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Offline Ap_EE_1990Topic starter

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WTB: Analog oscilloscope (old/working/cheap)
« on: November 02, 2019, 03:25:17 am »
Hey everyone!

Long time reader, first time poster!

I'm looking to get hold of an old analogue oscilloscope here in Australia. I live on the sunshine coast (QLD). Currently in my first year of my electronic/electrical engineering degree and have started building a home lab for my own projects. I've been an automotive technician for 15 years so I know how to use an oscilloscope as I use one most days for work (mostly Picoscope).

I'd like something relatively cheap but working, just to play around with as i will be purchasing a new Rigol digital oscilloscope next year as my primary. Like in Dave's $50 eBay video, 2 channel, 20MHz or around that. My main issue is that I've been looking for a little while now and all the old analogue oscilloscopes I've found have been WAY overpriced here in Australia. Don't know whether that's just a location thing or just that people think they're worth more here. I could buy one from the USA but the shipping is often twice the price of the scope and i'm unsure of limitations with regards to household voltage (120V/230V). So i end up paying $150-$200USD for a scope delivered which is around $200-300AUD. That's more than i'm willing to pay for such an old scope with limited real world usability in this day and age. I would like something for around $100, that may be way too cheap to get hold of one. But like Dave says, "some people give these away!".

So if anyone has an old scope that they don't want/need anymore, I'd be happy to give it a good home. I am willing to pay postage for an old scope that someones nice enough to give away if there are any. Id even be happy with a scope that doesn't work but might be easily fixed as this might prove to be a good little project for me. Thanks to everyone in advance for your time!

« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 03:29:34 am by Ap_EE_1990 »

Offline Marck

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Re: WTB: Analog oscilloscope (old/working/cheap)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 01:02:48 pm »
I looked around for a couple of months and I had the same problems.  There seems to be a few more options in NSW and Vic but shipping on the older heavy scopes makes the deals down south not really worth it.

In the end I ended up with a Rigol ds1052e for $230 shipped from Sydney to Brisbane. 

But in saying that I just found this one on gumtree at Cooyar west of Toowoomba if you felt like a drive.

I have no association with the seller


Offline Ap_EE_1990Topic starter

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Re: WTB: Analog oscilloscope (old/working/cheap)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 01:33:48 pm »
Appreciate your feedback, yea I saw that scope on Gumtree and contacted the seller. The scope has already sold, only was up for sale for a day...gotta be quick!

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Re: WTB: Analog oscilloscope (old/working/cheap)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 03:16:44 am »
Cheaper ones do exist from time to time. I do have a working one I put through a recalibration a few months ago with a view to making it into a curve tracer. I added a Tektronix 453 to the collection so this one went to "the shelf". Has a pair of basically brand new Hantek Probes and accessories. Sale price $60

10kg packaged (Scope weighs 8kg) 500x400x200mm from me in Victoria to Brisbane $40 so may vary a touch depending on your location.

Some internal shots here

It even has it's own suspect video  ;)

OP has first option if interested at $100 posted to Brisbane area or ? then I really need to move it along to clear the space so up for grabs to others.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2019, 03:18:30 am by beanflying »
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