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 Post subject: How Many Will Cycles You Be Needing?
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:51 am 
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While getting together a pile of logarithmic graph paper for a give-away drawing (soon to be announced on RF Cafe homepage), an incident came to mind that occurred way back during my technician days.

I was working in a "special" section of the company. The manager for that area was a former electronics technician from another division that had developed a good relationship with a "special" customer. He ended up being in charge of a couple very excellent engineers, as well as another technician and me. The manager was a really nice guy, but it kind of irked the engineers that they were working for someone that did not have a degree of some sort. One of the engineers was an old-school guy who made no effort to hide his objection. The other electrical engineer was a good-natured type who would rather express his dissatisfaction by playing practical jokes at the expense of his chosen victim.

Well, one day we were working on a circuit that required plotting the response of a filter (this was in the early 1980s, before there was a computer on every desktop). The practical joker mentioned to the manager that the graph should be plotted on logarithmic paper, and the manager quickly agreed. Sensing that the technician-turned-manager did not really know how to use log graph paper, our joker volunteered to go get some from his office, and asked the manager how many cycles he would need on the graph.

"Oh, about ten," came the response. Even as a technician myself at the time, I knew a faux pas had been committed, and it was all I could do to keep from laughing out loud as the engineer immediately looked over at me and rolled his eyes. :smt043

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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:18 am 
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I don't get it...

Just kidding :lol:

Hey haven't been on the site in a while - nice job Kurt, keep it up. Love the news headlines comments!

- Jose

... Jose' Arrina

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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:55 pm 
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That is really funny. I assume he wasn't just referring to bringing enough 2- or 3-cycle charts to tape them together for 10 cycles?

Posted  11/12/2012