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Title: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: SLJ on December 21, 2013, 03:03:10 am
Tektronix contest - Do you have the oldest, working* Tek scope? Win an MDO4000B!

http://info.tek.com/oldestscope_emea.html (http://info.tek.com/oldestscope_emea.html)
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: CrosseyeJack on December 21, 2013, 03:21:06 am
I do... But its so old it won't photograph. Do I win?
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: BravoV on December 21, 2013, 03:22:42 am
"This competition is open to participants who are based in Europe, Middle East & Africa excluding any countries in which promotions are prohibited or restricted by law."
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: deth502 on December 21, 2013, 10:52:52 pm
i just sold a 40's era rca scope.
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: free_electron on December 22, 2013, 12:02:15 am
sorry is set them all on fire, ground them to dust or otherwise completely destroyed them out of anger with the evil Danaher corporation borging Tek, Keithley and Fluke.
Title: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: madshaman on December 22, 2013, 06:42:42 am
How about a 516?  I actually don't know if it works yet, but it might, or I might fix it ^^'
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: echen1024 on December 23, 2013, 07:33:38 pm
sorry is set them all on fire, ground them to dust or otherwise completely destroyed them out of anger with the evil Danaher corporation borging Tek, Keithley and Fluke.
The shitload of idiots at Danaher. I shall kill the executives with Tektronix 465s to their head and throw a party at their grave site.
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: BBQ on January 05, 2014, 06:47:56 pm
sorry is set them all on fire, ground them to dust or otherwise completely destroyed them out of anger with the evil Danaher corporation borging Tek, Keithley and Fluke.
The shitload of idiots at Danaher. I shall kill the executives with Tektronix 465s to their head and throw a party at their grave site.

What have they done?
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: echen1024 on January 05, 2014, 07:26:01 pm
Well, they have taken a supremely innovative company like Tektronix, and starved them of R&D to create new products and instead focus on scamming people with 10 year old technology because they purchase Tektronix and that's what they always have purchased.
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: c4757p on January 14, 2014, 01:36:37 am
scamming people with 10 year old technology because they purchase Tektronix and that's what they always have purchased.

This is the ultimate fate of pretty much any business that acquires a good reputation.
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: pomonabill221 on January 14, 2014, 03:25:19 am
Does a Tek type 526 vectorscope count?  I also have a 7834 storage with 4 plugins, but I don't think that would count... too "new"
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: zapta on January 14, 2014, 03:54:14 am
How about a 516?  I actually don't know if it works yet, but it might, or I might fix it ^^'

Saw today a 519 in a local surplus store. $450 IIRC.  Did not look as good as this picture. It looked huge and old.

(http://www.barrytech.com/tektronix/vintage/tek519.jpg)
Title: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: madshaman on January 14, 2014, 05:36:27 pm

How about a 516?  I actually don't know if it works yet, but it might, or I might fix it ^^'

Saw today a 519 in a local surplus store. $450 IIRC.  Did not look as good as this picture. It looked huge and old.

(http://www.barrytech.com/tektronix/vintage/tek519.jpg)

Bastard!  I've been hunting for a 519 for a while. It's a really unique and special scope.
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: leppie on January 17, 2014, 09:20:36 am
I wonder if I should just grab this one for the competition?

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-other-electronics/centurion/tektronix-storage-oscilloscope/1001086525710910017379509 (http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-other-electronics/centurion/tektronix-storage-oscilloscope/1001086525710910017379509)

Anyone have an idea what model that is?
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: profany on March 06, 2016, 08:03:32 pm
i would love to win a scope
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: kakureru on March 07, 2016, 01:01:32 am
This contest is done over... Ohwell :P

I still have my old 'metal box full of light bulbs' scope..
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: tautech on March 07, 2016, 01:11:37 am
This contest is done over... Ohwell :P

I still have my old 'metal box full of light bulbs' scope..
We don't believe you until we've seen the pics.  :P
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: alsetalokin4017 on March 07, 2016, 01:53:39 am
Well... it's an old thread but why not.

Here's my old RM503. "Precision low frequency oscilloscope" with inverting and noninverting inputs.

Still keeps perfect time, too!
Title: Re: Oldest working Tek scope contest! Win a MDO4000B
Post by: jh15 on March 08, 2016, 10:02:39 pm
I have a  Tek 503 and a 535 box of bulbs. Also a clone of a 545 made by Hickok which I'm wondering if I should part it out or restore it.
http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Hickok (http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Hickok)

The 535 was used in a movie I was in because the director loved all the knobs, but I think it ended up on the editing room floor.