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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Don Lancaster, Jul 18, 2005.

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  1. What is the simplest LEGAL method an individual can access these?

    The story so far: National Serial Numbers NSN's are extremely useful for
    identifying military and other gear. There is no obvious free website
    with this tax-dollar-paid-for info available.

    The few sites where the info is offered are obscenely expensive and
    arrogant.

    There IS a $18 CHAR DATA 3-CD set you can get, but it only has the
    barest of limited NIIN info on it. For instance, a circuit breaker has
    as its entire description "APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF POLES - ONE."

    The "good stuff" that includes vendor addresses and product ages and how
    may were bought when for how much is apparently only available as a $96
    FED LOG set of CD's. Acess to these is classified as FOUO as in "for
    official use only" and the feds WILL NOT sell them to individuals. There
    are also major penalties for divulging their contents to third parties.

    How can sets of these be legally accessed?

    What is the simplest way to become a fed vendor or an acceptable supply
    organization? Apparently a fire department may work.

    Further discussion at http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu01.asp

    --
    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
  2. Don Lancaster wrote...
    Don, like your stories, but could you please pay more attention to
    your links so they take one to the relevant material, rather than
    to a high-level entry apparently intended to encourage browsing,
    but in fact creating frustration and a "who needs it" attitude?
     
  3. July 13th entry is specific to topic.


    --
    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
  4. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    In which case maybe you'd like to code your page so as to take one
    directly to the appropriate entry - or otherwise you should post a note
    indicating the relevant entry.

    As it stood, it made no sense whatever. And still doesn't. I can't see
    any relevant entry. The page relates to 2000 - 2002 . Is that what you
    intended ?

    Graham
     
  5. Typo.

    Should have been http://www.tinaja.com/glib/whtnu05.asp



    --
    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
  6. Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley Guest

    Well, at least it's a completely different page:



    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name
    changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Please try the following:

    * Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar
    of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
    * If you reached this page by clicking a link, contact the Web
    site administrator to alert them that the link is incorrectly
    formatted.
    * Click the Back button to try another link.

    HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Technical Information (for support personnel)

    * Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title
    search for the words HTTP and 404.
    * Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and
    search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks,
    and About Custom Error Messages



    How about a "Surplus of Mass Disposal not found" sendup page?


    No, wait, I just figured it out: Take out the /glib from that last
    link and you get this:

    http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu05.asp


    (you fixed one typo only to have added another)


    From the OP:
    Don, is that a large red hat I see you wearing?
     
  7. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed,
    or is temporarily unavailable.


    Better luck next time ?

    Graham
     

  8. Leave out the glibness and you might get there..


    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  9. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    I don't get it. Is this some kind of hide and seek game ?

    Graham
     
  10. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

  11. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

     
  12. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    ---
    Visit:

    http://www.dscc.dla.mil/

    for everything you need to know.
     
  13. The more you stir shit, the worse it smells.

    Let's try one more time...

    http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu05.asp



    --
    Many thanks,

    Don Lancaster
    Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552
    voice: (928)428-4073 email:

    Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com
     
  14. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Sorry; get:
    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name
    changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Please try the following:

    * Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar
    of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly.
    * If you reached this page by clicking a link, contact the Web site
    administrator to alert them that the link is incorrectly formatted.
    * Click the Back button to try another link.

    HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
    Internet Information Services (IIS)

    Technical Information (for support personnel)

    * Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title
    search for the words HTTP and 404.
    * Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and
    search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks,
    and About Custom Error Messages.
     
  15. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    BTW, you made a serious error in stating "Other useful suppliers and
    resources include Lumiled, The Delight, Alltronics, Maxim, Aboetech, and
    Odd One" in that Maxim has a bad habit of advertising vaporware - making
    them an UNuseful NONsupplier.
     
  16. Would you stop with the constaNT BS about Maxim? If they were as bad
    as you claim they would have been out of business years ago. I NEVER had
    a delivery problem with them when I worked in electronics manufacturing,
    but I did with a lot of other semiconductor and component makers. Just
    because you didn't get what you wanted when you wanted it doesn't make
    them evil, incompetent or stupid.

    --
    Link to my "Computers for disabled Veterans" project website deleted
    after threats were telephoned to my church.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  17. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Excuse me for breathing!
    It is a side issue, that every time i wanted to use a Maxim part in a design,
    that *none* were available anywhere.
    After numerous times and part types, i finally gave up.
    I have talked to numerous distributors and supply houses that discontinued
    the Maxim line *because* they could not get parts for their customers.

    I dare say that whatever few Maxim part types your company needed, was bought
    in the million dollar range - so Maxim had to turn on a line for those parts.
     
  18. No, you are wrong, again. We used about 35 different parts in a dozen
    different product lines. Parts were ordered AFTER the equipment was
    ordered, but before it was needed. Some were just a few items a month,
    while others were several hundred a month. It was an "Engineer to
    order" operation with products for the high end telemetry receiver
    market. We had a lot more problems with Motorola and National dropping
    parts in our existing designs than dealing with Maxim. I don't recall
    purchasing or the stock room ever requesting the return of issued Maxim
    spare parts for production requirements, but other vendors were slow to
    deliver often enough that we didn't bother to keep any spares on the
    production floor. Some of the DSP, FIR, and some programmable chips we
    used quickly became a pain in the ass to keep in the supply channel, so
    they were ordering them a year in advance of expected orders. That was
    Analog Devices, Harris, Lattice, and a few National Semiconductor parts.

    Also there were some passives that were a pain to get, or had quality
    problems. I had to have Beckman removed from he approved supplier list
    because of repeated problems with bad seals in their SMD pots. My point
    is, any vendor can have problems, but if they don't fix them, they die,
    or get bought out by the competition and adsorbed.


    --
    Link to my "Computers for disabled Veterans" project website deleted
    after threats were telephoned to my church.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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