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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2050 on: June 20, 2018, 06:16:22 am »
Nice one, i always liked the MegaZoom ASIC scopes. Its digital yet still feels so analog with its nice speed, responsiveness and intensity gradation.

So what are the other 3 pieces of gear?

I already have a 54600B (older, no zoomies) and I love the interface and measurement functions of this era of HP scopes. So, one of the reasons I went for the 54642D was the familiarity and love for the interface. And I've heard so many good things about it "analogue-ness" that it seemed the obvious pick! The 16ch digital was the killer feature for me however. No decoding, but that's OK. I'll get a USB logic analyzer for that eventually, if I need it.

As for the other gear.... Well, I picked up a "not working" LeCroy WaveJet 314, according to the seller it failed a self-cal on Ch 3, but appeared to work perfectly well regardless. Going to fix it, and if I don't love it, I'll re-sell it (most likely). Could be nice to have a 4ch beater scope. Shipping cost more than the scope. Go figure.
Then I picked up a vintage HP 6825A Bipolar supply / amp, I made a restoration thread in the Repair forum for that one.
Aaaand I'm waiting for a Racal-Dana 1992 to arrive...

And I might have gotten a GPSDO, still in transit.

help.
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« Reply #2051 on: June 20, 2018, 07:15:56 am »
Cool stuff, Haatveit. You're welcome at the TEA house anytime. ;D
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« Reply #2052 on: June 22, 2018, 01:06:22 am »
Got that neat guy from a colleague, saying "Better you take it before I'm gonna dispose it"


It's in pretty good nick, and working.
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« Reply #2053 on: June 22, 2018, 03:18:26 am »
This week saw 2 new additions to my bench. Purchased a Maynuo 9812 DC load and a Siglent SPD3303X-E both from eBay. Got one of those 20% off up to $100 coupons so finally snagged a load. Ended up paying $380 shipped which seems pretty damned decent. Decided I wanted another repair project so was looking through the "as is/for parts" listings and spotted the Siglent listed at $168.18 and immediately made an offer. I accepted their counter-offer. After thinking a bit about the description I wondered if it might be a matter of the wrong input voltage being selected. Went back had another look at the pics and sure enough, the switches were set for 220. It arrived today. I switched it to 120 and whaddaya know, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thing is brand freakin new in original box and I got to be the lucky fella to power it up for the first time for $139.40 shipped. Didn't really need another power supply and I'm a bit disappointed to be robbed of yet another repair, but for the price I can't help being pleased  :)   
 

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« Reply #2054 on: June 22, 2018, 05:11:07 am »
This week saw 2 new additions to my bench. Purchased a Maynuo 9812 DC load and a Siglent SPD3303X-E both from eBay. Got one of those 20% off up to $100 coupons so finally snagged a load. Ended up paying $380 shipped which seems pretty damned decent. Decided I wanted another repair project so was looking through the "as is/for parts" listings and spotted the Siglent listed at $168.18 and immediately made an offer. I accepted their counter-offer. After thinking a bit about the description I wondered if it might be a matter of the wrong input voltage being selected. Went back had another look at the pics and sure enough, the switches were set for 220. It arrived today. I switched it to 120 and whaddaya know, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thing is brand freakin new in original box and I got to be the lucky fella to power it up for the first time for $139.40 shipped. Didn't really need another power supply and I'm a bit disappointed to be robbed of yet another repair, but for the price I can't help being pleased  :)

 |O  ARRRRGGGG!! I was looking at that very supply figuring it might be an easy repair!  I lingered for a little too long and, poof, it was gone!  Congrats, you lucky !@#/*  :-+ 
 
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« Reply #2055 on: June 22, 2018, 07:12:36 am »
Does it count as a score if the price is 4 digits? Well, it's a score for me... Or the seller. I'm not quite sure.

