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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Phil Allison, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    ** Just went to find the link for Bob Parker's ESR meter.

    It's vanished.


    ............ Phil
  2. TT

    TT Guest

    : ** Just went to find the link for Bob Parker's ESR meter.
    : It's vanished.
    : ???????????
    : ........... Phil
    A real shame you don't follow suit!
  3. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David L. Jones"

    ** No - I was alluding to the DSE site for the (only) kit.

    Seems DSE was doing repairs on the site and the kits pages were fluky.

    ............. Phil
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David L. Jones"

    ** So you cannot read ?

    ............. Phil
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

  6. Not quite...
    Searching for "K7214" or "esr" or "esr meter" gives zero matches but it
    DOES give you a "related search" link to "K7214", "esr meter" and
    others which get you there.

    If you click on the "K7214" or "esr meter" link and then try to search
    for "esr" or "esr meter" again, it works fine from then on!
    So there is obviously some cookie initialisation thing or something
    like that wrong with the search engine.
    The DSE search facility has always been silly, what's new?

    Having a bad day are we Phil?

    Dave :)
  7. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David L. Jones"

    ** Piss off - fucking pedant.

    ........... Phil
  8. Relax Phil, all is right with the world, really, you can still find the
    ESR meter link using the search. Just type "esr", press ENTER, click on
    "K7214" and you are there. Four key presses, one mouse click. Not
    perfect I know, but still pretty easy.

    I'm going canyoning tomorrow, would you like to join us?, the fresh air
    might do you good.

    Dave :)
  9. Priceless :)
  10. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "David L. Jones:

    ** I sincerely hope you fucking drown.

    .......... Phil
  11. Just out of curiosity I went to & tried "K7214", "esr" & "esr
    meter" ..... every one of them came up with a picture of the Bob Parker ESR


    Australia isn't "down under", it's "off to one side"! (home of the Australian Cobra Catamaran)
  12. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Thanks for your concern Phil. :) If you go to the DSE NZ website
    and look for that kit, you'll find that it's shown as "Clearance
    product, stock is limited" like about 50% of their kits seem to be
    My feeling that DSE Aust will follow their Kiwi counterparts. Gary
    Johnston (Jaycar) must be drooling that DSE is sending all the
    electronics hobbyists to his stores. Even if they don't buy resistors
    and caps, there are still plenty of "Faraday torches" and weird pencil
    sharpeners etc etc to spend their dollars on.

  13. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Bob Parker"

    ** It was out of genuine concern for the welfare of the service industry
    that I posted.

    Glad it was a false alarm.

    ** A sign of the times ......

    ** But shamefully - no Bob Parker ESR meters !!

    ............ Phil
  14. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "Stan Blazejewski"

    ** Each one failed, just now, when I tried.

    ...... Phil
  15. timbo

    timbo Guest

    hey bob, i just want to say, i built one of your esr meter kits (from tricky
    dicky, the series one unit), & it's a brilliant piece of kit - it literally
    paid for itself on the very next job i did after i'd built it.

    thanks heaps!


  16. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    G'day Tim,
    Thanks for your positive feedback! It's nice to know that even
    almost 10 years (really!) since the original meter came out in EA,
    that other service people are still using (and buying) them. It sorta
    makes me feel like I've done something useful for my fellow
    technicians and electronics enthusiasts.
    The MK2 version isn't really very different to the original one, as
    you know... :)

  17. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Thanks Phil! If DSE completely pulls out of the real nuts & bolts
    electronics market which Dick himself targetted before Woolies took
    over, which I think is inevitable, maybe Jaycar will start making ESR
    meter kits again? :)

  18. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    I don't know why but the first search will be successful if you avoid
    "All of Site" in the drop down list.

    -- Franc Zabkar

    Please remove one 'i' from my address when replying by email.
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