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Offline lbeckm3

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eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:39:00 am »
Well I'm really hoping it works and I got, what I believe to be, is a good deal;

eBay auction: #301532209723

On the back there are a few stickers, one of which concerns me a little bit and that is the one that says it's a "demonstration product".  That, to me, could mean it's a very nice factory specimen that would be demo'd to professionals and really well calibrated and such.  Or, it was a model that didn't live up to standards and was a demo to show it lighting up etc.  I probably worry too much either way... but on the whole for less than $109 US shipped to my house - I think I may have a great beginner scope to play with next week!

Also, I've just BEGUN to read these forums here, and in my perusal, ran across a great teardown and rebuild on this particular scope from a few years ago!  That was a fantastic read and really has me stoked I got a good one here!

Thanks for looking!

-Lyle
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Re: eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 09:26:44 am »
Good luck with your new scope. :-+  Would you mind putting your country flag in your profile so we know where you come from?  There may come a time when you ask a question that can have multiple answers depending on your location.  By the way, welcome to the forum.  You might also want to put a blurb in the new member thread at the top of the general chat page so everyone can learn a bit more about you.  There are also quite a bit of good oscilloscope primers if you aren't familiar with there use, especially by W2AEW, so you don't  :-BROKE.
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Re: eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 10:27:46 am »
... Would you mind putting your country flag in your profile so we know where you come from?  ... You might also want to put a blurb in the new member thread at the top of the general chat page ...

Thanks for pointing those things out!  Done and done.   :)
-Lyle
 

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Re: eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 10:43:32 am »
100Mhz, dual channel analogue storage scope for under $110 It looks like a good score!

I have to admit it has been a while since I used an analogue (excuse UK/Aussie spelling) storage scope, but in case you haven't already found it Agilent have the user/service manual here:
http://cp.literature.agilent.com/litweb/pdf/01741-90911.pdf

HP did love using their own part numbers and I was involved in putting together a CSV (spreadsheet) a few years ago, to translate part numbers available here;
http://bama.edebris.com/manuals/hp/hpcross/
and there are some good cross references (which may or may not be in the CSV version, I forget where we got up to) here;
http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/hpparts.html#cross
 

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Re: eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 10:55:47 am »
Score!

Good find!  :-+
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Re: eBay score - at least I hope so! HP 1741a oscilloscope for $75!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 01:15:45 am »
Thanks for the links!  I did manage to find the manual myself as well, but do appreciate you posting the link for me.  The other links I did not know about - I have bookmarked those for future reference!

Now I wait...  It's kind of funny, most of my experience is with microcontrollers (picaxe, basic stamp etc.).  Now I've picked up a few old tube radios from the 30's and 40's and am recapping them and attempting to get them to work - so it's the other end of the spectrum here for those.  Sad thing is I can see myself spending a few hundred to thousands of dollars to ramp up to fix a radio I picked up for $20...  If anyone is interested I have some pics up and description at;

http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=269653

Great community over there as well - lots of friendly folks to help you out with these old radios.
-Lyle
 


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