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Offline ciccio

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Re: Final bits suggestion for my lab?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2012, 12:12:34 pm »
A Variac (with a digital display)
An insulation transformer.
A box with a mains socket with it's own dual pole (live + neutral) illuminated switch (wired to a different  RCD than the one powering the lights),
these things saved many times my prototype and maybe my life, preventing me to make mistakes.
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Offline Teneyes

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Re: Final bits suggestion for my lab?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2012, 11:49:23 pm »
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My Extech 330 reads consistently low in the voltage ranges, but it's within spec so I can't complain about it."
Hi Christian,
You may wish to contact  Extech for calibration procedures, I did and did a recalibration
See: Brian.McAuley@Extech.com
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        Phone: (781) 890-7440 X147
        Fax: (781) 890-2987

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Re: Final bits suggestion for my lab?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2012, 11:55:09 pm »
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Well it's fairly obvious that a DSO should be next on your list.
I'm not so sure I agree.  The OP's interest seems to be RF and there is an entire community of amateur radio designer and builders who stick to the analog world entirely.  If this is where the OP's interests lie, I'm not sure why single shot would be do useful.  He already has an analog scope.  I've just recently begun to explore the digital building blocks of radio and have really only used the single shot capability of my DSO as a poor man's logic analyzer to debug interfaces between my microcontroller and connected DDS and related devices.  Perhaps I'm under-utilizing my scope?

My advice to kaptain_zero is to keep on building.  Eventually the next piece of gear for your shack will present itself out of necessity.

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Re: Final bits suggestion for my lab?
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2012, 12:18:10 am »
My work in communications SSB, VHF, UHF mainly used a FM/AM Communications Service Monitor / Analyzer, See:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p272.m570.l1313&_nkw=ifr+communications&_sacat=0
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