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Offline Hugoneus

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 07:00:17 pm »
Let me know the interest level for individual component tutorials and experiments.

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 10:20:42 pm »
Thanks for yet another interesting video. I was amazed at how much stuff there was in that bit of kit. I for one would be very interested in seeing you do some measurements on some of those 'blocks'.
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 11:13:27 pm »
Wow! Pornographic voodoo!
Excellent video, very interesting.
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 11:42:45 pm »
I would like  a teardown and explanation on how the rf coponent works.
And than you couls build some good experiment with them.
By the way where you find this dumpster at bell labs?
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 12:13:15 am »
I would like  a teardown and explanation on how the rf coponent works.
And than you couls build some good experiment with them.
By the way where you find this dumpster at bell labs?

I am thinking of building that AGC and make a tutorial out of it.

The dumpster was from a company in NY, I guess they were cleaning one of their storage units. There was nothing else of value, a few old PCs and a desk.

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 12:21:24 am »
I would like  a teardown and explanation on how the rf coponent works.
And than you couls build some good experiment with them.
By the way where you find this dumpster at bell labs?

I am thinking of building that AGC and make a tutorial out of it.

The dumpster was from a company in NY, I guess they were cleaning one of their storage units. There was nothing else of value, a few old PCs and a desk.
:-+
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 09:48:12 am »
Now that is a teardown looking for parts. The question is, was the dumster rated for >10 GHz BW equipment?

I would be really interested in description of 26 GHz part and other high frequency components merged with motors.
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 11:36:01 am »
Oh god, that plugin was in the complete mainframe in the dumpster, and he left the mainframe there 'because it was too heavy.'

(falls off chair, drags self to dark corner, curls up in fetal position and cries.)

Oh well, I'll just assume the thing was hopelessly dinged up, and could never be resuscitated. Please don't anyone say otherwise. This way I can watch and enjoy such a beautiful system being scrapped for parts.
As opposed to watching it and suffering irreversible psychological trauma.
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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 01:03:53 pm »
Let me know the interest level for individual component tutorials and experiments.

Yes please.  :-+
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 05:08:27 pm »
Thanks for the teardown!

Let me know the interest level for individual component tutorials and experiments.
Definitely interested in learning more about the RF parts.
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 09:13:28 pm »
The mainframe was not good. Rusted, snowed on, and dirty. I had already cleaned the front of the modules before filming.

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 10:01:24 pm »
As opposed to watching it and suffering irreversible psychological trauma.

Too late, it already happened to me.  :'(

70000 series mainframes and display sections are available on the cheap.
It was a superb spectral analysis system and those modules would probably have found good use if sold.
Like your comment on the RF section: "Too beautiful to destroy".
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 02:58:50 pm »
Having a HP 70000 system that misses the RF section, i had a heart attack hearing that you found such modules in the dumpster. Would wish that happens to me :). Would volunteer to test whether the RF section is still functional ;). Very nice video about the internals of those modules!
 

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Re: Video Teardown, Analysis & Part-Salvage from an HP Microwave Analyzer
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 04:45:02 am »
FYI: An interesting story about HP 70000 MMS Spectrum Analyzer

http://www.vectis-research.com/Blog/files/SpectrumAnalyzerPart1.html
 

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Re: HP 70K / HP 70000 MMS Microwave Spectrum Analyzer, modules, etc.
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 10:05:43 pm »

hi,

Please note the start of a Thread for the HP 70000 or HP 70K MMS system & modules:
Future discussion hopes to include: Configuration, Use, repair, software, etc... to further understanding.
HP 70004a, HP 70205a & HP 206a Display units + the HP 70001 Mainframe & a host of HP 70xxx modules.
See:
        https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hp-70khp-70000-modular-measurement-system-thread/msg1420425/#msg1420425

thank you
 


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