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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2016, 12:52:29 am »
Congratulations to all the winners!

Though I must say I was disappointed to see me name wasn't in the list despite entering with more than ten posts to my name. Oh well, I wouldn't have won it anyway.

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2016, 07:28:09 pm »
Hello all
I am a lucky winner of forum oscilloscope giveway. Currently delivery details are work in progress, I will post some pictures later this spring.
I also congratulate winners of other scope and DMMs. And thank you, Dave, for giving all EEVblog forum users opportunity to win high-end test gear.

Just to be clear on multiple contest question. I was eligible neither for Keysight company scope giveaway (Lithuania was not included in country list) nor for Patreon scope draw (not a Patreon supporter yet). I had a chance of winning a scope only in forum giveaway.

All I can do now is wait for box from down under.
 
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 10:55:55 pm »
Grats to all the winners (didn't know there were multiple prizes) and commiserations for those who missed out.

Dave may also giveaway another multimeter on the eevblog2 channel for the eligible entries that were accidentally left out of the live draw by a technical glitch (roughly 4% of entries).

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/live-giveaway-draw-used-keysight-scope-giveaway/

Apologies for not finding the right thread to post in earlier.
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2016, 04:52:23 am »
Hello all
I am a lucky winner of forum oscilloscope giveway. Currently delivery details are work in progress, I will post some pictures later this spring.
I also congratulate winners of other scope and DMMs. And thank you, Dave, for giving all EEVblog forum users opportunity to win high-end test gear.
Just to be clear on multiple contest question. I was eligible neither for Keysight company scope giveaway (Lithuania was not included in country list) nor for Patreon scope draw (not a Patreon supporter yet). I had a chance of winning a scope only in forum giveaway.
All I can do now is wait for box from down under.

A very used and crusty scope found in the dumster is on it's way to you!
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2016, 06:09:25 am »
A very used and crusty scope found in the dumster is on it's way to you!

Hmm you keep mentioning that, therefore it's pristine new in box or really crap.
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2016, 06:22:37 am »
I believe that Dave has much more understanding than Keysight about the issue of possibly very large custom duty, tax and forwarding agent cost on such valuable item.
And that is why he actually used the scope, so that he can legally ship it marked as used, which of course invokes lower declared price than crispy brand new unit.
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2016, 06:25:05 am »
I believe that Dave has much more understanding than Keysight about the issue of possibly very large custom duty, tax and forwarding agent cost on such valuable item.

How much would I get for it at the local cash converters store? That's one legitimate measure of what it's worth.
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2016, 06:39:22 am »
No more than a second hand Rigol 1000Z series.
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2016, 07:02:54 am »
How much would I get for it at the local cash converters store? That's one legitimate measure of what it's worth.

I think if it is a gift from you, the tax on CN22 can be declared as zero (since the FOB price is zero). Income tax or use tax on the item should be declared by the recipient according his or her country's law.

I think income tax should be higher than import tax, at least at where I've lived in. Income tax in China for "unexpected income" or "temporary working" are 20%, and tax for oscilloscope (under HS category optical equipment) should be somewhere around 5%. Income tax in the US (at least in NC) is 5.75%, and import tax under the same HS code is 1.7%.
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2016, 07:53:16 am »
Marking it in Gift in most countries just increases the value before you pay VAT slightly.  If the item is bigger then a small packet chances are it will be inspected.  If the item is marked second hand.  Is not sent in its original packaging and has a reasonable value of a few hundred dollars chances are it will be let through with just a charge on the quoted value. Even if opened and inspected.
 
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2016, 08:55:44 am »
For those following, electr_peter got his scope. Hopefully he'll post some pics.
The Patreon one is still on-route.
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2016, 11:43:39 am »
Good news - scope arrived in great shape. To my surprise, box was not upside down having travelled from other side of the earth :D
Custom procedures went smoothly, import taxes were not too burdensome for my budget ;)

I played with a scope a little - so far far I really like it. Responsiveness of UI, touch-screen functionality with on-screen keyboard, high BW, selectable 50/1M impedance and overall high quality are the most striking features to me. Touch screen really helps with things like X/Y cursors (much quicker to set via touch screen than knobs) and speed ups trigger setup. Also, Keysight scope is really quiet - I can use it in a quiet environment and not hear fan noise (unlike some other gear).
I will make use of this scope as it is really capable and easy to use. I already see few potential problematic places where 1GHz BW could help me out.

[SOLVED - see post below] So far I have not figured out how to enable and modify "Averaging" acquisition mode. "Normal", "Peak" and "High Resolution" modes are available, but "Averaging" is in gray and not selectable. I have not studied manual yet to know if this is by default, or there is specific setup required, or this is an extra licence option. Do I miss something here?

Someone asked about enabled options. To those interested, scope currently has very limited options enabled (like MSO). I could make use of internal wavegen HW if it were enabled and some other measurement options. 1GHz BW is more important for me than the options, maybe I will get some extra SW bits later.

I took some pictures with scope in action, see below. Custom EEVblog front panel and boot screen graphics in black look cool.

I am very pleased to have this scope and use it for electronics. Thanks for EEVblog forum, Dave and Keysight for such an opportunity :-+
« Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 10:06:25 pm by electr_peter »
 
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2016, 05:27:23 pm »
Awesome! Great to see that you seem to need the high bandwidth.

Thanks for the pics.
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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2016, 10:05:21 pm »
Thanks, rx8pilot. I hope your Keysight scope will be useful to you as well.

After looking though manual and scope settings, I figured out why averaging acquisition mode was disabled. It is because Zone triggering was enabled. In Zone triggering mode, oscilloscope has to:
  • trigger normally
  • check triggered waveform for Zone conditions
  • dislay waveform if Zone trigger was successful
Due to this secondary trigger behaviour, "Averaging" acquisition mode and "Force trigger" options are disabled. This behaviour is logical in my opinion.
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2016, 11:53:35 pm »
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2016, 12:17:34 am »
Nice to know both have now arrived safe and well.

Congratulations to the winners!
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2016, 02:39:38 am »
Custom procedures went smoothly, import taxes were not too burdensome for my budget ;)

Used scopes found in the dumpster tend not to be worth much. I'm surprised it still works  :phew:
 

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Re: Keysight Giveaway Reminder
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2016, 04:08:16 am »
Used scopes found in the dumpster tend not to be worth much. I'm surprised it still works  :phew:

Well if you find any more crusty high end gear in the dumpster, that you don't want. I'm sure you'll let us know.
 


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