New shack site pic on web site

New shack site pic on web site

Post by mike maghakia » Sat, 13 May 2006 10:29:20

I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just finished
redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which is a great help in
reducing noise.

http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Telamo » Sat, 13 May 2006 15:29:20




Quote:> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just finished
> redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which is a great help in
> reducing noise.

> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

--
Telamon
Ventura, California

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Michael Lawso » Sun, 14 May 2006 02:26:05


Quote:> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
finished
> redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which is a great
help in
> reducing noise.

> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

Seeing the soldering iron there warms the heart.

Do you rotate out some of your equipment from
time to time into the shack?  When I last checked,
you had your R7 there.

--Mike L.

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by cuhu.. » Sun, 14 May 2006 02:36:47

Nice Shack.I used to own an old floor lamp which dates back to the
1940's or 1950's with a round flourescent bulb and with a big manafying
glass in the middle.I bought it at a Goodwill store years ago and I gave
it to one of my sisters for her sewing room.
cuhulin
 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Radio Buf » Sun, 14 May 2006 05:44:18



Quote:> Nice Shack.I used to own an old floor lamp which dates back to the
> 1940's or 1950's with a round flourescent bulb and with a big manafying
> glass in the middle.I bought it at a Goodwill store years ago and I gave
> it to one of my sisters for her sewing room.
> cuhulin

ROFL,

Illuminating.

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by mike maghakia » Sun, 14 May 2006 12:58:39

no, but never had a problem that I am aware of




>> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just finished
>> redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which is a great help
>> in
>> reducing noise.

>> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

> Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

> --
> Telamon
> Ventura, California

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by mike maghakia » Sun, 14 May 2006 12:59:36

that was just for a few days

usually the rotation occurs on the coffee table in the collection room,
tonight is an NRD-515, quite a nice receiver




>> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
> finished
>> redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which is a great
> help in
>> reducing noise.

>> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

> Seeing the soldering iron there warms the heart.

> Do you rotate out some of your equipment from
> time to time into the shack?  When I last checked,
> you had your R7 there.

> --Mike L.

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by m II » Sun, 14 May 2006 14:14:38




>>Nice Shack.I used to own an old floor lamp which dates back to the
>>1940's or 1950's with a round flourescent bulb and with a big manafying
>>glass in the middle.I bought it at a Goodwill store years ago and I gave
>>it to one of my sisters for her sewing room.
>>cuhulin

> ROFL,

> Illuminating.

You misspelled idiotic.

mike

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Telamo » Tue, 16 May 2006 05:35:08







> >> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
> >> finished redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which
> >> is a great help in reducing noise.

> >> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

> > Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

> no, but never had a problem that I am aware of

Well, with the solid state equipment it does not take much to kill
components. If it is ever a concern you can buy an inexpensive mat with
a high resistance wire connection to the AC mains ground to bleed off
static charge.

Put the unit on the mat and your hands on the mat before you touch the
inside circuit board.

One thing some people may not be aware of is that semiconductors can be
"wounded" and not just killed. If "wounded" the electronics can die at
a later time for no apparent reason.

With the computers I turn it off but leave it plugged in and touch the
chassis before I touch anything else. If I add something like a drive I
will touch chassis to chassis first or mount it before plugging
anything together.

--
Telamon
Ventura, California

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by cuhu.. » Tue, 16 May 2006 07:07:51

Computer stores sell anti static mats and anti static wrist strap
thingys.Never work on a computer without them.Be certain the metal tools
you use do not have any magnetism in them.Always touch one of your hands
to the computer frame every few seconds when working on a computer or
fancy high end computerized radio.
cuhulin
 
 
 

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Post by mike maghakia » Tue, 16 May 2006 07:59:44

well one habit I developed a few years ago is before I touch any antenna or
inside of a radio/receiver/computer is to grab a metal chassis or something
to discharge myself

I have seem micropics of damaged semiconductors that appear to keep working
but actually have shorter lives due to the electric discharge.

Quote:

>> >> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
>> >> finished redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which
>> >> is a great help in reducing noise.

>> >> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

>> > Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

>> no, but never had a problem that I am aware of

> Well, with the solid state equipment it does not take much to kill
> components. If it is ever a concern you can buy an inexpensive mat with
> a high resistance wire connection to the AC mains ground to bleed off
> static charge.

