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Offline janoc

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #75 on: March 06, 2017, 08:05:40 PM »
My only disappointment with scope month is to see people who don't use/don't want or already have good scopes just sign up so they can get an expensive scope to sell. And I see it on eBay and it just seems like a waste because there are people who would actually use it but can't afford a more expensive scope. But that's just my opinion and my frustration.

If it makes you feel any better - I use my winning scope daily. Amazing opportunity to step up to the next level which is exactly what I am doing. There will certainly be some that just sell it and someone else gets a good deal, but not entirely free. Most of the ones sold were way below the purchase price too.

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #76 on: March 07, 2017, 05:25:18 AM »
Sensible? Upon winning high-end test gear, one seeks out things to measure. :-DD
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #77 on: March 08, 2017, 12:47:49 AM »
Sensible? Upon winning high-end test gear, one seeks out things to measure. :-DD

Well, if I win one (fingers crossed), I will certainly find some use for it.  >:D If I had to pay for one out of my pocket that would be a different story, though.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #78 on: March 08, 2017, 04:38:09 AM »
I wanted to create a new thread to talk about Scope Month.  What you liked or didn't like, what we should or shouldn't do again, what you want next year, etc.

This is a chance for you all to give me & the team direct feedback as we plan for 2017!  Thanks for a great ride!

-Daniel

Please add The Netherlands to the competition. Or give a few extra away via Dave. ;-)
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #79 on: March 08, 2017, 10:45:05 PM »
Daniel, could you sent an automatic registration e-mail to confirm each registration?
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #80 on: March 09, 2017, 02:24:56 AM »
Daniel, could you sent an automatic registration e-mail to confirm each registration?

Our infrastructure makes this pretty tough. You should either get to a confirmation screen or get an error. If you don't get an error your entry was accepted.
 
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2017, 09:26:45 AM »
Daniel,
Can you make a special for the scope month that you buy the basic 1000X at the basic price but you get the scope loaded with all the options?  :) :-+
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2017, 11:58:15 AM »
Daniel,
Can you make a special for the scope month that you buy the basic 1000X at the basic price but you get the scope loaded with all the options?  :) :-+

If they did this they get my money for sure! I need a scope for the home lab I'm finally building. I this was the case Keysight gets my money for sure.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2017, 03:01:01 PM »
Daniel,
Can you make a special for the scope month that you buy the basic 1000X at the basic price but you get the scope loaded with all the options?  :) :-+

Interesting thought...

Daniel - care to take this idea up the line?
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2017, 07:21:00 AM »
Daniel,
Can you make a special for the scope month that you buy the basic 1000X at the basic price but you get the scope loaded with all the options?  :) :-+

If they did this they get my money for sure!

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2017, 02:48:10 AM »
I'll take it into consideration!

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2017, 01:19:44 PM »
Just had a go at the Australian scope giveaway this morning.  :-+

Didn't read the question thoroughly enough.

Answer needed active probes - I put one passive and one active! Doh!!! |O

I was in too much of a rush to get the answer in as it is the first two correct answers that are the winners. :palm:

You need to be accurate and quick - not a natural state of affairs at my end of the life spectrum.  :palm:

I'll give it another go next week (I know what to expect this time).  :)
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2017, 01:34:01 PM »
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Didn't read the question thoroughly enough.

Answer needed active probes - I put one passive and one active! Doh!!! |O

I was in too much of a rush to get the answer in...

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Yep, I did the exact same thing!  |O
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2017, 01:37:21 PM »
Yep, I did the exact same thing!  |O
So I'm not the only loser this week - nice to have some company.  :-DD
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2017, 02:45:13 PM »
You had me worried there for a minute....  so I went and checked where I got my answer from.  Looks like I got it right!

My only stuff up also came from rushing ..... I missed the link to the blog - and just went for the Google-fu path.  I got there pretty quickly - but I know I would have been quicker by just clicking the link supplied.  Which means there is quite probably someone out there that was.

Oh well - two to go.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2017, 03:37:19 PM »
You had me worried there for a minute....  so I went and checked where I got my answer from.  Looks like I got it right!

My only stuff up also came from rushing ..... I missed the link to the blog - and just went for the Google-fu path.  I got there pretty quickly - but I know I would have been quicker by just clicking the link supplied.  Which means there is quite probably someone out there that was.
Congratulations on getting it right.  :-+

Hope you were quick enough to be in the top two!  :popcorn:
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2017, 03:43:40 PM »
That would be nice - but we will have to wait until at least tomorrow to find out.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2017, 10:02:53 PM »
Daniel,
Can you make a special for the scope month that you buy the basic 1000X at the basic price but you get the scope loaded with all the options?  :) :-+

Can you elaborate? The basic one does not have upgradeable BW nor does it have wave gen. If you mean pay for the EDUX1002A but receive a DSOX1102G with both decodes then hell ya, sign me up. I could put the Rigol 1054Z out of my mind. I bet they would sell a butt load of them too.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2017, 02:10:07 AM »
I was thinking the options would be software key type upgrade options.  I suppose they could look at hardware options as well, but software keys would be enough to get my attention if I was in the market.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2017, 02:32:27 PM »
Still no competition results posted by Keysight for last Tuesday comp (Aust). 

Do they take a few days to update?   :popcorn:

You'll have to wait a little longer Brumby!   :-DD
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #95 on: March 16, 2017, 03:36:08 PM »
Not feeling hopeful.

As I said - I took a slightly longer route to the information and that's all I needed to do wrong to give myself a handicap.

Will just have to psych myself up for the next one - and hope my timetable is free at the time.


I suspect the delay in posting the winners might be because Keysight are going through the process of confirming the winners.  As I haven't been contacted, I can't see me being in the running.
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2017, 04:02:52 PM »
Not feeling hopeful.

As I said - I took a slightly longer route to the information and that's all I needed to do wrong to give myself a handicap.
Ah, but maybe a lot of punters made the stupid mistake I made in the race to be ahead of everyone else!  :palm:

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Will just have to psych myself up for the next one...
Me too  :-+

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I suspect the delay in posting the winners might be because Keysight are going through the process of confirming the winners.  As I haven't been contacted, I can't see me being in the running.
You could be right, unfortunately.  :scared:
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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #97 on: March 16, 2017, 04:28:57 PM »
Brumby, I don't want to get your hopes up, but the decision has to be made by the judging panel of three judges (isn't Dave one?) and so they would have to wait until the panel can find time to get together. They are the ones who decide if the question was answered correctly, so Keysight cannot start contacting people before then I guess.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #98 on: March 16, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »
Let's do some numbers....

I don't know how many people entered, but let's say there were 1,000.

Then let's say only a quarter of those responded within 2 minutes of the question going live ... 250.

Now let's say that because of hurrying, 80% of those got something wrong ... 50.

That leaves me with 50 direct competitors that I gave an advantage of maybe 10 seconds or so - which is huge in this context.  And if the actual numbers of people entering was greater, my odds are even less.


I know a win shared here would give everyone a lift - but I believe your hopes in my direction should be rested.


Besides, I may have used up all my scope-winning karma many years ago.  Back in the 80s I won a Hitachi V152B CRO from Dick Smith by doing a crossword puzzle.  It's a little bruised, but it still works fine.  Not sure how the calibration is, though.  It's the only real scope I've ever had.  I do have a DSO138 kit I made up - but that doesn't really count.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Month feedback
« Reply #99 on: March 21, 2017, 12:50:59 PM »
 |O |O |O |O

 :rant: Damn, damn, damn - I forgot to enter today's Australia's competition.

Argh! :palm:
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