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Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-05-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Neighbor has a constant drain on his car battery...

My neighbor's son has a 2004 Acura TL with the 3.5-litre engine. Automatic gearbox. For a short time, a year or two ago, his battery drained several times over the time span of a few weeks. Some...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-25-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,736
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Anybody here still uses Win 7?

I'm still using Windows 7. AsRock 970A-G/3.1 motherboard, AMD FX8150 chip, 16 GB RAM, Radeon 6670 video (second-fastest video card ever made that is completely air-cooled, but I put a 120mm fan on...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 11-27-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Frying amplifier finals... audio, not rf...

I'm not sure if this belongs here, but here goes......

When I was growing up in the 1970s, my parents bought a LOWREY brand home organ and made me (or convinced me to) take music lessons. If you...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-22-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Hondaman
Talking Re: Gray-Hoverman antenna

Okay, when I replaced the wire (10 or 12 gauge in the US system would be metric 4.0 or 6.0 square mm cross-section) on the main antenna with 0.25 inch copper pipe, the antenna did not give any better...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-17-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Amish Computer - No, this is not a joke!

Okay, I found the perfect photo. Mount Hope, Ohio, at a county auction. Shot with my Canon S3IS. I love the "tot spot" chairs for the little ones. Enjoy.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-17-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Amish Computer - No, this is not a joke!

Follow-up questions: What motherboard is that? How much RAM does it have? What video chip does it use? That is an Intel stock CPU cooler, correct? What CPU did they use?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-16-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Gray-Hoverman antenna

A grounded plate? Well, yes and no. I have two pieces of wire mesh behind the two "bowties" that "reflect" and make the antenna more directional. I think one is 0.25 inch. The second antenna,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-16-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,163
Posted By Hondaman
Talking Re: Amish Computer - No, this is not a joke!

I saw the USB plugs on the side. Will it let you save files to these USB sticks? Sadly, I suspect there will be few clues there -- the documents probably have a minimum of formatting codes, like...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 10-16-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Hondaman
Unhappy Gray-Hoverman antenna

Hello all,

Recently I'm upgrading my Gray-Hoverman antenna. Original design. I cannot use a "double-stacked" antenna because of attic space. I do not wish to mount anything to my chimney.

I...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-28-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Hondaman
Re: New SIM card?

Wal-Mart does not carry the SIM cards in stock. Well, they have a $50 kit that comes with a free month of service. But I probably cannot take advantage of this, since I already have service with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-20-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Hondaman
Re: New SIM card?

The USB plug on the Galaxy S5 is rather worn out. A local repair shop does not want to try to put a new USB plug on because the S5 is complex and hard to take apart. I will probably take it to the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-20-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Hondaman
Question New SIM card?

During the coming week I will be replacing my Samsung Galaxy S5 (GSM, 4G, unlocked) with the Galaxy S10 Plus (GSM, 4G, factory unlocked). I read somewhere that I should get a new SIM card in order...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 12-13-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Cool Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A couple of days ago I grabbed a 50-inch TV from someone's trash (with no paperwork or remote) and put it in the trunk of my car (the owner was about 7 houses up the street from me). It turned out...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-30-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,442
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Intel introduces ATX12VO spec eliminating 3.3 and 5v

...and the thermostat that controls the heating and A/C in US residential housing uses 24V AC, although it is often really 28V. I have heard some industrial heating and A/C controls use 48 volts,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-22-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

For $2 US, I just got a cakebox of Memorex DVD +R DUAL LAYER. 42 remain out of the original 50.

(For a few dollars more, I got a cakebox with around 22 Sony DVD +RW. I did not know [or I forgot]...
Forum: Troubleshooting TVs and Video Sources 03-15-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Hondaman
Question Polaroid TDA-03211C

Recently I grabbed a Polaroid TDA-03211C from someone's curbside trash. There was also a tube-style computer monitor, but I let the other trash-pickers take that.

When plugged in, the LED light...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-13-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Tonight, I got a Polaroid TDA-03211C from someone's trash (garbage collection in much/most/all of USA won't take electronics). 32 inch LCD TV, 16 by 9 aspect ratio, 720P, ATSC tuner, 2 HDMI ports,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-09-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

In some respects, yes, we do need another revolution. When British soldiers shot colonists, and got away with it (sham trials back in England), we told King George the Third to SHOVE IT and KISS...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-08-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A little update: It looks like the SkyScan 88800 was made before the daylight savings "change your clocks" law was changed here in the USA. "Daylight Savings Time" was moved by 6 weeks around 2006. ...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-06-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I found something nice at Goodwill today (technically yesterday). For $2.99 US, I got the SkyScan 88800 atomic clock. When I got it home and put batteries in it, I was surprised the radio chip...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-03-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 34,920
Posted By Hondaman
Re: A Colossal HDD Failure

I thought there were clock mechanisms (just like the $3.88 clocks you buy at Wal-Mart) that could be fitted to the center of one of these platters. Are they still available at craft and hobby...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-01-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,935
Posted By Hondaman
Re: Win XP Pro

Make a backup, of course. i'm not sure how you can back up the boot loader though.

Do you have another IDE port on the board? You can always remove the drive from the machine in order to back it...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-11-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Hondaman
Question Windows 7 Printer?

Right now, I have a Canon PixMA IP-4300. I can still get cartridges, but they are getting harder to find. I am about to get some refill supplies, and a device to reset the chip inside each...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-28-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,395
Views: 1,055,575
Posted By Hondaman
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Do you think anyone will revive the mini-ITX form factor using this updated low-power chip?
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 11-01-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Hondaman
Smile 2-dimensional barcodes

Every autumn/Christmas, I find myself wanting to create some barcodes for use at my workplace. I don't have access or authority to use any software at work for this purpose, so I must rely on...
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