Back home again - long day

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A long and somewhat expensive day but profitable. I drove down to Mt. Vernon in Skagit County to visit Electronic Distributing - a great little electronics store. Surprisingly comprehensive! I wanted to get some solder and a couple of small connectors. Score on both cases but I saw a sign on the front window saying that their selection of XLR connectors were from 70% to 90% off.

From Infogalactic:

XLR connector
The XLR connector is a style of electrical connector, primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment. The connectors are circular in design and have between 3 and 7 pins. They are most commonly associated with balanced audio interconnection, including AES3 digital audio, but are also used for lighting control, low-voltage power supplies, and other applications. XLR connectors are available from a number of manufacturers and are covered by an international standard for dimensions, IEC 61076-2-103. They are superficially similar to the older and smaller DIN connector, but are not physically compatible with them.

Needless to say, being an audiophile and playing keyboards and synthesizers as well as doing PA for local events, I use XLR connectors. A. LOT. Much of what was there were various adapters - XLR to RCA Phono plug or jack, XLR to 1/4" plug or jack. I bought two of everything. Expensive but profitable.

Also stopped off at a building salvage yard down there (did not get anything) and then headed up the road to Graham's for some fish and chips and two pints of hard cider.

Lulu's birthday is today but the only time we can get her son and nephew together for dinner is Wednesday so we will have a celebration then. Have radio meetings Tuesday (tomorrow) and Thursday so this works out great.

Surf for a bit and then to bed.

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