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Old 07-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #20701
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Wow. You guys are really slipping.

I leave a wide open question like that, and not one smart-*** reply, no obnoxious put down, not even a snide remark? I expected more from this place.
It's a reasonable question.

On the one hand, it's an NA which has obviously had its odometer tampered with, so it's pretty much worthless except to a ricer.

On the other hand, car pricing seems to be pretty out-of-whack up there in south Canada.
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Does anyone know anything about DC blocks in radio applications? I have a situation at work where we suspect a radio antenna is causing erratic readings in a meter. we cannot seem to duplicate the problem in a lab.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #20703
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Does anyone know anything about DC blocks in radio applications? I have a situation at work where we suspect a radio antenna is causing erratic readings in a meter. we cannot seem to duplicate the problem in a lab.
All I know is that when I get close the Dulles Airport I lose almost all radio signals when driving on ruote 28.

Fun Fact: tonight i see four of my favorite bands.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:05 PM   #20704
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Does anyone know anything about DC blocks in radio applications?
In my own experience, I've only ever needed to use them in applications where a receiver which has a DC supply on its input (eg: to drive a remote amplified antenna) is instead connected to the output of an RF combiner / DA which doesn't want to see a DC voltage showing up on its outputs.

Selection is based on operating frequency (passband), acceptable insertion loss, and whether you need isolation only on the center pin or also on the shield.

For small-signals stuff (eg: the UHF wireless mics we use here in the studio) I get mine from here: DC Blocks - Mini Circuits
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #20705
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this picture is a screen shot of the service vectors with an internal antenna:

The signal is not strong enough to connect to the meter.

When we connect a higher DB antenna to boost the signal, the vectors look like this:



Not the first time we used the antenna, but this is the first time we have had this problem. Vendor has some notes about DC blocks on the antenna, but nothing specific.
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SnapOn dealer made me a deal I couldn't refuse. KRL1033, candy red, picture below for reference.







30 inch deep drawers, 72 inches long, 4 foot tall. I can stand in the drawers when they're pulled out, and lay on the top. Just over 1000lbs empty.
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So are you going to tell us what you paid for it?
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Everyone who has already must post a 2nd time to be eligible again.
I literally LOL'ed at this. Nice job Leafy!!
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I literally LOL'ed at this. Nice job Leafy!!
There are a few people who did not even read the rules and are not in the running any more for violating them.
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Few people? There's only one post after Leafy's at this time. Unless a mod deleted them in which case...
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I'm surprised i havent seen any noobs spam to 50 posts or whatever arbirtrary amount i mentioned.
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Few people? There's only one post after Leafy's at this time. Unless a mod deleted them in which case...
This begs the question as to if you read the rules...

(I'm guessing the 6 months thing)
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In retrospect, consuming a large quantity of narcotics and whiskey was not at all a good idea. This is very unpleasant, and I would like for it to stop.
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So are you going to tell us what you paid for it?
Sure. $5,600 out the door. Not including $250 of ratchets thrown in, and another $550 of truck credit. Dealer gave me double what my old box cost new, and I bought it used. Retail was about 14k.




HOPEFULLY I will not need a larger box for a while. The big selling point was having room to store all my blow-molded cases. Things like slide-hammers, fuel-pressure testers, ball joint presses, etc. need to stay in their bulky cases. Luckily my jam-packed HF 5 drawer cart is my bay-to-bay tool-box, so I have a good bit of extra room in the box.
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Vladimir Putin Earns 9th Degree Black Belt In Taekwondo, Because That's What Vladimir Putin Does
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Pure bullshit. From the article:

"...honorary title..."
"While he does not practice Taekwondo..."
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In retrospect, consuming a large quantity of narcotics and whiskey was not at all a good idea. This is very unpleasant, and I would like for it to stop.
Better today? In the future, it's better to stick with tequila when taking a lot of drugs - unless the drugs are painkillers for your arm. Too difficult to modulate the buzz between alcohol and opiates.
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Better today? In the future, it's better to stick with tequila when taking a lot of drugs - unless the drugs are painkillers for your arm. Too difficult to modulate the buzz between alcohol and opiates.
Yeah, yesterday was my appointment to have the remaining four steel rods removed from my wrist and hand, which they do without anesthetic. The last time (when they pulled the two from the phalanx bone), it kind of hurt a lot, so this time I decided to pre-medicate with 3x oxycodone, chased down with two shots of 100 proof unaged whiskey.

On the plus side, I felt no pain.
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I'm thinking the last guy didn't read them. 1 post, joined today, and he's "in".
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