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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2650 on: December 22, 2019, 03:33:01 pm »
Tektronix 1103: Ebay for $75 (not working). I figured I'm buying it for the mechanical plugs and would change out the power supply.

I plug it in.. and it is fully working. No issues with anything. I was a bit disappointed actually....
 

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« Reply #2651 on: January 10, 2020, 10:52:52 pm »
Just scored an HP 8748a S parameter test set.

These things are nuts.  This test set only works with the 8754a VNA which is a MANUAL VNA (unless you get a digital storage normalizer you're supposed to mark the reference level with a grease pencil on the CRT screen) and yet they're listed for $1K or even more.  I talked with one ebay seller and got one for $150 with shipping which is at least tolerable. 

Still need the reference plane set.  RF is a black hole  :palm:
 

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Bench PSU Kikusui PMC350-0.2A, 0-350 VDC  200 mA

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« Reply #2653 on: January 11, 2020, 12:17:25 pm »
Just scored an HP 8748a S parameter test set.

These things are nuts.  This test set only works with the 8754a VNA which is a MANUAL VNA (unless you get a digital storage normalizer you're supposed to mark the reference level with a grease pencil on the CRT screen) and yet they're listed for $1K or even more.  I talked with one ebay seller and got one for $150 with shipping which is at least tolerable. 

Still need the reference plane set.  RF is a black hole  :palm:

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https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/test-equipment-anonymous-(tea)-group-therapy-thread/

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« Reply #2654 on: January 17, 2020, 04:43:19 am »
Took a chance & scored an A6312 Tek DC-100 MHz current probe for a very decent $175, in very good physical shape, but completely non-functional (as stated).

I know the probe wiring can be touchy/prone to breaking.  Sure enough, inside the huge chromed connecter (easily unscrews apart), three rather thin (26 gauge?) wire's solder joints were broken at the connector pins.  However, I was confounded by the matchup between the pins & broken wires.  I dug high & low to locate any service info showing a color code or connector hookup...but no luck (does anyone have this info/link?).  Restoring them improperly could burn up the probe!!

Finally, realized I own a working A6302 (50 MHz) probe...and opened its connector up.  While its colors didn't completely duplicate the A6312's, there was enough matching to easily determine where my wires should go.   Got them soldered in a few minutes & everything works perfectly!

I recommend these probes to anyone and everyone in the electronics arena
 

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« Reply #2655 on: January 17, 2020, 08:11:40 am »
Another save from the eWaste bin. Never had or used a HPAK scope and from today I have two, the picture below being the eWaste save.

Has some vertical sweep shrinkage, but suspect a quick fix.
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 

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« Reply #2656 on: January 19, 2020, 05:57:26 am »
More of a tool score, was picking up an item and the seller had a Weller regulated soldering station in nice condition, came with 3 lightly used tips. But the kicker was an unused 500g spool of 62/2Cu/38 rosin core solder. Brought it all for a whopping $7.
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« Reply #2657 on: January 19, 2020, 07:57:18 am »
The HP squashed screen is fixed, just changed the old electros for new ones and the would be eWaste scope is all good.

I rather like the user interface on this old HP. Just a quick screen adjustment and close it up.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 08:00:44 am by wolfy007 »
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 
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« Reply #2658 on: January 20, 2020, 10:51:22 pm »
Nicely done, wolfy. Another one saved. Bad caps on the display board are very common in that series. I've got one that needs it, too.
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« Reply #2659 on: January 20, 2020, 10:58:28 pm »
Picked up a couple more in the last couple weeks.  I got the AWG from a member here for $400. The Logic analyzer I got off ebay for $300.  Both work perfecly.  Well, I've only been able to test one pod on the LA, but I have no reason to believe the others wouldn't work.
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« Reply #2660 on: January 21, 2020, 06:33:19 am »
Oh very nice core on the signal generator. I have a Tek AWG2041 and am very happy with it (Even if i did have to repair it twice already)
 

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« Reply #2661 on: January 22, 2020, 09:02:37 am »
Another eWaste save, rather chuffed as I dont have one of these in my BWD collection.
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 

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« Reply #2662 on: January 22, 2020, 09:49:55 am »
I picked up a BWD 246B Dual Power Supply last year and am a bit tempted to add to it for nostalgia's sake as the Tech School system in Vic was populated by them in various bits. Space is one of the limiting factors that plus the BS test gear pricing in Oz most of the time :horse:
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« Reply #2663 on: January 22, 2020, 09:57:07 am »
Another eWaste save, rather chuffed as I dont have one of these in my BWD collection.
Got a 170 here too but could never find a manual for it.  :(
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« Reply #2664 on: January 22, 2020, 10:16:15 am »
Another eWaste save, rather chuffed as I dont have one of these in my BWD collection.

