electronic test equipment question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hunterage2000, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. hunterage2000

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 2, 2010
    I have been searching ebay for electronic test equipment like oscilloscopes and signal generators. Can anyone suggest some alternatives like 2nd hand electronics sites based in the uk?
  2. studiot

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    Stewarts of Reading

    Display electronics (distel.co.uk)

    You can also find some amateur stuff offered at Uk amateur forums like


    Edit you can often find equipment at the Radio Amateur rallies and fairs. They cover much more than Am Radio these days.
    Look for the RSGB calendar.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  3. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    I'd expect they have the same thing in the UK but at work we routinely buy stuff from industrial auctions like dovebid, xline assets, the branford group,etc...
    We get AMAZING deals all the time.. pennies on the dollar all the time..
    Yes you have to wait for the auction to come up but its ALWAYS been cheaper than ebay,etc..
  4. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    Personally I'd recommend you just go to a local university or hospital and see if they have any old ones they're getting rid of. My first scope I got for free from a hospital that was upgrading their EKG machines to use modern (digital) scope monitors.

    Worth a shot, anyway!