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 on: August 03, 2021, 02:47:38 PM 
Started by JeffVolp - Last post by Brian H
Some of the good quality electrolytic capacitors are starting to show real long lead times on Mouser. After their present getting low stock is used up.

 2 
 on: August 03, 2021, 12:53:54 PM 
Started by davek - Last post by Electric Dave
I have original CD for IBM home director.

 3 
 on: August 03, 2021, 08:39:54 AM 
Started by JeffVolp - Last post by JeffVolp
https://www.thedrive.com/news/40458/thousands-of-unfinished-ford-super-duty-trucks-are-parked-at-kentucky-speedway-due-to-chip-shortage

Yeah, I had read about the specialized automotive chip shortage.  But generic polyester capacitors?

Jeff

 4 
 on: August 02, 2021, 07:05:34 PM 
Started by JeffVolp - Last post by brobin
https://www.thedrive.com/news/40458/thousands-of-unfinished-ford-super-duty-trucks-are-parked-at-kentucky-speedway-due-to-chip-shortage

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 on: August 02, 2021, 02:32:50 PM 
Started by JeffVolp - Last post by JeffVolp
As I was going through inventory today I noticed there is one XTBM-Pro upgrade kit left.  Contact me directly if you would like to upgrade a XTBM purchased in 2012 or later to the XTBM-Pro.

(I will remove this note when the last update kit is gone.)

Jeff

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 on: August 02, 2021, 02:26:22 PM 
Started by JeffVolp - Last post by JeffVolp
It is time to order more components, and I am astounded how poor inventory is.  A .01uF polyester capacitor that has always been available is out of stock almost everywhere.  Same for the .22uF used in the coupling networks.  Alternates are either too big to fit or from lesser known companies. (I use components from well-known top-tier companies.)  Semiconductors?  A part that was supposed be in stock today had its expected date moved to 7/13/22!  Prior to 2020 it was rare that anything was not in stock.

This must be hitting other manufacturers too, and the availability of products may limited this coming holiday season.

Jeff

 7 
 on: July 28, 2021, 05:51:31 PM 
Started by mike - Last post by Tuicemen
I do have a small wind turbine however I don't get sufficient  wind here unless it is storming and then it is to much for it and I have to enable the brake. :'(
I had thought of making a larger turbine but seeing the poor wind speeds here I shelved that idea.

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 on: July 28, 2021, 04:25:15 PM 
Started by mike - Last post by mike
If anyone is REALLY interested in building their own windmill, I will send you my precision engineered 10 foot diam blades from mine - for shipping cost and a few cases of beer!  Was a double set of 3 blades, one set behind the other set for super high efficiency, from about a 1980 Popular Science magazine.  Aerospace aluminum to fiberglass blades.  They worked great!  I can't throw them in the trash!  Direct drive a simple AC motor or DC pm for batteries. 

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 on: July 28, 2021, 03:19:09 PM 
Started by mike - Last post by brobin
Here's an article with the parts list: https://offgridquest.com/energy/wind-power/diy-windmill-project

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 on: July 27, 2021, 07:05:33 PM 
Started by mike - Last post by beelocks
If I bought more snow shovels to build one of those, climate change would make it snow more so I needed them to shovel the snow with.

Now, if you could invent a wind powered snow shoveling machine I'd be very interested :)

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