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Dontronics Closure

February 16, 2018, 6:15 am

Dontronics Closure Hi all, I believe I was the second company on the web selling Electronic kits, beaten only by my friend Peter Crowcroft (DIY Electronics HK), who passed away in 2006. I know I... Read more »

The future is getting scary

February 13, 2018, 1:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=45&v=fUyU3lKzoio -- memento mori, memento vivere Read more »

RS Stock Locations in Search Results

February 3, 2018, 10:01 pm

Does anyone know of some tell in the search results on the RS website that reveals if an item is stocked in Australia? It's very annoying when you just want a generic part and are confronted with h... Read more »


January 23, 2018, 7:57 pm

Give us our bloody summer back!!! Read more »

Old Austraian Electronics Magazines for Download

January 19, 2018, 11:26 am

I've known about the website americanradiohistory.com for some time, but I just noticed that they've significantly expanded their collection of Australian magazines available for download: http://... Read more »

Circuit wanted - Antaron 1380D-TC4 PSU

January 16, 2018, 8:28 am

Have a couple of these here that were all the go with AWA supplying them late last century for use with their two-way radio gear. Metal case, brown top, regulated 13.8V unit. Would appreciate it i... Read more »

Gotta protect the integrity of that power

December 26, 2017, 8:13 am

http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/news/article/isotek-competition/25866/ Read more »

OT: Running a pedestal fan in reverse - failed - a rant of sorts.

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December 26, 2017, 6:54 am

For reasons I need not go into, I wanted to make a cheap pedestal fan blow backwards, by putting the fan on backwards, and running the motor in reverse. The motor is a typical PSC motor, and rev... Read more »

Strange phenomena in fridge.

December 19, 2017, 1:15 pm

If I leave an open drink on the top shelf of my fridge (non freezer section)without changing temp settings, on hot days the drink freezes. I can only think that the thermostat must be sensing part... Read more »

Random fact about battery storage

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December 17, 2017, 1:00 am

If the entire electricity supply for Australia were based on solar panels and lithium ion batteries, constructing those batteries would take more than the entire world output of lithium for a yea... 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 »