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What Are Extraterrestrials Watching?

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August 17, 2017, 4:31 pm

Is that according to only 1970s or 80s research. Read more »

Gert big storm heading our way?

August 14, 2017, 7:52 am

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at3.shtml?cone#contents how often does a 74 to 110mph system get beyond 40 degrees north? Read more »

Mystery motor controller, anyone recognize it?

August 13, 2017, 2:08 am

Does anybody recognize the DC motor controller in the photograph at http://www.zefox.net/~bob/lathe/motorcontrol ? There are a few other photos in the same directory showing detail views of a few... Read more »


August 12, 2017, 6:32 pm


Re: Replacing older Kenmore washing machine timer.

August 12, 2017, 4:08 pm

When the knob is pushed in, it spins AND SO DOES THE SHAFT without any clicking noises. I think what has happened is whatever mechanism that engages the shaft to the gears inside the timer is bro... Read more »

Sharetree Type 450 AM/FM Signal Generator

August 10, 2017, 5:56 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here and I'm wondering if anyone has a copy of the ope rating and or the service manual for this signal generator at all? I just p icked this up on Ebay and in its day it was a... Read more »

USB Chargers

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August 9, 2017, 5:08 pm

I figured I'd post a link to this as I have recently tested a dozen or so mostly intended for Apple devices. http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/audiofaq.htm#audipcrhg Comments welcome. -- sam | ... Read more »

OT: mechanical spindle+wire/cord properties

August 7, 2017, 8:32 pm

Firstly what is it called , friction drive of a few turns around a spindle and kept under tension? the traditional radio tuner frequency change mechanism, linking dial and pointer to a spindle. ... Read more »

Grundig Satellit 500, only works on FM

August 6, 2017, 1:07 am

Hi, it may be a long shot: Has anyone come across this problem? Only FM works. Main supply voltage OK. It's not the antenna switch. Also, where do I get schematics/service manual? I found a copy ... Read more »

vga flat screen monitor jitter

August 5, 2017, 2:37 pm

i have an old arcade game with a bad monitor, blown out flyback that is uno btainable. . tough to find a working 13 inch cga unit, and harder to find one compact enough to fit . anyway, ive trie... Read more »

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Tek 7000 Series Fixtures 067-0655-00 vs 067-0589-00 fixtures

We're running through the calibration on our 067-0587-10 Standardizers and they're failing frequency response. All points lead to the 067-0655-00 fixture going bad, which we only have one of. We tr... Read more »


Update: Charging MP3 Player, Coby MP620-4G

Hi, Since my original post, I bought the Coby MP620-4G MP3 player. The OM says to use a high power USB port (computer). There is no other information in the OM or at their web site on a recomm... Read more »


black and decker coffee pot wiring diagram

I have a Black and Decker coffee maker model # CM1050B type 2. I need the value of the #1 resistor on the control board #HET-BST CM1050-P. Resistor is burned and cracked. It looks like a one watt c... Read more »


My network used to work.

My network is set up like this: Charter cable modem -> my Netgear cable modem used as a wireless router -> Airlink secondary router used as a secondary wireless access point. Things were so easy ... Read more »


Sony PS-LX510

Is there anyone who might be familar w/ this turntable? Problem w/ sticking linear tracking tonearm. I cleaned the dust & dirt off the rail but may need to lube it. What do I use? Also, a source ne... Read more »


Fluke 87 LCD

This is a straightforward question. I don't want it to become a megillah or a tsimmes. My 20-year-old Fluke 87 has one or two segments and several enunciators that have dimmed. I assume this is due ... Read more »


Identifying Scrap Metal in old VCR's

Every spring, as I do my cleaning, I take the time to strip the metal from all the old appliances I discard. I remove the aluminum parts and strip anything that may be attached to them. The recyc... Read more »


Allen and Heath PA CP power amp

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Hi, I'm a bit puzzled by this blown power amp, as the design of these things is not really my forte. (I have posted the schematic over on alt.binaries.schematics.electronic) The problem is around th... Read more »


Source for non polar caps

Need a source for some non polar electro caps. Tried all the usual suspects. values 6.5 uF 25v and 3.3 uF 25v TIA Red Read more »


Learning Electrical Repair

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I don't want to pick up another career or spend 20 years learning electrical repair, but I would like to learn something about this area. I don't care for ham radios or tv repair either. But barring ... Read more »