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Anyone here work in Electronics?
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post Jul 21 2007, 05:18 AM
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Anyone here work in Electronics?

If you turn to outsourcing, our communities will not be even able to
fix their own phones, computers, and televisions. Sad really.

While AC and DC circuitry may be outdated to those who swap out motherboards, etc.,
basic circuit theory is necessary for all those that touch the systems.
In electronics, our brothers are the electricians, for they may not be outsourced either.
If so, this is a sad state of affairs.

All of us that chase trons are a brotherhood.

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post Jul 22 2007, 12:30 AM
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I definetly give you credit for doing your job. I am studying to become an electronics engineer myself.


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post Jul 22 2007, 11:19 PM
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just curious... what PS3 firmware issues? Never heard of that and i own one.


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post Jul 23 2007, 04:27 AM
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Electronics is something I studied on the side to help me with my automotive. I'm more into the automotive technology. I know how to identify components in a simple circuit board(capacitors,transistors,etc.), I know hot to saulder(spelling?), I know hot to identify components in a schematic and read a schematic, I know hot to fix vcr's, projectors and all that good stuff. That's the elctronics I know.


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post Jul 23 2007, 10:19 AM
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That is way too geeky for us here


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post Jul 23 2007, 08:58 PM
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I think QD is an electrician, my dad is as well. Though he owns a glass factory now, which isn't very relevant to electronics as the machinery requires a specialist engineer to repair/maintain.


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post Nov 5 2007, 05:50 AM
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QUOTE(Tripplethreat @ Jul 21 2007, 04:30 PM) [snapback]1348438[/snapback]
I definetly give you credit for doing your job. I am studying to become an electronics engineer myself.


An EE degree? Nice. keep up the good work, and don't forget the niche market for engineers.
When you graduate, the world will be open to you, in many markets.

QUOTE(Tom Cruise Missile @ Jul 22 2007, 03:19 PM) [snapback]1348674[/snapback]
just curious... what PS3 firmware issues? Never heard of that and i own one.

The original firmware. It had issues. They are at least 5 revs past that now.

QUOTE(Clutch @ Jul 22 2007, 08:27 PM) [snapback]1348745[/snapback]
Electronics is something I studied on the side to help me with my automotive. I'm more into the automotive technology. I know how to identify components in a simple circuit board(capacitors,transistors,etc.), I know hot to saulder(spelling?), I know hot to identify components in a schematic and read a schematic, I know hot to fix vcr's, projectors and all that good stuff. That's the elctronics I know.

Automotive technology is HUGE right now.
Old school mechanics are invaluable but need to know all teh shit nowdays.
All the computer stuff in cars/it's not normal L0L.
The guy I go to for my truck is versed in old school and the latest new school mechanics.
He gets to go to all the dealers' classes, maintenance and troubleshooting that is.

So any problem with weird new fuel injection systems or computer malfunctions,
he's all over it, WHILE being able to time a '69 GTO, for performance.
Gotta luv that guy.


QUOTE(Van Hel Singh @ Jul 23 2007, 12:58 PM) [snapback]1348904[/snapback]
I think QD is an electrician, my dad is as well. Though he owns a glass factory now, which isn't very relevant to electronics as the machinery requires a specialist engineer to repair/maintain.

QD has a dangerous job as well. Anytime you handle live AC it is potentially dangerous.
I handle live DC, which is potentially just geeky. Not life-threatening.
Unless I grab the AC input, which I am not ready to do yet.


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post Nov 5 2007, 06:03 AM
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I work in the electronics department in K-mart...
So I kinda do. wink.gif
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post Nov 5 2007, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE(TwoFacedTanner @ Nov 4 2007, 10:03 PM) [snapback]1373437[/snapback]
I work in the electronics department in K-mart...
So I kinda do. wink.gif

There is nothing wrong with that, and a good place to start, if not in school for study.

If you are dealing with electronics problems you're exercising your mind. Always good.


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post Nov 5 2007, 06:22 AM
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I have basic transistor radio education for combat specs, but that's as far as it goes.


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post Nov 5 2007, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE(Lieutenant Cuttlefish @ Nov 4 2007, 10:22 PM) [snapback]1373448[/snapback]
I have basic transistor radio education for combat specs, but that's as far as it goes.
I never applied my skills to weaponry, maybe it's something to evaluate. <hobby only, of course..>


My father worked in fire control systems for nuclear submarines.
I'm guessing the guidance systems were much simpler,
and the firing technology was the big deal back then.
He worked there at the island doing that stuff until he died.
Working for the government he wasn't allowed to talk about it
and we never really knew what he did until after he died.
Found a photograph of a Polaris type missile behind launched
from under the water, as if from a submarine.
So we figured he designed nuclear missile fire control systems.
Engineer, not an inspector. That's one part we heard from him over and over.
The guy served his country and then worked for that government until he died.
He always had military schematics laying around but back then we didn't
know what they were or anything. After going through electronics classes
me and my little brother both figured out that he designed electronics for the
military and was a government employee, hence our benefits.
From those benefits, I graduated and am still working in electronics,
my brother left college for a succsessful career as a marine electrician.

