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On line source for projects?

December 2, 2019, 10:46 pm

Stumbled upon this site today. No idea how useful for info or projects. Enjoy. https://the-eye.eu/public/Books/Electronic%20Archive/ Read more »

Unwinding of power extension cords

November 16, 2019, 3:35 am

Firstly, apologies for the electrical question in an electronic group. I always thought the reason for having to unwind extension cords was to prevent creating an inductive loop (?) and/or increas... Read more »

Oatley Electronics Q

October 30, 2019, 4:30 am

Hi, anyone got a schem for the Oatley Electronics Glo Plug Driver published in Silicon Chip in March 2000 ? Bugger about the US archive being bluffed out of carrying this old stuff. If you do, ... Read more »

OT: What's this type of bracket called?

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October 13, 2019, 2:23 am

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4b15o0hgno2ldu/bracket.jpg?dl=0 The perspective is a bit off - the angles at the end are about 45 degrees. I made this one myself out of aluminium tubing, but I've alread... Read more »

NBN wrong time ?

October 9, 2019, 10:05 pm

Hi, I have a caller ID display unit and phone connected to the line that comes with the NBN - installed here a month ago. It has not corrected itself for Daylight Saving. Is the NBN running on o... Read more »

Silicon Chip removing old RTV&H and EA magazines and books from America...

October 7, 2019, 9:18 am

Was saddened and angry to read that Nicholas Vinen, the editor of Silicon Chip Magazine has ordered the removal of the Radio Television & Hobbies and Electronics Australia archive from https://www.... Read more »

Re: What could possibly go wrong... ;)

September 28, 2019, 9:24 am

Stuxnet didn't travel over the internet or any comms network. It was delivered by feet on a usb stick carried by a dutchman under israeli pay, apparently multiple times as they were able to keep t... Read more »

Re: What could possibly go wrong... ;)

September 28, 2019, 12:53 am

Old news that. Read more »

EEVBlog fake panic

September 22, 2019, 4:32 am

Hi, many of us here remember David L. Jones as regular poster. His somewhat peculiar ideas were evident back then and far more have been r evealed since by hundreds of video blogs on U-tube, to ... Read more »

Identify Power Connector

September 20, 2019, 7:07 am

This power connector under a break-off panel on my Chamberlain (Bunnings) garage door opener has 36VDC on it. I'd like to find the matching connector to regulate that down to 12V to drive an exte... 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 »


OT: Incorrect Energy Australia TOU bill calculation

Just a heads up. I've noticed that Energy Australia are failing to apply daylight saving time when calculating the bills for their TOU customers. If you're on such a tariff, then depending on yo... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »