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"Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« on: December 03, 2018, 02:55:04 am »
My latest video introduces the venerable Sinadder 3 - a very useful bit of service test gear aimed towards receiver alignment tasks.  In addition to being an audio AC voltmeter, it can also directly measure SINAD (signal to noise and distortion) - which is a very common measurement related to FM receiver alignment and sensitivity characterization.


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Re: "Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 10:39:58 pm »
Thank you for another excellent video.  Your explanation  is simple, clear, and concise.  Your demonstration is also simple and to the point.

I think you produce the best electronics videos on the web.  I discovered you after I designed a on-chip diode storage time test cell for GaAs PINs and I was looking for some supporting links to include in a presentation.  I then came across your discrete  diode storage time video and have guided many of my colleagues to it.

My favorites of your videos are 274, 275, 141, 195, 88, 122, 111, 118, & 276

I'm jealous of the nice TEK gear you get to play with at home, but that is probably a perk of your job.  I have a 7904, some 500 series meters and signal generators, and a 575 curve tracer.

Keep up the excellent work.  I truly appreciate your videos.
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Re: "Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 01:08:23 am »
Thank you for another excellent video.  Your explanation  is simple, clear, and concise.  Your demonstration is also simple and to the point.

I think you produce the best electronics videos on the web.  I discovered you after I designed a on-chip diode storage time test cell for GaAs PINs and I was looking for some supporting links to include in a presentation.  I then came across your discrete  diode storage time video and have guided many of my colleagues to it.

My favorites of your videos are 274, 275, 141, 195, 88, 122, 111, 118, & 276

I'm jealous of the nice TEK gear you get to play with at home, but that is probably a perk of your job.  I have a 7904, some 500 series meters and signal generators, and a 575 curve tracer.

Keep up the excellent work.  I truly appreciate your videos.

Thanks for your kind words - I'm happy to know that you enjoy my videos.  Yes, being a Tek FAE has its perks - but most of the equipment you see in my basement lab is my own equipment.  Be sure to let me know if there's a topic you'd like to see in a future video. 

You probably already know that I do maintain an index of all of my videos, which can be found here:
https://www.qsl.net/w2aew/youtube/W2AEW_video_index.pdf
It's arranged numerically as well as by topic.

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Re: "Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 02:13:18 am »
Alan,


I very much enjoy your videos.

Do you know where I can get the service manual for the not-so-common Tek 2211?

I have one and I am hoping to be able to keep it going for another couple of years because its just a very nice scope that I still have not outgrown.


Thank you for all the insights you have shared!
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Re: "Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 02:33:44 am »
Alan,


I very much enjoy your videos.

Do you know where I can get the service manual for the not-so-common Tek 2211?

I have one and I am hoping to be able to keep it going for another couple of years because its just a very nice scope that I still have not outgrown.


Thank you for all the insights you have shared!

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that service manual on any of the free repositories. There is a scanned copy available from ArtekMedia that is offered on eBay.
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Re: "Almost" vintage gear - Introduction to the Sinadder 3
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 06:07:42 am »
Wow, that's a neat little instrument. Big fan of your channel! Your early videos about the ins and outs of analog Tek scopes really helped me learn a lot about my 2465B!
 


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