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Re: [TenTec] more oscilloscope questions

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] more oscilloscope questions
From: "Dave Edwards" <kd2e@comcast.net>
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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:45:11 -0400
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Michael.....You are right on your line of thought. You don't need the scopes
everyone is rattling off model numbers.
I worked for HP for over 15 years, and was given a high-end 275 Mhz scope to 
I sold it on ebay!  Too big, too confusing, and simply not required. I got a 
nice 100 Mhz Hitachi that
for my purposes....is light years better than the HP!    And WAY easier to 
I'll go find the model if you are interested....But if you just want to see 
what's going on at a solder point, or if there is AC on a signal....looking 
at an IF or buzzing out to see why the audio isn't making it to the 
speaker....you don't need Tek or HP.....besides.....if it is a reasonably 
priced one ....its old..(and BIG)   if its desktop sized....its new, and 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Goins" <wmgoins@gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:22 AM
Subject: [TenTec] more oscilloscope questions

> What about the more uncommon brands? Outside of Tek, B&K, Sencore are a
> number of more high end and less expensive scopes. I am sort of "Joe
> average" ham - build some, design a little, and want to design more and be
> able to troubleshoot deeper.
> I don't think I need a 200 MHz all-the-bells-and-whistles scope, but I'm 
> not
> sure a 50 MHz is the best choice either - at least based on the 
> information
> I received from some of the knowledgeable guys here.
> What I have planned is some design, more troubleshooting - deeper trouble
> shooting.
> I can most certainly appreciate the guys who have and know how to use a
> cutting-edge scope at ultra MHz, but I'm wanting to also upgrade some 
> other
> test gear and funds are limited. I'm not talking about cheaping out here,
> but judicious use of what money I have to do this with. I don't operate
> above 6 meters - and 99% of the time I'm in the 10-40 meter range. To keep
> costs as reasonable as possible, why wouldn't something like a 60 MHz of 
> any
> respectable manufacturer do 99% of what I would ever need?
> Mike, k5wmg
> Pipe Creek, Texas
> Fast cars, slow boats, big dogs, old trucks, little radios, and summers 
> off
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