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8/20/2012 06:58 PM EDT
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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   8/20/2012 7:43:53 PM
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I hang my head in shame (sad face)

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Max The Magnificent   8/20/2012 7:45:47 PM
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I'm sort of in the same boat as David -- we had a cracking storm here the day before the (now working) Atmospheric Monitor arrived back with me ... since then nothing. It's currently sitting on my desk making a very light "hissing" sound ... but that's all ... so now I'm waiting for the next storm...

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David Ashton   8/20/2012 10:44:36 PM
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You must have a very (electromagnetically) quiet office Max, in my house it made a lot more than a hissing. Maybe that's something to do with the wussy 110V you guys use for mains as against our industrial strength 240V ;-)

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David Ashton   8/20/2012 10:46:40 PM
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Well if it is any comfort Max, yesterday I was working on a project on a breadboard and put some LEDs in two shorted holes and wondered why they didn't light up. Took me a whole 5 minutes to discover why..... :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 3:14:59 PM
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Sometimes my knee-jerk reaction is to look for something complicated, when the real answer is mega simple...

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Max The Magnificent   8/21/2012 3:15:52 PM
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With all the computers and stuff in here, I would have thought it would have been chirping its little head off...

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TJones   8/22/2012 2:46:39 PM
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Do you Soldering Iron Avengers have any recommendations for kits (versus plans only, like this one) or versions with more filtering options? I'd like to build one of these. Sounds like fun.

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Max The Magnificent   8/22/2012 3:18:13 PM
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I've been wondering about making an FPGA-based version (using the FPGA for digital signal processing) ... but that's just a thought at the moment...

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TJones   8/22/2012 3:47:54 PM
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IF you're planning on that, then you ought to get this book "The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs." I hear it's pretty good. If FPGAs are the works, then perhaps there could be adaptive antenna tuning built into the next model as well; that might address some of the filtering needs. Still, I'd be happy to just find a simple kit to buy.

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kb5uew   8/22/2012 3:55:08 PM
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Have you tried to hook it up to an audio spectrum analyzer? (your audio input and your computer makes a good one)

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