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Old 07-08-2014, 05:33 PM   #1181
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When you're talking bout' military, guy I source scrapped HW from will have order for decomissioning of two old czechoslovakian/soviet radars from 60s, what can we expect there? Still tubes and lot of precious metals?
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #1182
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dont scrap those,
you may need them soon to watch the sky towards ukrain!!!
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:43 AM   #1183
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What? More like 2020: Russia enters EU
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:20 AM   #1184
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Yeah and being old tech, will probably be still working in another 50 years.

But being radar, wont be much of value parts to use in other projects.
HA HA, was just gonna say watch out for the old magnetrons ? Still you never know with those Russkies.
Just be lots of copper coils and old RF switching gear. Very high power tho, nasty stuff to play with.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:53 AM   #1185
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So I guess lots of tubes in there since transistors for high-power high-frequency did not even exist back than (and even today are not used in favour of electron tubes)? Colleague here is one of the bigget resellers of tubes you know…
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:08 AM   #1186
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Fingers crossed. But depends what part/s of it you get.
If you get the control racks and power supplies then very likely.
If you get only the head end? then wont be much at all.
Lots of value scrap metals though
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #1187
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Should be two 100% complete stationary radars which army is ditching. Would not be me directly doing it, I'll be probably just doing middle man for the usable parts But I hope I could at least have a look
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #1188
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Today's free score was a working Dell Poweredge 2650 2U rack server. 2x 3.06GHz Xeon's, 4GB RAM, and the upgraded 3 channel SCSI RAID controller. Of course the drives were missing, but SCSI stuff is dirt cheap now, and I have a bunch of it laying around.... System works fully. I've got a copy of S2K8 R1 (supports 32 bit processors), should run like a dream on this.



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Old 07-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #1189
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i found a perfectly good UPS.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:57 PM   #1190
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About 3 years ago my office had to update their fire alarm and security systems. They threw out the old fire alarm control panel and an ID badge printer. Nothing was wrong with either, just didn't work with the new systems. I pulled them off the cart before they made it the dumpster, and sold on both on eBay for over $500.

Does that count since they didn't actually make it to the dumpster?
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:55 AM   #1191
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Best places are Uni's without a doubt. Stuff Ive seen make you weep.
I did get a wooden book cupboard once, Quick rub down, removed the shelves, light stain and added two knobs. Instant classic wardrobe (closset? to you guys) I used until moving again.

Ive seen electric floor polishers, mobile Ac units, Large colour printers, gym equipment (had couple elo lcd touch screens from those) and more specialist one - off equipment you could imagine.
Although I did have the option of dozens of power supplies of all types over the years from cryo coolers, to 3 phase, and even a van der graf once. Most were too big and old to make use of. (only had a tiny house at the time).
My saddest was actually getting a very nice DC supply from 230. Was about a yard square with alluminium casing. Beautifully made with even better looking high power caps and trannys. as well as a lot of stabilizing circuitry.
Main output if I remember was about 24v dc but whatever it was it was apparently very suited to amateur radio.
I kept that in all sorts of places for about 3 years trying to find a good home for it. I couldnt give it away never mind sell it. It would have made a fantastic supply for a high power audio system.
Eventually while I had it 'stored' under our stairs, it 'disappeared'. No idea who had it or where it went Just hope it found a good loving home.

Ahh, just remembered, did once rescue a very large high power, UV, class 4 laser. All complete and with psu. Needed a van to move it though.
Posted around and got in touch with Mike from (electric stuff) who put me on to someone 'who needed one' And I believe still in use to this day
So one more happy ending.

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:55 AM   #1192
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I found a Xenius LCDX42WHD89 outside my next door but one neighbours house, I took one look at it never having fixed a television in my life, and saw it had no cracked screen and thought I will give it a bash, I opened the back and found 3 wires sat on a heatsink burnt, I replaced the wires, and fitted a 120mm fan to the back, after that 6 caps had gone 3 on the power supply and 3 on the inverter, I swaped them for panasonics and its been my pc monitor for about 12 months, it still has some issues like the transformer on the power supply buzzes loudly and I loose the picture sometimes. ( I don't know how to fix this issue yet, but I have the equipment) If anything I am most gratefull for what I have learnt. It was bitter sweet as my son smashed the first brand new TV I ever bought a 51" samsung 3d.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #1193
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:15 PM   #1194
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No but it caught my eye!
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:22 PM   #1195
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:25 PM   #1196
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:26 PM   #1197
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:35 PM   #1198
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:38 PM   #1199
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ooooo, anime, im liking this!
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