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by Yerry
Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7719


I noticed this thread a little late, but I wanted to comment on chip operation. Looking back at my two-way-radio reapir days in LA, Motorola-designed frequency-generation chips (an entire series of divide-by-n and integrated PLL chips) that were desined to work together in a multi-step scheme. The g...
by Yerry
Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dec 2005 issue
Replies: 19
Views: 6662

Re: Dec 2005 issue

Got mine yesterday (12/6)
by Yerry
Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circuit Specialists Opinion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2857

Re: Circuit Specialists Opinion?

From past experience (when someone tried to order $$$ of shoes and have it delivered elsewhere), I noticed your experience (as reported by you) matches my REAL experience 100%.<p>Person using my card # claimed it was for family.<p>Person begged, pleasded and argued when the company said no, and accu...
by Yerry
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflective Opto RPM Sensor
Replies: 21
Views: 4170

Re: Reflective Opto RPM Sensor

Why would you want an optocoupled tach in the back of your head?
by Yerry
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do orbiting wires generate?
Replies: 17
Views: 4226

Re: Do orbiting wires generate?

Some years ago NASA did an experiment where they slowly SPUN a long conductor loop behind the shuttle, thus negating the nifty trig/magnetic math formulas posted peviously. It oh-so-briefly generated a rather large amount of current, dissipated through a dummy load, before the cable broke.<p>I'm sti...
by Yerry
Mon May 16, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irritant venting
Replies: 65
Views: 13718

Re: Irritant venting

Silicon: Used in the electronics industry.<p>Silicone: Used in Hollywood.<p>I have a nephew who's quite proud that he can't spell. Unfortunately, he's had a sucession of CAD/drafting jobs, one right after another, because of it. He'd last until they got tired of his spelling. One ex-employer actuall...
by Yerry
Fri May 13, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Debt
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: National Debt

So, anybody got any really neat electronic circuits taht apply to this National debt?
by Yerry
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer as Oscilloscope
Replies: 8
Views: 2563

Re: Computer as Oscilloscope

I've had astounding results with a sound card O-scope since about '95 ( recall at that time refusing to go to W95 because W3.1 was plenty good enough). the O-scope software hadn't come out yet, or I hadn't found it, so I used some audio editing software.<p>Where it worked so well wasn't measuring fr...
by Yerry
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relay Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Relay Question

Most likely:<p>The end with three pins: the two outers are the coil, the center one is the common for the contacts.<p>the other end, one is NC, the other is NO (normally closed & open).<p>An ohmmeter can verify this in seconds.
by Yerry
Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boosting AM - Still Done The Same Old Way?
Replies: 14
Views: 3583

Re: Boosting AM - Still Done The Same Old Way?

IIRC, a Nat'l Radio Club review of the then-new GE SupeRadio II mentioned that a Select-A-tenna did very little for the radio. It went into further detail in that the SAT worked best (and quite well) with radios having poor front ends. The SAT worked equally poorly with other high-quality radios.