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Sherlock Ohms: Bulging Capacitors & Dopey Design

Sherlock Ohms: Bulging Capacitors & Thoughtless Design - RF CafeIn the latest adventure of Sherlock Ohms, Mr. Frank Karkota tells of his experience with a used digital satellite receiver for reception of free-to-air (FTA) programs. "The receiver worked great, and I mapped hundreds of television and radio stations on the various satellites. Later, some of the stations disappeared. Then, more started disappearing, until I couldn't find any stations. Since my analog receiver still worked, I concluded that the digital receiver had failed. I opened the receiver and found that in one corner was the RF section, another corner had the digital section, and the other side housed the power supply..."

Posted  June 2013