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Speaker Protection Question.

June 18, 2017, 2:09 am

Hi. I've recently bought some second-hand speakers that are a lot more power-hungry than my previous speakers so am in the process of refurbishing and tuning a 'Playmster Pro Series Three Power A... Read more »

I'm re-using transformers...

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June 8, 2017, 4:41 am

... from old audio gear. I just want to check something as I'm not planning on dying this week. If the voltages I'm getting from the secondaries aren't what I want is it ok to use the '120v' pri... Read more »

Mobile repeaters and modems

June 6, 2017, 11:53 pm

It's just possible that with a 4G mobile repeater, I may get a signal at home... I'd be interested to hear from anyone experienced with these in terms of what to look for and what to look out for. ... Read more »

No phones during blackout ?

June 1, 2017, 1:16 am

** Hi, last Friday at about 4pm there was a major power outage in the inner west o f Sydney. It lasted for 2.5 hours. There was traffic chaos as all traffic l ights stopped and then it soon got da... Read more »

Circular Saw failure

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May 25, 2017, 10:11 am

I pulled my failed circular saw apart to see whether it was repairable. Seems a rather dramatic failure of the commutator. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gzp9tqd14nd9ot8/20170525_200615.jpg?dl=0 So, no... Read more »

Any ideas

May 6, 2017, 8:33 am

I keep getting cheap stuff from aliexpress because I think I might want it then lose alL or any paperwork (probably in chinese anyway)This thing has no markings anywhere even on PCB (as well the ... Read more »

12V UV Germicidal Light Bulb

May 6, 2017, 1:31 am

A while ago I bought a pair of these 12V 3W UV-C light bulbs to use to build an EPROM eraser: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3W-E17-UV-Germicidal-Light-Bulb-Intermediate-3-Watt-UV-C-Replacement-Bu... Read more »

Lead vs Lithium batteries - Large scale energy storage

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April 25, 2017, 5:50 am

In recent times, lithium based grid scale batteries have been getting a lot of attention. It seems like lead battery technology doesn?t get its fair share of attention. Especially in Australia w... Read more »

RS downgraded web site

April 17, 2017, 11:14 pm

I've had several examples of this site adding the wrong item to the basket. Don't assume you're ordering what you think you are. Sylvia. Read more »

Re: Obituary - ----- Rod Speed

April 12, 2017, 1:35 pm

He already have. Ned Kelly's been dead 150 years. :) Rodless Rod is still alive. :)) --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus Read more »

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LabTool-48 programmer software

Does anyone happen to have version 4.67 of the driver software for the genuine Advantech LabTool-48 programmer ( NOT the 48UX/48UXP, NOT the Dataman or any other Chinese clone)? They (AEC) took it o... Read more »


Casio atc-1000 manual reqd.

Does anyone have a manual for this rather funky watch - can work most of it out but as it can do so much need the manual. There was a copy floating around the net on geocities but searching produces ... Read more »


TEAC remote control

Got a circa 10 years old Teac TV that goes fine but a remote stopped working. Looks like fiddling with the resonator brings it to life for a moment - anyone knows what part/what frequency I should ... Read more »



Another good one last night. They did ship-sinking experiments, and several versions of an exploding trombone. SBS television in Australia is now referring to Mythbusters as their cult phonomenon. Read more »


Equipment Exchange Bulletin from the 1960's

Some of you will remember the amazing Equipment Exchange Bulletin from Tasmania in the 60/70's. In this months Amateur Radio Magazine there's an brief piece about the passing of Ralf Gunther VK7RG w... Read more »


Kenwood N.B. circuit.- Please expliain!

Greetings group. Could someone please explain the function of the N.B. circuit button on a Kenwood stereo. I have a customer who believes it resets the stereo after it has been moved, because the ste... Read more »


Phil's design in EA Dec1987

Hi Phil, (you know who you are) Just looked a an old Circuit Design Idea in EA - Fast Peak Limiter Was that you? ---- Joe Read more »


Phone socket wiring

Hello, I have an old extension phone socket to which there is only one wire attached at present. The phone that plugs into it only has two pins with metal on them (the outside ones) plus the large pl... Read more »


Bad batteries bounce

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2014/09/07/a-very-simple-way-to-test-if-your-alkaline-batteries-are-dead-or-not/ -- Read more »


Godzilla lives underneath Japan.?

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Godzilla lives underneath Japan.? This quake video is really worth looking at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6K6JcAB9T0 Cheers Don... ============================== -- Don McKenzie Site Map... Read more »