by gerty
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of some interest!
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Of some interest!

After reading this ie reminded me of some machines I used to work on at Carrier Air Conditioning. They would pull wire off a spool, cut it to length, strip both ends, and terminate both ends with either the same or different terminals.. I can't remember the name of the machines, but I do remember th...
by gerty
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fading away
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: fading away

I haven't been on here in about a year, since retiring I haven't been on any forums much.. Don't have the time like I used to, don't know how I had time to work before...
by gerty
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microwave oven transformer... reversed.
Replies: 10
Views: 4107

Re: Microwave oven transformer... reversed.

Have you seen this? While I don't agree with everything he's done, it still works.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrlvqib94xQ
by gerty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microwave oven transformer... reversed.
Replies: 10
Views: 4107

Re: Microwave oven transformer... reversed.

One of my students made one of these, he cut the secondary off with a hacksaw being careful not to cut the primary. He wound the secondary with 2 turns of #6 thhn and it worked perfectly for his needs. He had to tie the secondary in place with wire ties to keep it tight with the core.I think the ope...
by gerty
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: old windows 2K question something weird issue
Replies: 15
Views: 4576

Re: old windows 2K question something weird issue

[quote="dacflyer"]i have this older laptop (DELL Latitude with a attitude problem) that we use at work for older programs.. it got strange issues.. the keys z,x,c,m,<,> and enter key have major delays on them. i can hold down the key and it will be several seconds delay before it responds.. not is n...
by gerty
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED stays on 24/7
Replies: 35
Views: 6926

Re: LED stays on 24/7

"The LEDs can glow with only microamps of current. One message in the linked forum post indicated that just touching some piece of metal to the input of these LED lights can make them glow from close-by AC voltages. The only question I have now is why it's intermittent." You say there is voltage acr...
by gerty
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: strange strobe light issue...
Replies: 17
Views: 3500

Re: strange strobe light issue...

You have my attention also.. I've worked on a few, none successfully though !
by gerty
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing parts on printed circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: replacing parts on printed circuit

What kind of soldering iron? How many watts ? Is the tip of the iron clean ? A dirty soldering iron tip will not transfer the heat needed to melt the solder. An adjustable one, with the temp turned way down won't work either. When you try it again, try adding a little new solder to it to help make i...
by gerty
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About imported digital counters.
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: About imported digital counters.

Last year I bought rf frequency counter from ebay. range is from 30hz to 2.5 Ghz, it also displays PL or DPL tones if any. The device has 1 button on it and comes with no instructions. Just press the button, key up a radio next to it and you have th TX freq with PL/DPL tones, auto shut off. even cam...