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by Janitor Tzap
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: Help a Fellow Out

Sean,

I found this circuit on Sparkfun.
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/si ... -guide/all
They have discontinued the kit, but the schematic is listed there, with a parts listing.

Hope that helps.


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by Janitor Tzap
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: Help a Fellow Out

I agree with dyarker, It will be hard, too impossible to hack a FM radio that has LSI IC in side. You would need a AM/FM Radio from the late 60's to 70's that you can still find a schematic for. Back in the 60's and in to the 70's there were kit's for High frequency Receivers for Air traffic, Police...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I-Phone to flat screen with HDMI
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: I-Phone to flat screen with HDMI

Cool! But no audio to the TV, right? Audio stays on your device, i.e., phone, iPad, etc.? Not sure...... Some services that are pay, {Nexflix, Amazon, Etc...} will not let you stream over to a TV/Monitor. {This may have changed, so check.} :wink: Since this adapter plugs in to HDMI on the TV/Monito...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I-Phone to flat screen with HDMI
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: I-Phone to flat screen with HDMI

Here is what your going to need. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRRlBVlGtA89JKAh5vKYsFXOFt8f_OwBIPvmU2D92YtkHSkJoq9W-A1XHZh-Ho&usqp=CAc Lightning to HDMI 8 Pin Digital AV Adapter Cable For iPhone 6 7 8 X iPad Air Pro E-bay has it the cheapest. https://www.ebay.com/i/202871846...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

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

I used to love the CB radio,, but there was always some drunk asshole with a high power linear amp. putting the foot on all 40 channels with bleed over. But over time things got worse.. the CB has now become Mexican telecom, During the day, it's all you can hear on all the channels,, hard to talk a...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

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

It's been a good few years since I've used mine. Both units are sitting in the basement. Kind of hard to use a gutter mount antenna when you no longer have a gutter to mount it to. Didn't have a gutter mount, I went with a magnetic mount. :lol: Also, since CB was so HOT at the time. I could remove ...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

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

Not me. Last thing I learned is the 23 channel units are illegal to sell, but legal to use. :???: Well.... That's because they went to 40 channel units. Retailer's are just not allowed to sell the older 23 channel units. STORY: I was at a Hamfest some years ago. A local electronics dealer {Now Defu...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 386

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

Back in the Mid 1970's up into the early 1980's I got into the CB craze. Putting up a Quarter Wave Antenna on my father's Garage, and running the RG8X Coaxial Coax Cable with UHF Connectors on it, to the Base Station in the back bed room of the folk's house. I'd talk to friends around the area, and ...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poking fun at the coronavirus.
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Poking fun at the coronavirus.

Robin Williams " This Is No Longer Funny!"

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by Janitor Tzap
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OTA TV frequency reallocation
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: OTA TV frequency reallocation

A lot of the streaming stuff is old TV shows. Thou...... Many local OTA TV Stations are live streaming they're programing now. But most streaming services will require at least 50Mbs Internet service speeds to work reliably. People who have Netflix, and have internet speeds that are slower than 50Mb...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poking fun at the coronavirus.
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Poking fun at the coronavirus.

UV light or "Black Light" will show you how well you washed your hands. Many germs and bacteria can be killed by UV light. But, how well it sanitizes depends on light intensity, distance from the light source, and amount of time the surface area is exposed. How long does it take for a UV light to ki...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OTA TV frequency reallocation
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: OTA TV frequency reallocation

Yeah, this is an on going thing. Ever since the FCC frequency buy off. Plus, now with the roll out of 5G for live streaming. OTA is forced to juggle around the frequencies they will broadcast on, too accommodate for it. Also, when new channels get added, you'll need to rescan, so you can get them a...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Energy problem solved!
Replies: 16
Views: 3341

Re: Energy problem solved!

It's called "Power Shaming" DacFlyer. They want him to update those old fluorescent lamps, too LED lamps. :lol: I've switched out most of the incandescent lamps, and CFL's with LED lamps. The last incandescent lamps I have are 7 watt night lights (2), and (5)40 watt specialty bulbs in a chandelier. ...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skycool
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Skycool

Interesting........ No, this doesn't sound like some scam. There is a lot of scientific data, that he uses to prove the concept. But, the method used, only gives about a 10% to 14% efficiency. Plus, the current cost to make this material, may be a draw back. But if production is ramped up, the cost ...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1297

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

By now I guess your family is tired of waiting for their grease fix. Nope, not even a bit tired of getting that next deep fried morsel. :razz: If it were mine I, would use spray oven cleaner and be done with it. Still concerned?, Call the appliance manufacturer or the oven cleaner company for their...