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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:20:07 PM on 23 August 2017.
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Hi all, long time since last time, i'm weeeben but can't find log in.

anyway, can someone tell me what this is?

It's some kind of audio thing, with holes for some kind of plugs.
Two wooden boxes, both the same and linked together by the cable, no other connections or power jack

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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:38:07 PM on 23 August 2017.
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 GTC
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Those appear to be tip-ring-sleeve (TRS) connectors of the type used in telephony.

They were also used by broadcasters. That's possibly part of a patch panel arrangement, or possibly a remote output box.

I can't make out what's written on the tape above the jacks.

Where did you get it?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:03:52 PM on 23 August 2017.
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The tape is just numbered 1-10.
the fat cable is about 15 metres long.

Got it from a house clearance along with a lot of old audio type cables & wires wrapped around big pieces of timber with connections like speaker, microphone etc.

ok yeah, because of the length of the cable it seems it would of stretched across and linked two of the same kind of thing to it.
I just wanted to make sure it's not something hard to get or valuable before I scrap it for the 20 kg's of cable.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 7:17:08 PM on 23 August 2017.
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Hiya Eben,

GTC is correct.

I notice two TRS connectors are shielded from the rest of the patch panel. Whoever made this knew what they were doing.

It would be a shame to scrap it for the sake of a bit of copper.

Those shielded audio cables will not yield much, most of their bulk is plastic and screen foil.

If you are into restoring old gear, then put it up for "swaps".

This little patch panel could have some very interesting history.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:40:02 AM on 24 August 2017.
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Just about every james Bond film of the 60s, the phone girl users this to listen in on james bond in the office, Then he comes out of the office and remarks on her ears dropping habits as he flirths with her and then rejects her of course.
Hahaha I think thats what it is anyway,

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:05:08 PM on 24 August 2017.
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Eben,

Photobucket seems to have fallen over on you. If you'd like the images in your original post hosted here just e-mail them to be and I will upload them and provide the necessary links. Click on my username to access my e-mail address.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:41:02 PM on 24 August 2017.
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Oddly enough, I can still see the images but, if they are hosted by Photobucket, that's a situation that won't continue for long.

Boycott Photobucket folks. The vandalism it has wreaked on millions of posts in forums all over the planet is immense.

Use imgur, or any image hosting site other than Photobucket.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:45:08 PM on 24 August 2017.
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They are back for me too. I'll back up these images just in case things go south again. Smile


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 1:31:12 PM on 25 August 2017.
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I hardly use Photobucket anymore as most forums you can just upload images from the PC.

I got some old bits & pieces from this pick up that might be useful to members here and was wondering if it's possible to put videos up here?

There doesn't seem to be an advanced posting featyre where you can select that option so a video loads up in a video box.

I guess I could just submit the link of the video and people could click it to go to Youtube and watch, but it's nicer if you don't need to re-direct away from this forum and just watch a video within the thread, less ads that way and is a better watching experience.

Anyway I'll be putting this video up on Saturday night so I'll try and put in this thread so you can see if there's anything of interest out of this lot.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 2:47:53 PM on 25 August 2017.
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as most forums you can just upload images from the PC.

That's on Brad's To-Do list for this site.

I guess I could just submit the link of the video and people could click it to go to Youtube and watch

That's what's necessary at the moment.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 3:31:03 PM on 25 August 2017.
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Just trying out a couple different methods to see what happens..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S19LD9jjEu8


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 3:33:30 PM on 25 August 2017.
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Oh ok, it seems to work when embedding a video using iframe HTML.

It's not the video I'm talking about, I will upload that Saturday.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 4:16:14 PM on 25 August 2017.
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it seems to work when embedding a video using iframe html

Good one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:54:09 PM on 25 August 2017.
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...was wondering if it's possible to put videos up here?

The forums have the capability of hosting any file however videos would eat into the bandwidth by a great deal so it is better to upload them to YouTube accounts and then paste the HTML code that YouTube provides to your post here.

An example of how this looks is here.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 8:12:33 PM on 25 August 2017.
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Not sure I understand as the video I posted is hosted on youtube and don't think the forums bandwidth is affected in any way, I have hundreds of video's on my forum and it has no affect.

That other video thread doesn't show how it was uploaded, isn't it the same? you click share on youtube, copy the embed code and paste it.


 
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