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by ed
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Hi-Fi Society Blog
Replies: 12
Views: 123

Re: Hi-Fi Society Blog

I see a recursive never ending substitution there. technology bake-off technology technology bake-off technology technology technology bake-off and so on. We are doomed (and as that can mean anything I want it to mean it seems, its clearly true). not nearly as elegant when applied to an english sen...
by ed
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Hi-Fi Society Blog
Replies: 12
Views: 123

Re: Hi-Fi Society Blog

Chortle ! nah......snigger I seem to recall bringing this up a while ago........ my tuppence worth is that it's an appalling name to describe hifi get-togethers or meets....I think my previous rant was the fact that it implies competition and one-upmanship(rememvber the school playground) competiti...
by ed
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Solid State
Topic: Pass f5
Replies: 11
Views: 1081

Re: Pass f5

quick... phone the guinness world record people...this must be a first....first time a first watt has failed.... but seriously...does sound like a dodgy connection issue....component failure often exhibits fading or some noise accompanying the failure.. You could try wiggling stuff, downstream of th...
by ed
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted Oscilloscope or Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Wanted Oscilloscope or Advice

that tenma one that Mike linked looks identical to my 60mhz one with a different badge, same as Nick. I would recommend that type for the price. My version is a UNI-T and came from a uk distributor with good guarantee. If they look identical on the outside I'm guessing they all come out of the same ...
by ed
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3063
Views: 187887

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

next friday bbc4 I think that'll be the 18th jan.

Tina Weymouth is doing the next in the series, obviously this time it's bass...following on from Stewart Copelands drum documentary....
by ed
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3063
Views: 187887

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Aaaaargghhhhhhh!!!!

Nick's got one o them thar gittars and I bin hankering after one ever since he let me drool over it...

Aaaaarghhh
by ed
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10148
Views: 601154

Re: Nothing In Particular

why do you want to replicate it?
can't you just use standard fibreboard?, which is what your link seems to show
am I missing something obvious here?
by ed
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3063
Views: 187887

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Stewart Copeland on drummers....I saw about half and I've got the last half recorded...

what I saw was awesome....totally recommend it, I'm sure it's on the Iplayer

Ringo and the backbeat and Elvin Jones and and and.....
by ed
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3063
Views: 187887

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

thanks Shane..got a warm feeling.

the refrain is almost the same as that in over the green hills....ah memories
by ed
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: antenna

I'm not sure if we are going off the path here, but in truth I don't really understand what you're both getting at here... My receiver is am, 433 mhz and this guy is doing exactly what I have been doing for some time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JMZyeTkKQ the question arises because I want to ...
by ed
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: antenna

it's a monopole my only thought was intuitive, to wit, if the connector acts as a receiver then i lose any of the tuning benefit, i.e it ceases to be a 1/2 wave antenna...... there seems to be no empirical feedback for this on the net... here's an example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/433MHz-Antenna-5...
by ed
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 221

antenna

I'm a numpty with radio and having trouble finding info for wiring coax to a receiver. At the moment I use a(tuned 1/4 wave) length of copper wire as a whip aerial, attached 1" from the receiver. I want to have a 1/2 wave (off the shelf)to maximise the range but it has to be located away from the re...
by ed
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10148
Views: 601154

Re: Nothing In Particular

do I detect a note of cynicism? I was tickled into remembering this, which I've shamelessly reproduced. I do hope it doesn't infringe any copyright: Comment in the New York Times one week before the successful flight of the Kitty Hawk by the Wright brothers: "...We hope that Professor Langley will n...
by ed
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Computer Audio
Topic: USB hard drive recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: USB hard drive recommendations

I 've had a 1tb buffalo external slimline for about 3 years which I have backups on....used about once a week...... and before that I had a 500gb touro slimline which did the same job for a few years.......no problems with either... as an aside, ebuyer send me 'bargains of the day' emails every day,...
by ed
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 306
Views: 20588

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I suspect Baggo would be horrified by the mecanical/workshop practises used by most farmers....... as in use whats available....Most of the mechanical parts under the bonnet of my first land rover were held on by bailing twine...and if memory serves one of the manuals with a lwb I owned contained re...