54642D with brand new accessories included. I think I may need to head over to the TEA thread sometime soon, I've got my hands on 4 new (old!) pieces of equipment in the last 30 days  :-[

I love the 54642D, the UI is the killer feature, super simple and intuitive to use, and the fastest response in any DSO I’ve used. Sure, it doesn’t have serial decoders (it does have some serial triggers), but unlike the 54622D, the 54642D is realtime throughout its timebase range, with a 500MHz bandwidth. Oh, did I mention the five second boot time?

Only downsides other than the serial decode are monochrome display and only two analogue channels, but it’s still a wonderful scope and a complete joy to use.
 

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« Reply #2056 on: June 22, 2018, 09:52:08 am »
This week saw 2 new additions to my bench. Purchased a Maynuo 9812 DC load and a Siglent SPD3303X-E both from eBay. Got one of those 20% off up to $100 coupons so finally snagged a load. Ended up paying $380 shipped which seems pretty damned decent. Decided I wanted another repair project so was looking through the "as is/for parts" listings and spotted the Siglent listed at $168.18 and immediately made an offer. I accepted their counter-offer. After thinking a bit about the description I wondered if it might be a matter of the wrong input voltage being selected. Went back had another look at the pics and sure enough, the switches were set for 220. It arrived today. I switched it to 120 and whaddaya know, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thing is brand freakin new in original box and I got to be the lucky fella to power it up for the first time for $139.40 shipped. Didn't really need another power supply and I'm a bit disappointed to be robbed of yet another repair, but for the price I can't help being pleased  :)

Nice score! Sometimes you just have to take a risk.
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« Reply #2057 on: June 22, 2018, 02:57:02 pm »
This week saw 2 new additions to my bench. Purchased a Maynuo 9812 DC load and a Siglent SPD3303X-E both from eBay. Got one of those 20% off up to $100 coupons so finally snagged a load. Ended up paying $380 shipped which seems pretty damned decent. Decided I wanted another repair project so was looking through the "as is/for parts" listings and spotted the Siglent listed at $168.18 and immediately made an offer. I accepted their counter-offer. After thinking a bit about the description I wondered if it might be a matter of the wrong input voltage being selected. Went back had another look at the pics and sure enough, the switches were set for 220. It arrived today. I switched it to 120 and whaddaya know, absolutely nothing wrong with it. Thing is brand freakin new in original box and I got to be the lucky fella to power it up for the first time for $139.40 shipped. Didn't really need another power supply and I'm a bit disappointed to be robbed of yet another repair, but for the price I can't help being pleased  :)

Oh very nice one.

Unforcenetly i got things put on my repair queue due to my own gear breaking.
 

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« Reply #2058 on: June 24, 2018, 04:13:52 pm »
 

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« Reply #2059 on: June 28, 2018, 07:41:09 pm »


IFR 6201B. 8GHz Microwave Test Set. Not entirely clear what it does  :o  Precision Scalar Network measurements. Integral Frequency Counter and Power Meter
IFR 2390A 22GHz SA
HP 8594E 2.9GHz SA. 2x
HP 8595E 6.5GHz SA.
R&S UPL audio analyzer. Already sold if buyer comes through
R&S SMH 2GHz RF gen. 2x. One probably already sold.
R&S SMIQ03B 3.3GHz RF gen
Marconi 4.2GHz SA set (with TG) 2x
Marconi 6500 automatic amplitude analyzer. SWR and stuff
Marconi 2305 modulation meter (500KHz - 2GHz)
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« Reply #2060 on: June 28, 2018, 09:59:40 pm »
I love all those buttons !
HP 3561A, Tektronix 2465A, HP8903B, DSA602A, Tektronix 7854,  HP3457A, Tektronix 575, 576,577, Datron 4000A, Fluke 181 Nanovoltmeter, Dos4Ever uTracer, Tek TDS7104 S, HP5335A, EIP534B 20GHz Frequency Counter, Ephratom M-110 Rubidium, Sencore LC102, Tek TG 506, 501 Calibrators
 

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« Reply #2061 on: June 28, 2018, 10:04:05 pm »
If you don't mind, where'd it all come from?
 

