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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Only Just, Feb 10, 2008.

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  1. Only Just

    Only Just Guest

    For anyone that is interested there is some Tektronix schematics posted in
    the alt.binaries.e-book.technical group at the moment. I know some people
    were asking for some and they may find it in there. I have downloaded some
    myself if necessary if anyone needs them too.
  2. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    FWIW,having the circuit description along with the schematic is invaluable.
  3. msg

    msg Guest

    Why the heck do you suppose someone posted to a binary newsgroup rather
    than uploading to BAMA? Reassembling hundreds of segments of a fragmented
    document is not for the squeamish (and those of us with newsreaders that
    don't grok that sort of thing).

    BTW, what newsreader can accommodate more than 888,000 headers (the current
    retention on Supernews for that newsgroup)? Netscape 7.2 crashed after
    downloading about 350,000 headers. I expect that it will be necessary to
    get all of the headers to determine the completeness of some of the books.


  4. Supernews must not be that super these days, Giganews shows a bit over
    2,373,000 articles in there.

    Just about any real newsreader (not a web browser with a nntp hack in it)
    can handle that with ease. A few groups I use with Unison contain over 50
    million and they work about as well as ones with 10K of posts in them.

    Anyway, don't get your undies in a bunch over it, I looked and most of the
    ones posted are ancient history, likely already on BAMA or other resources,
    many plug in modules but most appear to be from the 60's and 70's.

    The newest appears to be a datasheet and op manual for a 2213.

    Plus a lot of them are .djvu type, which I don't know what you use to look

    Really doubt you are missing anything.


  5. Probably because BAMA isn't accepting any more test equipment

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  6. Jim Yanik

    Jim Yanik Guest

    Then you probably have to buy the viewer for them.....
    there's always a catch;TANSTAAFL.

  7. has several free programs to view .djvu
  8. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    There's a very good open source DjVu viewer at
    It's totally free, and it works.

    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the

    "In theory, there isn't any difference between theory and practice. In
    practice, there is." - Yogi Berra
  9. msg

    msg Guest


    Well, I grabbed all 900,000 some headers on Supernews for that N.G. using
    an old version of 'xnews' and it there are some great old military TMs
    and a lot of manuals which may be quite hard to locate elsewhere. The
    poster says he will post about 17 GB total.

    I don't have the bandwidth to deal with that much material, but I may
    recruit some associates with fatter pipes. What newsreader will
    understand the fragmentation (the segments are not threaded but merely
    posted as separate messages) and reassemble them automatically?
    I manually downloaded all of the parts of a small manual and reassembled
    and decoded them offline; the scans were very well done. I don't relish
    the thought of doing that job on thousands of segments manually though.

  10. Only Just

    Only Just Guest

    There are a few specialty newsreaders out there, most require payment tho,
    eg: Agent, xnews or newsleecher to name a few but there could be a few
    freebies out there too.
  11. msg

    msg Guest

    I found an ideal solution for myself; 'nget' (for *nix, Win32, others) worked
    flawlessly for me in a test regex download of a manual name from that
    newsgroup. I highly recommend it.
    It is a no-nonsense command-line nntp fetch utility that groks multi-part
    binaries and decodes popular encoding like yEnc and also does PAR/PAR2 recovery.

  12. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Or skip the idea of a "newsreader" doing that job. They are for reading
    news with :)

    [On Linux] There are command line applications (e.g. uudeview) that can be
    pointed at the news spool directly and just told to unpack everything in
    sight. No reading, no saving needed. It will skip over stuff it can't
    understand, reassemble multi-parters from out of order fragments etc.

    There must be similar for Windows, even with an unnecessary GUI added on.

  13. Well, has a nice collection of freely downlaodble
    manuals for Tektronix, HP, etc. too.

    I found a lot useful there.

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