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Favourite pieces of equipment
« on: September 29, 2012, 03:45:21 pm »
As I'm fairly New to serious electronics, I enjoy using different pieces of gear, some home made some commercial this small unit from Atlas it's called the DCA for looking at semi's diodes ect, is my most favourite at this time,Whats yours and why
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 09:10:42 pm »
Can't say it's my absolute favorite, but I love it. Like the Peak ESR meter too...  8)
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 10:06:46 pm »
Narrow it down to just one, no can do!

In my home lab, it's a toss up between two of my old Tek analog scopes: the 2467 and the 485.

In my work lab: the Tek MDO4104-6 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope and the RSS6120A Real Time Spectrum Analyzer.
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 10:42:44 pm »
A cheap Turnigy power meter.

Very useful if you need energy measurements. Of course it is not a high precision instrument, but for stuff that draws an amp or two (or 60... haven't tried 130 yet) it's good enough.
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2012, 11:42:20 pm »
I don't need to use it very much, but love it when I do. Balancing the bridge with two hands is like driving with a stick--you become one with the machine, and it's cool.

 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 01:30:37 am »
I love the build quality and obvious attention to detail that Tek put into my 454A and 465...they are jewels as compared to so much modern stuff.

But, even though it does not ooze build quality vibes the way the Teks do, my Hameg HM 605is the best working scope I have ever played with.

Oh, and my Simpson 260-6XLPM VOM...I just have to keep one of those around. Love the analog readout...has its own ambiance.  :-) 
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 06:10:00 am »
My precious ancient cro Tektronix 2465B with a pair of P6137 400Mhz passive probes.



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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 06:44:34 am »
 This is nice to see your favourites pieces, note I did say "at the moment my favourite piece of equipment  is", I must say I do like the look of the TEK scopes, they seem to be everywhere, and the old one's do seem to last , I just have I think is classed as a  entry level scope Telequipment D61a, which suits my needs at the moment, until I learn how to use it properly, thanks for replying makes a change from the normal high tech questions.
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 02:46:22 pm »
My favorite equipment: Paper and pencil.

(I was going to attach an picture of a paper and a pencil from a Google image search, but these days every picture on the internet is probably copyrighted, patented, or otherwise rigged to cause pain.)
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 03:10:43 pm »
A good PC:

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Really, in today's embedded world, it's hard to get much done without a PC. Even when working on old fashioned discrete logic and analog stuff, a PC is still very useful.
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 03:16:38 pm »
I love the build quality and obvious attention to detail that Tek put into my 454A and 465...they are jewels as compared to so much modern stuff.

But, even though it does not ooze build quality vibes the way the Teks do, my Hameg HM 605is the best working scope I have ever played with.

Oh, and my Simpson 260-6XLPM VOM...I just have to keep one of those around. Love the analog readout...has its own ambiance.  :-)

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 04:19:40 pm »
A good PC:
Details: http://priuschat.com/threads/proud-owner-of-a-hybrid-pc.109768/
Really, in today's embedded world, it's hard to get much done without a PC. Even when working on old fashioned discrete logic and analog stuff, a PC is still very useful.
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 10:26:26 pm »
Tektronix equipment made between ~1950-1980 always gives me the chills. Really just a great sense of quality and reliability, even by just looking at it.
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 12:23:42 am »
Tektronix equipment made between ~1950-1980 always gives me the chills. Really just a great sense of quality and reliability, even by just looking at it.

I love the tektronix 465 scope , it is old, isn't the lightest thing to carry around, but it hasn't let me down yet after years of work, and I bought it used, just really well made.

My other favorite item is the simpson 260 multimeter, yeah digital is the thing now but that simpson still measures as good as any digital meter, possible better and it does so much faster, also shows transients much better.
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 01:04:11 am »
Tektronix equipment made between ~1950-1980 always gives me the chills. Really just a great sense of quality and reliability, even by just looking at it.

I love the tektronix 465 scope , it is old, isn't the lightest thing to carry around, but it hasn't let me down yet after years of work, and I bought it used, just really well made.

My other favorite item is the simpson 260 multimeter, yeah digital is the thing now but that simpson still measures as good as any digital meter, possible better and it does so much faster, also shows transients much better.

I have a Tektronix 465M. Not the 465 you are probably thinking about but it's still an awesome piece of equipment.

I've always thought about getting a Simpson. Price is still too much for me to justify...don't really need one.
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 04:44:22 am »
Tektronix equipment made between ~1950-1980 always gives me the chills. Really just a great sense of quality and reliability, even by just looking at it.

I love the tektronix 465 scope , it is old, isn't the lightest thing to carry around, but it hasn't let me down yet after years of work, and I bought it used, just really well made.

My other favorite item is the simpson 260 multimeter, yeah digital is the thing now but that simpson still measures as good as any digital meter, possible better and it does so much faster, also shows transients much better.

I have a Tektronix 465M. Not the 465 you are probably thinking about but it's still an awesome piece of equipment.

I've always thought about getting a Simpson. Price is still too much for me to justify...don't really need one.

Come on sir ,
     in your country on ebay simpson sells for under 50 bucks too
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 08:22:43 am »
When I was about 10 I was given one of these for Christmas:
http://www.museumoftechnology.org.uk/expand.php?key=997
I think it was my favourite present of all time.
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 08:24:09 am »
Doesn't mean that he needs it. After all that 50bucks can be better put forward to a project
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 08:59:16 am »
When I was about 10 I was given one of these for Christmas:
http://www.museumoftechnology.org.uk/expand.php?key=997
I think it was my favourite present of all time.

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 09:00:21 am »
Doesn't mean that he needs it. After all that 50bucks can be better put forward to a project

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     Well on The Contrary He Never Said The Other Way Around Also  ;)
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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 01:16:18 pm »
Amarbir, please, can you stop using capital letters in all your words?
It make more difficult to read.
Thank you.

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 01:32:41 pm »
Amarbir, please, can you stop using capital letters in all your words?
It make more difficult to read.
Thank you.

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 02:27:04 pm »
Keep your lines single file, don't start a sentence and drop it down after the comma
 

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012, 06:49:05 am »
Amarbir, please, can you stop using capital letters in all your words?
It make more difficult to read.
Thank you.

Eeek,
     I do not write in CAPS .I write in title case  . :)

PS :  Caps Means shouting ,Title Case nothing  ;)

O.K., you know what I am meaning. It's harder to read. (Sorry, English is not my native language).

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Re: Favourite pieces of equipment
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 08:26:01 am »
Well,
 Friends lets talk about the subject and not about my english .
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