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Jan 1, 1970
Are there any real techs on here that work for a real shop or own one?
It seems like there are mostly hobbiest types on here or consumer types
looking for a quick answer to a complex problem. Stuff like "no picture,
blown fuse, won't come on...ect..." Can we diverse this group into a real
tech group so professionals can help each other? I don't have the time to
teach basic electronics and work professionaly as a TV tech. I would like to
exchange thoughts, ideas, problems and fixes with other real technicians. Do
we need to start a new group for this? Most of these consumer or hobbiest
types think we are all crooks, so why bother with them? I've tried to help
them but they don't have even enough basic knowlege of electronics to enable
any understanding of what I'm talking about. It seems to me that the shop
owner and TV tech is labeled as a thief and a crook by most of these people.
Well if it were easy, everyone would be able to fix their own TV. So, any
real techs want to rise up out of this group and soar with the eagles? Let's
help each other so we can help others and erase the bad complex about us all
being thieves and crooks!

Rich Grise

Jan 1, 1970
Some people don't even get just plain sci.electronics.
Try sci.electronics,basics,,
sci.electronics.misc, and a couple of others that I don't
recall at the moment.

BTW, I've been a "real" tech since 1969 (USAF), and a
hobbyist (note correct spelling - it shouldn't be "hobby,
hobbier, hobbiest") since the mid-1950's.

I don't mind answering questions; it's usually clear
what level the questioner is at, and I don't think anybody
would try to teach a whole course in a NG post. Several
times a week, some kind soul or another will post links
to starter courses and such, but I think we all try to
encourage people to use the search engines, use tutorials,
maybe read the FAQ (which, btw, where is it?) and that
sort of thing.

And who ever said anything about techs being thieves or
crooks? Probably some nitwit who decided to tighten down
all the "loose screws" in his TV and can't figure out why
it doesn't work any more; then gets pissed when he finds
out that it will take the tech 2 or 3 hours just to undo
his handiwork. (or her, let's not discriminate!) ;-)

Good Luck!