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Suggestion: a forum titled "General Electronics Discussion"

Discussion in 'Forum Help & Info' started by loosecannon, May 3, 2019.

  1. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    This is for the mods and forum admin.

    I would like to suggest adding a forum for electronics discussion that is more general in nature than discussions on CB or HAM specific electronics.

    i feel like this would be a great place for learning about electronics and not just, "cut this diode for more modulation" type questions and answers.

    we have some great techs and gurus here on the forum and i think this would be something fun for them to contribute to without entering into the arguments that seem to follow hobby specific electronics discussions.

    My suggestion for where to put this forum would be all on its own right in between the ham and CB sections.



    what do you guys think?
    LC
     

  2. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    I like it.
     
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  3. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Especially if there is a super thread about PLL ICs and their support circuits.
     
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  4. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    General Electrical would be good also.
     
  5. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Good idea....best way to explain swapping a 1/2" pipe nipple for buss fuse or how many wraps of aluminum foil around the old one. How to discharge AC capacitor while standing in water. Does my water heater really need that ground wire?
     
  6. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC357 Supporting Member

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    All good questions needing an answer
     
  7. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    as any experienced elechicken knows, you always jump into the air while checking High voltage connections.
    LC
     
  8. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Somebody is watching too much YouTube.

    Somebody besides me.

    73
     
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  9. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    boy you got that right LOL!

    that damn AvE channel is like an addiction.

    the other YT rabbit holes i have fallen down include Rick Beato (music channel), Uncle Doug (all things tube guitar amp), and Essential Craftsman (currently building and filming a spec house in Oregon).
    LC
     
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  10. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

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    Also, how to backfeed your service panel with your generator.
     
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  11. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    Nothing wrong about that if done properly.
     
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  12. WECSOG

    WECSOG Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I do it myself. But the typical kneejerk reaction is "You're gonna kill a lineman!"
     
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  13. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    We do that often, hurricanes. Really pisses power companies off when you remove the meter.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    It's justifiable, in times of distress. Most linemen are aware people do this. They get real nice poking around after a storm when they see the purple paint.:whistle:
     
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  14. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    What's the purple paint for?
     
  15. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 WDX-1030 / U812 South Texas

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    Used in many states now as form of "Posted" ......" No Trespassing ".

    When first incorporated in '97, a "Posted" sign was required with the paint markings of vert line or lines at least 1 inch wide by 8 inches long. Now just purple paint.

    Relative to that by markings of purple paint accompanied by "Castle Law" it is sufficient to shoot.

    Look up Purple Paint Laws.....think NC is one of them.
     

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