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Post by jhitesma » Thu Nov 18, 2004 9:07 pm

Now that I have the FI on my rail working, and a radio for APRS, and Just ordered an intercom I was thinking I was getting pretty geeky....

Then I found this:

http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/chess/

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Post by LoBuck » Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:29 pm

:lol: That is pretty geeky.

What's scary is I could probably have most of those connectors, although most would be 75 ohm equvilents, in my hand by 9am tomorrow. :lol:

I don't have a board - scratch that. I do have one in the shed. :roll:
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Post by BHenry » Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:55 am

I'm right there with you Glen. When I was in high school, our TV final always included the connector matching test. I was in the classes for 3.5 years there, and I got to the point where I was more of a TA the last couple of years, grading the tests, instead of taking them 8)
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Post by ChuckZilla » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:29 pm

Yup, that's pretty geeky. I try to hide my geekness as much as possible. There was a time when you couldn't get a mic out of my hand, sold all my stuff and haven't keyed up in yars. In fact I think my callsign is about to expire. KF6HNO
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Post by SANDUNERS » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:49 pm

****, I work with that crap everyday... LOL (expensive stuff too)

I've been looking for one of those N type to SMA right angle adapters... :wink:

I sent that link to fellow electronic geeks here at work... :P I predict I will see less of that stuff around here after the email goes out to the masses... :lol:
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Re: Winner of the coveted pocket protector award....

Post by The Oldtimer » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:13 pm

jhitesma wrote:Now that I have the FI on my rail working, and a radio for APRS, and Just ordered an intercom I was thinking I was getting pretty geeky....
Ya think? :shock:

Jason, you are SUPERNERD...MIGHTYGEEK...defender of the pocket protector...able to program multiple computers with a single key stroke!

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Post by jhitesma » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:21 pm

Wow I posted that over a year ago and it's gotten more responses this week than when I originally posted it!

But I don't see an N-SMA right angle. Only BNC-SMA right angles (setup as knights on the board). And those look like they're actually a BNC-N with a SMA-SMA right angle on top. So you could use the N-SMA next to them (the bishops) with the right angle SMA-SMA off the knight and have one...but then you're using two connectors and you'll have some extra signal loss. And if you're using N connectors in the first place I'm going to assume you're working with UHF and up so every bit of signal loss will be fairly signifigant and a once piece SMA-N right angle would be best :D

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Post by jhitesma » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:22 pm

BTW for the real geekiness did you guys see the rest of his site?

Guy has a little time obsession.

But he does have instructions on how to watch a leap second and the next one is coming up on Dec 31st this year:
http://www.leapsecond.com/notes/leap-watch.htm

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Post by SANDUNERS » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:41 pm

jhitesma wrote:Wow I posted that over a year ago and it's gotten more responses this week than when I originally posted it!

But I don't see an N-SMA right angle. Only BNC-SMA right angles (setup as knights on the board). And those look like they're actually a BNC-N with a SMA-SMA right angle on top. So you could use the N-SMA next to them (the bishops) with the right angle ..........
Frankie is right,,, your a SUPERNERD... :lol: :lol: :lol:

But my SMA loads (pawns) will kick your BNC loads anyday!!! :wink:
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Post by jhitesma » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:05 pm

SANDUNERS wrote:
Frankie is right,,, your a SUPERNERD... :lol: :lol: :lol:

But my SMA loads (pawns) will kick your BNC loads anyday!!! :wink:
I'd like to drop it...but with supernerd status on the line....

I think those are SMA-RCA adapters on the gold side.

The silver side with the BNC pawns they do look like loads/terminators (or insert your own industries term) But that gold side they sure look like they have a fitting on each side.

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Post by LoBuck » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:33 am

jhitesma wrote:I'd like to drop it...but with supernerd status on the line....

I think those are SMA-RCA adapters on the gold side.
Well, now that we're putting things on the line, I'm pretty sure that...

The Gold Pawns are Male SMA to Female RCA.

The Gold Bishops are (from the bottom) a Male N to Female SMA topped with a Male SMA to Female RCA.
:wink: :lol:
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Post by nats-fj40 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:47 am

Looks like a homemade chess set to me :roll:
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Post by LoBuck » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:28 am

nats-fj40 wrote:Looks like a homemade chess set to me :roll:
... in the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy...
:lol: :lol: Now THATS funny, I don't care who you are :!:
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