> Put the unit on the mat and your hands on the mat before you touch the
> inside circuit board.

> One thing some people may not be aware of is that semiconductors can be
> "wounded" and not just killed. If "wounded" the electronics can die at
> a later time for no apparent reason.

> With the computers I turn it off but leave it plugged in and touch the
> chassis before I touch anything else. If I add something like a drive I
> will touch chassis to chassis first or mount it before plugging
> anything together.

> --
> Telamon
> Ventura, California

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Michael A. Terrel » Tue, 16 May 2006 11:53:57








> > >> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
> > >> finished redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which
> > >> is a great help in reducing noise.

> > >> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

> > > Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

> > no, but never had a problem that I am aware of

> Well, with the solid state equipment it does not take much to kill
> components. If it is ever a concern you can buy an inexpensive mat with
> a high resistance wire connection to the AC mains ground to bleed off
> static charge.

> Put the unit on the mat and your hands on the mat before you touch the
> inside circuit board.

> One thing some people may not be aware of is that semiconductors can be
> "wounded" and not just killed. If "wounded" the electronics can die at
> a later time for no apparent reason.

> With the computers I turn it off but leave it plugged in and touch the
> chassis before I touch anything else. If I add something like a drive I
> will touch chassis to chassis first or mount it before plugging
> anything together.

> --
> Telamon
> Ventura, California

   Since the ATX form factor arrived you are supposed to unplug the
computer to turn off all power inside the case there is a standby +5 VDC
that can cause problems.  Just put a 1 Meg resistor between a pair of
alligator clips and use it to ground the case, or take a spare power
cord and cut off the two flat blades so that only the ground pin makes
contact.

   A wrist strap with a cord and the one meg isolation resistor should
be worn, as well. If an item is shipped in an antistatic bag, lay it on
the bare chassis for a few seconds before opening it.  I worked in
surface mount electronics manufacturing for four years and static
protection is a science of its own.  If you do have a antistatic mat,
NEVER clean it with anything containing silicon.  I use plain old
household ammonia without any soap (Sudsing).

--
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
prove it.
Member of DAV #85.

Michael A. Terrell
Central Florida

 
 
 

New shack site pic on web site

Post by Telamo » Tue, 16 May 2006 14:23:31







> > > > message

> > > > om



> > > >> I have posted a page about my shack on my web site. I have just
> > > >> finished redoing it around my new GAP inline module DSP unit which
> > > >> is a great help in reducing noise.

> > > >> http://home.comcast.net/~maghakian/

> > > > Nice bench. Is it made of anti-static material?

> > > no, but never had a problem that I am aware of

> > Well, with the solid state equipment it does not take much to kill
> > components. If it is ever a concern you can buy an inexpensive mat with
> > a high resistance wire connection to the AC mains ground to bleed off
> > static charge.

> > Put the unit on the mat and your hands on the mat before you touch the
> > inside circuit board.

> > One thing some people may not be aware of is that semiconductors can be
> > "wounded" and not just killed. If "wounded" the electronics can die at
> > a later time for no apparent reason.

> > With the computers I turn it off but leave it plugged in and touch the
> > chassis before I touch anything else. If I add something like a drive I
> > will touch chassis to chassis first or mount it before plugging
> > anything together.

> > --
> > Telamon
> > Ventura, California

>    Since the ATX form factor arrived you are supposed to unplug the
> computer to turn off all power inside the case there is a standby +5 VDC
> that can cause problems.  Just put a 1 Meg resistor between a pair of
> alligator clips and use it to ground the case, or take a spare power
> cord and cut off the two flat blades so that only the ground pin makes
> contact.

>    A wrist strap with a cord and the one meg isolation resistor should
> be worn, as well. If an item is shipped in an antistatic bag, lay it on
> the bare chassis for a few seconds before opening it.  I worked in
> surface mount electronics manufacturing for four years and static
> protection is a science of its own.  If you do have a antistatic mat,
> NEVER clean it with anything containing silicon.  I use plain old
> household ammonia without any soap (Sudsing).

Ah, yes the wake from LAN. Good point about just making the ground pin
connection.

--
Telamon
Ventura, California