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by gerty
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: replacing parts on printed circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

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: 1034

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...
by gerty
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dead board index in this forun
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: dead board index in this forun

We had a lot more traffic when Chris Smith was a member. He would have arguments going on in 2-3 different threads at once. Had to look up his name, saw that he had 4325 posts, he left in '07. That being said, I do not miss him !!
by gerty
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What keeps me up late!
Replies: 48
Views: 10702

Re: What keeps me up late!

"Side kick: Ever notice the 'soldering experts' on YouTube, they melt and smear. Probably became certified through a training session at Sam's Drywall Finishing School!" I've noticed that also, and when my students see it they want to know why the youtuber can do it that way, and not them. I tell th...
by gerty
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What keeps me up late!
Replies: 48
Views: 10702

Re: What keeps me up late!

Where I used to work we built large air conditioners. Our specs for the longest read "Length 42' +- 2mm". The bad part was our inspectors were only equipped with 6" dial calipers and a calibrated 16' tape measure. I asked an inspector once how he knew the length was ok, he said if all the covers fit...
by gerty
Fri May 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About DSL
Replies: 12
Views: 3551

Re: About DSL

Had a problem with my phones a few years back, I also have DSL. Phones were dead, no dial tone, but computers worked. Opened interface box and found that I have 2 pairs running to house, one voice, the other data. Called phone co.(we're on a co-op) and they were there within an hour. told him what I...
by gerty
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found an open Radio Shack (New Jersey)
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Found an open Radio Shack (New Jersey)

There's one near me in a small college town, only thing they sell is cell phones according to my students....
by gerty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A grounding 'feel good'
Replies: 5
Views: 1608

Re: A grounding 'feel good'

I'm surprised they wasted a screw on that wire.. I've seen plastic appliances with a 3 wire cord and the ground was just cut off inside.
by gerty
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12VDC FROM 120 VAC (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 2772

Re: 12VDC FROM 120 VAC (Solved)

Good find !! Dontcha love it when a plan comes together !!
by gerty
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Demise of telephone landline
Replies: 24
Views: 5608

Re: Demise of telephone landline

We get phone, tv, internet from our phone co-op. They won't connect you for just tv or internet, you must get a landline. We had fiber installed when it became available last year, runs pretty good.. My wife pays the bills so I don't remember exactly what it all costs, seems like $140 or so.
by gerty
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Forgot Login password to Windows 8.1
Replies: 7
Views: 3928

Re: Forgot Login password to Windows 8.1

Did you add a second user with Admin rights and a password only you know?
Doing that will allow you to reset instead of reload next time..
by gerty
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need help to find a led display..
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: need help to find a led display..

They have them in red, green, yellow.https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9481
$2.50 ea.. edit : Whoops! just noticed size requirement!!
by gerty
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: almost 10 days and no activity here... sad.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3686

Re: almost 10 days and no activity here... sad.....

[quote="haklesup"]Shhh, you'll scare off the newbies


:roll: if it's post volume you want, Bring back Chris Smith[/quote]

That man could argue !!
by gerty
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old dog needs a few new tricks.
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Old dog needs a few new tricks.

Are you planning on just one type/model year of vehicle? they vary from year to year and many different types. another thing to consider, if the vehicle is remote equipped a small signal to the vehicles ECU will lock the doors for you.
Mid TN here...
by gerty
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Button!
Replies: 12
Views: 2582

Re: Hot Button!

The way I look at it is what do we want more? Give a safe haven to terrorists, with a known safe place to hide whatever it is the govt. thinks is on the phone. Or give up some personal space that really didn't exist a few years ago. My opinion... If I have something to hide I'm not going to leave it...