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Tim Brown

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Tim's Articles

Reader Questions Answered Here (9.2016)
Column: Q&A
September 2016
Get some enlightenment on modern lighting (LEDs and CFLs) and whether green energy is truly “green.”

Reader Questions Answered Here (7.2016)
Column: Q&A
July 2016
Discussion on problems with a digital clock’s backlight and “miracle” energy sources.

Reader Questions Answered Here (8.2016)
Column: Q&A
August 2016
Discussion on solar heating system controls and inertial navigation system basics.

Reader Questions Answered Here (6.2016)
Column: Q&A
June 2016
Microwave Oven or Death Ray and Modem Commands.

Reader Questions Answered Here (5.2016)
Column: Q&A
May 2016
Low battery indicator/battery life.

Reader Questions Answered Here (4.2016)
Column: Q&A
April 2016
Hand tools for servicing electronic devices.

Reader Questions Answered Here (03.2016)
Column: Q&A
March 2016
Problems with Commodore 64 video issues and a mini tutorial on the reliability of electronic and mechanical devices are featured this time.

Reader Questions Answered Here (2.2016)
Column: Q&A
February 2016
Questions on Cat-5 cabling, plus the mysteries of electronic filters are explained.

Reader Questions Answered Here (1.2016)
Column: Q&A
January 2016
Scanner frequency change, a simple remote control, and a telephone off-hook indicator.

Reader Questions Answered Here (12.2015)
Column: Q&A
December 2015
Plain Old Telephone Service blues, CPLDs versus FPGAs, and a sump pump alarm for when a breaker trips are the topics this time.

Reader Questions Answered Here (11.2015)
Column: Q&A
November 2015
Automotive battery amp-hour capacity at a slow discharge rate is covered, plus a full Mail Bag.

Reader Questions Answered Here (10.2015)
Column: Q&A
October 2015
Topics answered include drone mechanics, PID control, and music editing.

Reader Questions Answered Here (09.2015)
Column: Q&A
September 2015
Students ask questions on radio propagation and troubleshooting.

Reader Questions Answered Here (07.2015)
Column: Q&A
July 2015
Topics this month include: a CR18650 battery vs. cell charging; help with vintage PA amps; and GFI breakers.

Reader Questions Answered Here (06.2015)
Column: Q&A
June 2015
Get help with finding components and using ice melt tape controls.

Reader Questions Answered Here (05.2015)
Column: Q&A
May 2015
A question on op-amp accuracy, getting certified, and some tips on batteries.

Reader Questions Answered Here (04.2015)
Column: Q&A
April 2015
Making a smart house smarter, a telephone off-hook alarm, and radio tuning are question topics this time.

Reader Questions Answered Here (03.2015)
Column: Q&A
March 2015
Find out how to fix burn marks on LCD screens and whether or not to go with CFLs or LEDs.

Reader Questions Answered Here (02.2015)
Column: Q&A
February 2015
Questions about the size of satellite dishes and why there’s a lump in your power cable are answered.

Reader Questions Answered Here (01.2015)
Column: Q&A
January 2015
Answering a question about a previous question, free to air satellite TV, and testing GFCIs properly are discussed this month.

Reader Questions Answered Here (12.2014)
Column: Q&A
December 2014
Questions cover a battery monitor circuit, NiMHs over NiCads, and using an audio synthesizer IC with an eight ohm speaker.

Reader Questions Answered Here (11.2014)
Column: Q&A
November 2014
Read about solutions to fix a broken laptop, a VCR that eats tapes, and sound system hum.

Reader Questions Answered Here (10.2014)
Column: Q&A
October 2014
It's Back! Issues regarding measuring current with a clamp-on ammeter and outdoor reception of TV audio are discussed.

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