What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter

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No, I am not buying another Freq. Counter. I only need one and I already
bought that C&C 150. However, I had considered this one....

http://tinyurl.com/ycyh8odk

I'm just curious. I know some people hate Radio Shack stuff, but I have
generally been pretty satisfied with their stuff, so I was considering
this.... (Except since it's a "BID ITEM".    I passed, knowing I dont
have a chance to get it on my slow internet).  



Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On 5/28/2017 1:02 PM, snipped-for-privacy@tubes.com wrote:
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I kept one of those in my "kit" when I was in two-way
radio field service.
Quite handy.


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Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
Sorry, I don't go to "tinyurl"s anymore. Post the real URL if you want anything from me.

Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On 5/29/2017 1:31 AM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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If only it were that easy.



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It is, it's just that you get a really long line sometimes. So put it in a separate post.  

One of those tinyurls sent me to Facebook. The chances of me getting a Facebook account are about the same as me winning the gold medal in Women's gymnastics at the Olympics. I would rather be eaten alive by a shark.  

Plus there is such a thing as cut and paste.  

Bottom line, though I am sure this is not foremost on people's minds, if you want me to see it you post the real URL.

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I think the point was that Jeff actually wants nothing from you.  

I admit to finding your whining, puling and general self-pity to be wearing. As time has gone on, your advice and suggestions are also becoming fewer and less accurate. Which leads to the question: Are you all right?  

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA  

Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On Mon, 29 May 2017 00:55:58 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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I feel the exact same way about facebook.....

However, there is a price for everything. If someone pays me a  
half million dollars, I WILL get a facebook account. And for  
another half million, I will check it weekly for one full year.

Does anyone want to pay me?????

Until someone does, I have facebook blocked in my HOSTS file.
(It takes about 35 or 40 lines to completely block it).

Facebook has ruined most of the internet. They should rename  
it to fecesbook!  


Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
snipped-for-privacy@tubes.com wrote on 5/31/2017 11:27 PM:
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Is this an auction?  I'll bid $1.

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Rick C

Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On Sun, 28 May 2017 23:31:40 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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That's not possible. Most URLs are too long and my news provider will
not allow lines that long. If I break them up, then you will have copy
and paste each and every line into the header, and no one will do
that. (I wont). Tinyurl is the only way I can post them.

This one is an Ebay item, those sometimes are so long that if I copy
them to notepad, they are 5 lines long. (Damn near a whole paragraph).

There is a way to PREVIEW Tinyurl links.  


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snipped-for-privacy@tubes.com wrote:
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   Learn how to edit out the crap from an Ebay link. For instance:  
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIM808-GPS-GSM-GPRS-Quad-Band-Module-Shield-with-3M-Antenna-for-Arduino/182633887502?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D3a1099ab42b54d929397e17d018abafd%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D132160043879

can be shortened to :  
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIM808-GPS-GSM-GPRS-Quad-Band-Module-Shield-with-3M-Antenna-for-Arduino/182633887502
by trimming everything after the listing number. It can be trimmed even  
more, like this: <http://www.ebay.com/itm/182633887502 by removing the  
description part:  
SIM808-GPS-GSM-GPRS-Quad-Band-Module-Shield-with-3M-Antenna-for-Arduino/  
from the link so all you need is the link to Ebay, followed by /itm/  
then the listing number.

All three methods will display the same item.

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They don't get mad.

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Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On Sun, 28 May 2017 14:02:12 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@tubes.com wrote:

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I downloaded the manual for this counter, and found several things that
would cause me to dislike it.
The max input signal level on the normal input is 1.4V, with no
attenuator or sensitivity adjustment.  
Another issue is the lowest frequency on the wideband input is 1MHz.  To
get down to the low frequencies, (below 1MHz), the signal level has to
be TTL or CMOS levels.  
The TTL input only goes to 10 MHz, in fact, the max frequency on that
input is 9.9999999 MHz.
There is a note in the manual about a problem when measuring signals
having a varying frequency (like adjusting a signal generator).  The
display freezes if the signal frequency varies by 50KHz or more between
readings.  To fix this, you have to turn the counter off, and hold a
button down while turning it back on.

In view of all this, I would avoid this unit, however, you might not
have issues with the problems.

Cheers,
Dave M

Re: What's your opinion of this "Radio Shack" Freq. Counter
On Mon, 29 May 2017 13:25:18 -0500, Dave M <dgminala at mediacombb dot
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This sounds like a huge pain.
Glad I did not buy it.



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