In different jobs we still both use a meter as if it was a side arm.



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post Nov 5 2007, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE(TwoFacedTanner @ Nov 5 2007, 01:03 AM) [snapback]1373437[/snapback]
I work in the electronics department in K-mart...
So I kinda do. wink.gif

Yeah I thought he was talking about consumer electronics shops too.

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post Nov 5 2007, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE(§ynchronizer @ Jul 21 2007, 05:18 AM) [snapback]1348181[/snapback]
Anyone here work in Electronics?

If you turn to outsourcing, our communities will not be even able to
fix their own phones, computers, and televisions. Sad really.

While AC and DC circuitry may be outdated to those who swap out motherboards, etc.,
basic circuit theory is necessary for all those that touch the systems.
In electronics, our brothers are the electricians, for they may not be outsourced either.
If so, this is a sad state of affairs.

All of us that chase trons are a brotherhood.



Calm down buddy. First of all, its the actual manufacturing of the electronics that is being outsourced, not the technology of design. There will be people here who can repair our electronics.

Secondly, "In electronics, our brothers are the electricians, for they may not be outsourced either".... I don't really see how thats possible unless shipping costs go down considerably and everyone moves to modular housing. Which is kinda doubtful.. Even if the actual wiring of the houses were to be outsourced, there are thousands of old-work houses that require an electrician to be on-site.

Most of our money comes from old-work repairs as well as running new circuits/ect. The margins on wiring new houses are extremely low.. some companies will take a loss just to keep their workers working (rather than firing them)


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QUOTE(§ynch @ Nov 5 2007, 03:36 AM) [snapback]1373464[/snapback]
QUOTE(Lieutenant Cuttlefish @ Nov 4 2007, 10:22 PM) [snapback]1373448[/snapback]
I have basic transistor radio education for combat specs, but that's as far as it goes.
I never applied my skills to weaponry, maybe it's something to evaluate. <hobby only, of course..>


My father worked in fire control systems for nuclear submarines.
I'm guessing the guidance systems were much simpler,
and the firing technology was the big deal back then.
He worked there at the island doing that stuff until he died.
Working for the government he wasn't allowed to talk about it
and we never really knew what he did until after he died.
Found a photograph of a Polaris type missile behind launched
from under the water, as if from a submarine.
So we figured he designed nuclear missile fire control systems.
Engineer, not an inspector. That's one part we heard from him over and over.
The guy served his country and then worked for that government until he died.
He always had military schematics laying around but back then we didn't
know what they were or anything. After going through electronics classes
me and my little brother both figured out that he designed electronics for the
military and was a government employee, hence our benefits.
From those benefits, I graduated and am still working in electronics,
my brother left college for a succsessful career as a marine electrician.

In different jobs we still both use a meter as if it was a side arm.



Very cool. The Cold War was a different time. My Father worked in some weird places too, still deeply classified. He worked in a place he called "The Basement." He said he worked on some type of machines and electronics.


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“They refer to me as an uneducated barbarian. Yes, we are barbarians. We want to be barbarians, it is an honored title to us. We shall rejuvenate the world. This world is near its end.”

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post Nov 7 2007, 02:53 AM
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I mostly deal with musical equipment and minor and I mean very limited computer electronics, like digital eq's and some other sound enhancement equipment. The real work is done whenever there is outside gigs. It is really dangerous sometimes because I use a homemade disconnect source (basically a separate panel box that we call "bad monkey") that I connect to the main breaker lugs inside of a service entry panel. The service wire is always hot too! You can't just call up the power company and ask them to cut the power to the pole because your tapping into the main panel to save your musical equipment from a possible surge, unless your doing a gig like Woodstock or Ozzfest. Maybe I'll do Ozzfest some year.


I agree with what QD says. I used to be an electrician myself and most of the work we did was existing homes having their service upgraded, and usually when you upgrade the service there are a few circuits that need upgraded as well due to changes over the years in amps and alot of appliances today demand more power. If you walk into an old home thats using whats called "knob and tube wire" which I've mostly seen with the old cutler-hammer 8 space panels, you will make a bundle of money because it all has to be removed entirely, every wire, and replaced with new romex. So by the time all the old houses of today are upgraded, the cycle will begin again with upgrading the services that became outdated in the meantime.

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