I have no idea why I like it and I probably wouldn't ever use it but that's really cute, I'd salvage or even buy that sort of kit.

One of my favourite TE acquisitions (mine is in far better condition), I've never used it other than to check it works and it's even got a kit of parts inside it that I bought to build a mains PSU:
 
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« Reply #2665 on: January 22, 2020, 10:28:03 am »
Yeah, havent found a 170 manual yet either.
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 

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« Reply #2666 on: January 22, 2020, 10:29:30 am »
Im still looking for a reasonably priced 246 for my BWD collection. They would still be quite useful too.
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 

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« Reply #2667 on: January 22, 2020, 10:33:47 am »
Yeah, havent found a 170 manual yet either.
If you do .....you’re in BWD land  ;) please give us a shout.

Now you need to update your sig.   :)
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« Reply #2668 on: January 22, 2020, 10:37:08 am »
For the non locals want to see BWD Test Gear wankerisim at work  :palm: eBay auction: #121756792671 With a fault likely 30 and more likely 40 years old.....

or an A version for 'only' $550 AU pesos  :horse: eBay auction: #292994306640

I did get mine for around $100 and it needs a recapping at least but that is for winter this year at this stage.
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« Reply #2669 on: January 22, 2020, 10:43:44 am »
For the non locals want to see BWD Test Gear wankerisim at work  :palm: eBay auction: #121756792671 With a fault likely 30 and more likely 40 years old.....

or an A version for 'only' $550 AU pesos  :horse: eBay auction: #292994306640

I did get mine for around $100 and it needs a recapping at least but that is for winter this year at this stage.

Agreed, and they have been listed for a year or more at that same price...   lol

Definitely not a score at that price, but for $100 I would consider that a good deal.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 10:45:18 am by wolfy007 »
Tek:222A,212,TAS465,TDS460A,2465,2465B,2467,TM504,TM506,SG504,SG503,PG506,TG501,SC504,PS503a,FG501a,DM504a,PG501,7603+7L12,7CT1N Datron:4707
BWD:835,539d,521,504,141,160a,170 Fluke:8060A,8024B,8025A,27/FM,87,87III,PM6685 HP:54602A,5315A,3478a,3468A,3457a Keithley:196,197,228a Solartron:7081,7151
 

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« Reply #2670 on: January 23, 2020, 01:21:32 am »
I have even seen  the one or other seen up here. First thought they were British. As you say, interesting gear, if the price fits the performance.
 

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« Reply #2671 on: January 23, 2020, 01:28:08 am »
I did put it in the TEA thread at the time. 22kg of Heavy Metal.  >:D

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« Reply #2672 on: January 30, 2020, 02:23:46 am »
Today, I bought a Dodo.

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Until now, I did not associate YEW with 'outlandish and weird'. If you question this assessment, look at the 'error' display on the analogue auxiliary instrument. I will report more when it has made its way to me and shows any sighn of life. It did cost me 6.- including postage, so I have no expectations at all.

 

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« Reply #2673 on: January 30, 2020, 06:59:30 am »
Today, I bought a Dodo.

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Until now, I did not associate YEW with 'outlandish and weird'. If you question this assessment, look at the 'error' display on the analogue auxiliary instrument. I will report more when it has made its way to me and shows any sighn of life. It did cost me 6.- including postage, so I have no expectations at all.

That is a pretty interesting looking multimeter. Worth it for the novel looks alone.
 

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« Reply #2674 on: February 13, 2020, 11:41:24 pm »
Related to "scores" does anyone remember a thread on easiest equipment "repair"? I remember reading about a piece of equipment that had the cal switch in the wrong position and it was fully functional in the right position. Things like that. Can't seem to find the thread.
 


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