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Re: [TenTec] OT: Scopes

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: Scopes
From: Carter <k8vt@ameritech.net>
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Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:54:11 -0500
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On 2/18/2012 2:14 PM, Hulett, Russell wrote:
> I've avoided owning a scope, but the recent discussion about troubleshooting 
> low power from an Omni D has me rethinking.  Most of the gear I own now old, 
> have managed to diagnose problems without owning a scope.  In one case, the 
> problem with an old hollow-state receiver was found by poking around with a 
> wooden dowel to expose a poor solder joint.  My main concern is spending more 
> money on a scope than my shack is worth, or alternately spending more time 
> fixing a used scope than is warranted.
> Would be curious about thoghts from others who repair their own gear about 
> what minimum-required scope would be.
Whether you would use it or not or feel uncomfortable using a scope, I 
cannot answer...but if you do decide you want one, let me suggest a 
Tektronix dual-trace 100 Mhz scope. At the e-place, they regularly go 
for $100-150.
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