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Yaesu FRG-7700 Tuning dial mechanical fault


June 10, 2019, 7:12 am

The tuning dial of my Yaesu FRG-7700 receiver will not rotate beyond about 780 Khz. Is that easy to fix? Read more »

Datasheet Aster AE88128AK-15


May 30, 2019, 7:21 am

Does anyone know where I can find a datasheet for Aster AE88128AK-15 SRAM? I think the pinout is standard however I have several and none seem to work as expected for a project I'm working on. D... Read more »

LED lightbulb life


May 9, 2019, 11:17 pm

Hi All, I never cared for the CFL bulbs with the slow starting, and I much preferred the LED lights which were intstant on. The life of of LED bulbs is sometimes quoted on packaging as 50,000 hou... Read more »

Kogan Internet radio KGNDRVCA

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May 1, 2019, 5:44 am

Hello All, I have a Kogan internet radio which worked fine for years and then conked out. It seemed to me the power supply had failed, so I pulled it apart to have a look-see. It has a 100VAC-24... Read more »

OT: Incorrect Energy Australia TOU bill calculation


April 13, 2019, 3:45 am

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 »

Banggood


March 23, 2019, 5:21 am

I got a shock, I ordered a solar panel from them last Tuesday and it arrived today. It would seem that they now have an Australian warehouse. Read more »

Surprised this doesn't happen more often.


March 9, 2019, 11:17 pm

http://tinyurl.com/y6ap9tv3 Read more »

[OT] Australian radio amateurs on VLF


February 27, 2019, 3:21 am

The aus.radio.amateur group is nearly dead so; In the current radio amateur LCD; Sounds like fun. Read more »

Dangers of LI-ion batteries


February 7, 2019, 10:51 pm

These things are seriously dangerous, from exploding phones to exploding kids scooters, to exploding vape-cigarettes Texas Man Dies After Vape Pen Explosion Severs Artery to Brain https://gizmodo.... Read more »

Old-Fashioned 3D TV


February 7, 2019, 10:03 pm

Reading a copy of Radio, Television & Hobbies (Electronics Australia) from July 1958 I was surprised to find an article on page 27 describing, along with a couple of 3D glasses techniques that have... 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 »

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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 »

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Mythbusters


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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »