Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Still Here, Just Busy

 The "Three Hour Tour" of checking out the Heathkit FM Stereo Generator so I can use it to align the Pioneer SX-980 wound up being more of a chore than I first thought. It's finished, "calibrated", and on the shelf. I just don't like the way some of the calibration adjustments acted, so I'm going to let it sit for a few days while I go through some of the other specialized audio test equipment I've picked up over the last year or so.


I'll have a post about the Three Hour Tour tomorrow. Buying used, user-assembled test equipment can be very akin to buying a "Ran When Parked" car from Craigslist. I generally assume it will need at least some of the standard things I do, like replacing all the power supply capacitors, cleaning all the controls and switches, checking the soldering, and cleaning all the dirt and grunge off the outer case, but some items need more, and I'll tell you about that next time....

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  1. Ah, the cobblejobbing continues...

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    1. Yep, got a whole stack of instruments to go through.

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  2. Every once in a while, you get a pig in a poke...

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    1. It had a *very* out-of-spec part, which made me chase my tail for a couple of days.

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  3. Maybe you will get to use your new snowblower this year.

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  4. It sounds like you're still having fun, though. We're looking forward to the next fixit posts. :-)

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    1. At least I finally understand how FM Multiplex works!

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