Phil Barnes-Roberts


Repair Cafe -Pasadena 20120813
Pasadena, CA 91104


Altadena, CAUSA 91001

Member since:

October 3, 2012



Semi-retired JPL engineering tech/'SuperTech', non-degreed EE, love ham radio and kitbuilding, wood-butchery, multi-purpose furniture. Physics buff; always wanted to find a way to 'cheat' gravity to get off this planet...

What is the latest repair project that you've been working on/ or plan to do?

Unbuild-to-components, rebuild, troubleshooting an Elecraft K2 15W SSB HF transceiver; still has odd bias on the 8T line that I'm chasing. Taking too long, but the task queue becomes a push-down stack when the Grand Pooh-Bah brings me a Project.

What Phil Barnes-Roberts is saying about this Meetup Group

Such a wonderful idea, locals helping locals! I'm hooked! Made a checklist of things I'll need to bring for the next time, since my toolkit was kinda thin for repairs that were needed. (HensTeeth Oct.) Armory Feb: arrived late, parked in Marriott's $Garage, wished I could have had more time there; wanted to attend the orientation, but got busy immediately (which is fine!) Maybe a separate session soon? Still fine-tuning toolkit, need to dump (to grist drawer)/replace old tinfoil (bent!) drill bits from that estate sale, and already put clothespins in the box! M.Park 3May14; Suspect Scoops will get a real sinewave inverter sooner. Some motors just don't like those steps up+down.

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  • Therese Brummel

    Repair Cafe -Pasadena

    Hey Phil
    I am looking for one more appliance repair person for Repair Cafe this Sat April 20 for any two hour shift you may be free between 11-5 in Memorial Park in front of the Armory Center for the Arts. Any chance you could come join the fun? I will have a soldering iron onhand for electronics repairs. Scoops and Erik and Carlo will be delighted to have your company. Let me know if this sounds ike fun. [masked] Many thanks Therese

    Apr 16, 2013 12:05 PM
  • Therese Brummel

    Repair Cafe -Pasadena

    Hey Phil
    Glad you will come to the Repair Yourself Cafe, a spin on Repair Cafe. it will be yoga, meditation, reiki, qigong, art therapy etc.
    Will you also be willing to help us At the next regular Reapir Cafe as a repair person on Feb 16 2:30 to 5 At the Armory Center for the Arts? We would love to have you for electric and electronics repairs.

    Jan 28, 2013 3:01 PM
  • GINKO, Ching Lee

    Repair Cafe -Pasadena

    Phil, would you be able to bring your tool box this Sat to the Repair Cafe?

    Nov 12, 2012 10:09 AM
  • GINKO, Ching Lee

    Repair Cafe -Pasadena

    small tools sounds good. See you on the 20th. What's happening at the Coffee Gallery?

    Oct 07, 2012 8:31 AM

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