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General => Buy/Sell/Wanted => Topic started by: EEVblog on October 14, 2011, 11:46:49 am

Title: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: EEVblog on October 14, 2011, 11:46:49 am
Stumbled across this 60MHz Hameg scope, looks very nice for $150
Victoria (Oz):
http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-other-stuff-for-sale-OSCILLOSCOPE-HAMEG-60Mhz-W0QQAdIdZ316997773 (http://sydney.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuff-for-Sale-other-stuff-for-sale-OSCILLOSCOPE-HAMEG-60Mhz-W0QQAdIdZ316997773)

Dave.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: firewalker on October 14, 2011, 12:31:20 pm
Just bought HM605 for ~160 $. Great machines!

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4998.msg67430#msg67430 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4998.msg67430#msg67430)

Alexander.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: Richard W. on October 14, 2011, 08:09:02 pm
Pretty expensive.
Please consider, it's a HAMEG not a Tektronix or Hewlett Packard.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: EEVblog on October 15, 2011, 12:13:22 am
Pretty expensive.
Please consider, it's a HAMEG not a Tektronix or Hewlett Packard.

Hamegs are made in Germany and have an excellent reputation.
I consider $150 quite cheap for an essentially brand new modern design 60MHz german made analog scope, especially in Australia where 2nd hand test gear is a LOT more expensive and rarer than the US and other countries.
Most of the Tek and Agilent gear you can get for this price is quite old.
I'd take the newer Hameg any day of the week.

Dave.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: alm on October 15, 2011, 12:28:57 am
Hameg have a decent reputation, but not in the same league as Tektronix (and later HP/Agilent). Which is why they're now the budget brand for R&S. As for old top-of-the-line versus new lower end, that depends on the exact models involved. Tek made some of the best scopes in the world, but the older models like the 465 are likely to have more problems with dried out caps and dirty switches.

One advantage of the lower performance of Hameg scopes is that they usually use less custom parts (not sure about the current models). This makes them easier to repair, although documentation is not to the same level as HP and Tek. Hameg is usually quite good about providing documentation for older equipment.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: firewalker on October 15, 2011, 07:18:54 am
I have always considered Hameg machines to be side by side with Tek and other top brands. 150 AUS for a Hameg oscilloscope is quite cheap for eastern Europe at least.

Alexander.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: RayJones on October 15, 2011, 09:24:02 pm
Must say I am NOT a fan of the Hameg CROs we have at work.

$150 is a lot for a doorstop, and I'm sure all my colleagues would agree with that statement  :o
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: EEVblog on October 15, 2011, 10:51:27 pm
$150 is a lot for a doorstop, and I'm sure all my colleagues would agree with that statement  :o

If you are after an analog CRO for some reason though, then I think it's good value.
I don't often see a better value analog scope in Australia for $150.

Dave.
Title: Re: For Sale (Oz) : Hameg scope
Post by: Richard W. on October 16, 2011, 01:12:15 pm
Quote from: EEVblog
[...] brand new modern design [...]

Its schematic is dated 10/88, the schematic of the next generation (Hameg 604-2) is dated 05/93.



Richard