Saturday, June 11, 2022

99 Degrees, 12% RH, 8 MPH Breeze......

 Yup....Summer arrived today with a vengeance. So warm even the Sacred Windmills wilted!



Gonna be HOT most of the week, with a slight chance of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Glad I got our portable A/C units installed yesterday, and spent some extra time correct some of the installation issues all sorted out. Had to trim one of the plastic panels where the exhaust duct goes out the window, and now the filler panel/duct fit nice and snug in the windows without rattling or leaking air in/out of the room.

I had a drip system all planned out for the front garden, and SLW keeps planting more stuff, so now I have to layout the system again. From what I've been reading, installing a drip system is pretty easy, like building something with Legos. Lay out the tubing, cut it, add taps and smaller line, and install the drippers.

BUT....I'm sure it will be another "Adventure" in home owner stuff before I get the hang of it.

Have the new work tables set up in the basement shop, and slowly getting all the test gear recommissioned in it's new spot, along with another new item, an HP 8903B Audio Analyzer.

This will replace the two old Heathkit instruments I rebuilt, an IM-5248 IM Analyzer, and an IM-5258 THD Analyzer, and do what they did with greater accuracy and repeatability.


Stay hydrated, and be safe out there!


12 comments:

  1. Your home improvements are always an inspiration. I have central air here in the hovel but don't need it. We had a lot of rain and hail yesterday. Today, scattered cloud hinting of late afternoon showers without delivering the goods.

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    1. Got a kit at HD today, and now that I understand how it all plugs together, I can add/subtract to it, and modify what it does.
      No inspiration here....just SLW with cat 'o nine!

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  2. Got one of those remote wireless indoor/outdoor jobbies. Other than being forced to read instructions it went well. Saw 102° on my three story deck. Even Banner couldn't take more than 10 minutes. Still reading 92°.

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    1. HAH! You're not as much a Luddite as you proclaim. Hit 99.8 today, and still reading 83* at 2045 LT.

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  3. The Sacred Windmills! You know, they're cropping up here too, what a blight on the landscape.

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    1. Incredible waste of resources for wide deployment and short life. They'll NEVER make as much profit in electricity as they cost to build and install. What a boondoggle!

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  4. Man, where do you keep coming up with this stuff? Ham fests?

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    1. This one came from eBay. A friend of mine is very familiar with them, as he used to repair and calibrate HP equipment. He advised me what they "should" sell for, and I did an eBay search, and watched until a clean, functional one came up with a "Best Offer". I made the offer, and the seller accepted.

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  5. Your low humidity is mind boggling. It doesn't often get to 99 here as the actual number, but the humidity is always higher.

    My answer to the famous, "it's a dry heat" is, "so is a Bessemer furnace" In our vacation wanderings we've been in AZ and NM when it was 100 or over. Pretty much sucks no matter what.

    HP8903: I've probably spent a solid year of my life in front of one, if you add up all the hours. Among the best there is at what it can do.

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    1. Yeah, a good word to describe this region is ARID! Even the Winter is very dry. The snow is dry, fluffly stuff good for skiing and snow blowing.

      The 8903B is a superb instrument to use in ANY audio signal path! This one lived in a rack it's whole life, and was pretty filthy, but cleaned up nicely. One bad thing about it is it has "Option 001", which is rear panel IN/OUT connectors only. I'm making some brackets to mount where the rack ears went so I can bring the jacks around to the front.

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  6. 107 yesterday, calling for 109 today... It's WARM!!!

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  7. It was supposed to hit 95 today, but hasn't gone above 92, and now it's dropped back to the mid 80's. Along with scattered T-Storms all over.

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