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    Hi Dan,
    I would suggest that you investigate your local amateur radio club there in Kendal.
    Ham radio covers everything from "DC to Daylight" and " minus 100dBm to 1000 Watt" in Canada.
    And from a "brass key to whatever" in digital comms.
    As you might know, Canadians were players in the first radio communications
    (Marconi transmitted from England to Canada and the United States.)
    and later in the radio comms inventions for digital transmission
    (Vancouver Amateur Digital Communication Group )
    that became the internet.
    I hope you have fun with whatever you do!

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    have a look at http://eevblog.com

    The guy who runs it is very entertaining and the actual forums have some knowledgeable people..

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    Been a very long time since I visited this forum, actually before Arduino was around, AVRfreaks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Does anybody have any recommendations for some electronics forums? I'm starting to gravitate to some more electrical projects at home instead of machining (I do it all day....) so I'm looking for the electrical equivalent to HSM and practical machinist. I don't have any specific questions pertaining to any specific projects, I'm just looking to mostly read information already archived, project threads, etc. There's a lot of hidden gems in sites like this, but if you don't know where you look.....

    Type of projects I see myself getting into are bench top power supplies, audio amps, arduino stuff, dc motor control, CNC motion control... and so on. So quite a range.

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    I would suggest the CNCzone and the AAC, there are some professionals in both that offer advice and they both cover just about the range you are asking for.
    Max.

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    I think the problem with electronics forums is that electrical guys are described by this formula:
    Social skill = 1/ electronics knowledge
    You need a high tolerance level for know-it-alls but there's a lot to learn from them. I used to enjoy sci.electronics.design and avrfreaks but that was two decades ago. I would suggest you pick the topic first and then look for appropriate forums that specialise in them.
    Igor, another obnoxious electronics guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikdor View Post
    I think the problem with electronics forums is that electrical guys are described by this formula:
    Social skill = 1/ electronics knowledge
    You need a high tolerance level for know-it-alls but there's a lot to learn from them.
    There is also the other side of the coin!
    There is a multitude of post's, questions that start with very little information to say the least, it very often takes several posts to drag all the pert information and intentions out.
    So patience also wears a little thin with some that give cause some impatient responses maybe?.
    Max..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxHeadRoom View Post
    There is also the other side of the coin!
    There is a multitude of post's, questions that start with very little information to say the least, it very often takes several posts to drag all the pert information and intentions out.
    So patience also wears a little thin with some that give cause some impatient responses maybe?.
    Max..
    I hang out on several forums and am very familiar with what you are saying. Can't remember the exact situation but remember they took it over the top without giving the guy any benefit of a doubt. That is when I felt they didn't need me and pretty sure I haven't been missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikdor View Post
    I think the problem with electronics forums is that electrical guys are described by this formula:
    Social skill = 1/ electronics knowledge
    I was always left with that impression, but thought it was just my beginner-ness. I always really like Tony Vanroon's site (http://www.tonyvanroon.com/oldwebsite/circ/circuits.htm) who I believe passed away. Anyway wasn't much of a forum but there was one asswipe who belittled everyone who posted it seemed. Wonder what made him that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by batt-man View Post
    have a look at http://eevblog.com

    The guy who runs it is very entertaining and the actual forums have some knowledgeable people..
    +1 I've been watching him for awhile. I'm fairly anti-video as a media (why take 15 minutes of ums when 15 seconds and three good photos will do?), this guys is worth the time....he educates, its like attending a bunch of good mini lectures
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    Well this has make be sit up and think. I've been a professional electronics engineer for 40 years and it just never occurred to me to go looking for such a forum, but wouldn't want to be without this and other machining forums for my hobby interest. Must be a 'coals to Newcastle' thing.

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