My "new" oscilloscope

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tracecom, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. tracecom

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    OK, so it's not new; in fact, it's next to obsolete, but I am thrilled. I bought it at a yard sale for $2, and it seems to work. :D

    The faceplate is a little marked, but otherwise it's clean, and it has two probes. The screw-on hook on one of the probes is broken, but maybe I can find a replacement.

    At the very least, I can learn about scope operation and features, so that if I buy a better one, I will know what to look for.

    Oh yeah, I need to find a manual for it.
     
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  2. vpoko

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    That may be the best deal I've ever heard of for a working scope.
     
  3. tracecom

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    Yes, when I first saw it, I looked at the tag three times to be sure of the price, and then I told the man I would take it, and then, I asked him if it worked. He said it did, but I didn't even try it there. I didn't want him to change his mind. :)
     
  4. strantor

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    Call it Christine, and don't turn your back on it. Unplug it and lock it in the room before you leave.
     
  5. Bernard

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    Wow, and I paid $ 200. for a war surplus HP. Is Leader made by Tektronics?
     
  6. absf

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    Congratulations! That was the best deal I've ever heard so far and I dont think anyone is going to break this record.

    I think Leader is Japanese. You have to get it's user manual and usually the schematics are included in the last few pages. I bought my Hitachi 212 scope in the 80's in Japan and some of the electrolytics are getting old and I have changed a few of them recently. I also have another Tektronic 475 100MHz scope complete with service manual and trolly.

    Hope you enjoy the scope like I have.:cool:

    Allen
     
  7. #12

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    I'm jealous.
     
  8. praondevou

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    You could have tried to negociate. ($1.50 ?):p
     
  9. tracecom

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    Hey, I'm cheap, but not that cheap. :D
     
  10. BSomer

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    That is a great find! I hope you have a lot of fun playing around with it. The deal I got was good, perhaps not as good as yours. The school I graduated from upgraded all their equipment and sold the old stuff to the students. I got a powersupply, function generator, benchtop multimeter, and oscilloscope for $40.
     
  11. Sparky49

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    Kudos to you! Great deal!!!
     
  12. Wendy

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    I bought a bunch of HP120B's well over 20 years ago, working for $10, nonfunctional for $5. Not a great scope, but they were good for rough projects. You've that that deal (all my friends got scopes that day).
     
  13. Sparky49

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    Ah ha! I might just have found a deal that can better yours! :p

    I'll let you know in 46 hours....
     
  14. WBahn

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    I beat the price; I got a working scope for free. But it is a real cheapo scope compared to that one! Good buy.
     
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