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Ed McGaw


August 23, 2022, 10:18 pm

This is a long shot, but I've been asked by an American friend if I can locate a guy called Ed McGaw. He worked for Scientific Atlanta and/or Quan-Tech in New Jersey some years ago. He resides in... Read more »

Newsreader needed


August 8, 2022, 2:52 am

Does anyone know of a usenet newsreader that lets you sort by replies to just your own posts? so instead of wading thru lots of posts looking for replies to yours, you can easily find them. thank... Read more »

Phone battery question.

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July 31, 2022, 12:12 am

After 15 or so years the nicad battery in our 30y.o. portable phone has chucked it in (it's only ever had one replacement). The current options are nicad or Ni-MH. Which way should I go? If Ni-M... Read more »

Looking for a 3.3v LDO regulator with enable


July 10, 2022, 8:23 am

I'm looking for a 3.3V 500mA LDO regulator that has an enable input. I'd like it to be physically large enough for hand soldering, and it'd be great if I could buy it from an Australian supplier.... Read more »

Happy Birthday


June 23, 2022, 2:49 pm

Special birthday greetings for a couple of weeks ago to one of the stars of this group. He knows who it is! ? Read more »

Reliability of electronics


May 30, 2022, 7:24 am

As discussed elsewhere, I commented on the appalling reliability of certain items purchased from Jaycar and I expressed my opinion that Jaycar should not be relied on for anything sophisticated. ... Read more »

Jaycar.

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May 26, 2022, 7:03 am

It has been reported that JB Hi, Super Retail Group, and Wesfarmers are looking to buy Jaycar valued at ~$500M. Read more »

Totally OT: Water tank weirdness


May 17, 2022, 2:37 am

The problem started with the appearance of dust and grit falling into the bath. It was not at all obvious where it was coming from. With showers being preferred, the bath is little used, so this ... Read more »

Ping: Bob Parker


April 21, 2022, 9:51 am

Bob, I hope you still pop in from time to time. I was just exchanging emails with Phil Allison and I note that you once owned a BWD 521 CRO. I am hoping you may still have the operator's manual ... Read more »

Which is the better state for rechargable Batteries!!


February 12, 2022, 11:13 am

When I moved house about five years ago, I stupidly left my motor mower in the shed!! Stupid Me! So, over the last five years, I've been getting a 'Jim's Gardening' guy in to mow and clean up the... 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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Which is the better state for rechargable Batteries!!


When I moved house about five years ago, I stupidly left my motor mower in the shed!! Stupid Me! So, over the last five years, I've been getting a 'Jim's Gardening' guy in to mow and clean up the... 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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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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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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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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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 »