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« Reply #2062 on: June 28, 2018, 10:11:46 pm »
Auction ;)

Hobby-gone-bad-gone-pro. Or something.
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« Reply #2063 on: June 29, 2018, 12:50:20 am »
Nice Score.  :-+ :-+ :-+
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« Reply #2064 on: June 29, 2018, 03:17:37 am »
Oh hello! I missed that! The 22GHz SA has a tracking generator :-+ ^-^ :clap:
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« Reply #2065 on: June 29, 2018, 07:56:46 am »
Auction ;)

Wow, lots of neat stuff.

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i.e., alias for TEA. Rather appropriate that you have it in your username. ;D
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« Reply #2066 on: June 29, 2018, 03:08:43 pm »
Now that is quite the haul! Hope the auction didn't end up costing you too much
 

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« Reply #2067 on: June 29, 2018, 04:01:00 pm »
i.e., alias for TEA. Rather appropriate that you have it in your username. ;D

Lol. That was chosen in tempore non suspecto ;)

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Not saying I don't end up with the occasional lemon, but all in all I end up on top. And have some fun too!
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« Reply #2068 on: June 30, 2018, 04:37:51 am »
Crud. Buyer backed out of the UPL deal. Back on the market!  :popcorn:
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« Reply #2069 on: June 30, 2018, 05:34:30 am »
An American optical inspection station with a light table used by IBM. has both internal and external mirrors too to direct light on top of and underneath the item being magnified.
missing the light source, but, I don't see that as being a big deal as I can rig up something pretty easy with some white led's.  It came with 10x eyepieces and has a zoom range of x0.7-4.2 so the resulting range is 7x-42x in (( STEREO ))

I picked it up at a local surplus shop. A little dusty, but the optics look clear. a few lights scratches on the light table surface.  outdated for IBM I assume, but good enough for me!
the tape around the eyepieces was to just keep them from getting separated from the microscope while moving it around. I haven't cleaned it up yet, this is just how I got it.

I've tried to search the internet to see if i could find something like it, and though i easily found the optics on the internet, I haven't found the table anyplace. I wonder if it was some custom setup just for IBM.    anyway, always wanted a stereo inspection station..  :-+


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« Reply #2070 on: June 30, 2018, 06:04:59 am »
You'll love it. Makes you look like a solder genious  ;D
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« Reply #2071 on: June 30, 2018, 08:07:18 am »
Think i'll leave the ibm sticker on it :)
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« Reply #2072 on: July 05, 2018, 08:48:16 pm »
I'm guessing you've seen most of the gear I got in action already, so I won't bother you with it but this Marconi gear is pretty neat. I proudly present the Marconi 2383 4.2GHz SA!




Notable facts:
- Proudly made in the UK.
- Old. Anyone any clue?
- Calibrated untill 2017 (I kid you not). With a waiver because it missed the targt by 0.04dB  ::)
- Tracking gen(shown active in the pictureover the full span. Kinda wonder where the dip comes from. Seems to shift frequencies too  :o)
- Heavy. Like a boat anchor. For the Titanic.
- None of this funny "menu" stuff. Everything has dedicated keys. Except for a few "shift" functions. But I imagine that once you get the hang of this thing you'd be twice as fast as on one of those newfangled menu pieces of gear.
- 100Hz (!) to 4.2GHz
- RBW 3Hz

EDIT: forum rotates the images. Don't know why.

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« Reply #2073 on: July 05, 2018, 08:58:46 pm »
Gotta love those dedicated knobs and buttons for pretty much every function. :-+
 

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« Reply #2074 on: July 06, 2018, 12:14:50 am »
That is some beautiful bit of Macroni. Well done Ice-Tea. :-+
 


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