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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2775 on: December 27, 2020, 01:39:52 am »
a) Was the main point, Just got lucky, I'll let the guy who did the magic come forward if he wants.

This may be the only unit with that screen, has the option 02 09 too...

b) I use the marker for my trigger, the goal is to phase code my 8665B with the AWG2021, but the BW of the phase input on the 8665B  is not as great as I though it would be. I was hoping for 1MHz, would be happy with 500kHz but it's not even there yet...

Give me the contact details of the man. We have such an unit, too...
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2776 on: January 11, 2021, 05:51:14 pm »
Well, $50 or so invested in total ain't bad I guess. Works quite well after a few carbon comp resistors and Rifa caps were replaced in the PSU, the intensity pot was glued back together (Smashed after apparently being hit somehow), the rear feet were replaced and I gave it a good spit polish.

Now to figure out what to do with it, I won't need it once I get the 2467 working, and I won't need that once the 2467B is finished either.
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« Reply #2777 on: January 11, 2021, 06:12:14 pm »
We call that a luxury problem here in the Netherlands  :o


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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2778 on: January 21, 2021, 02:54:52 am »
1, 10 & 100  \$\Omega\$ Leeds and Northrop Resistors for the collection. About $50 USD each landed in Oz. Now to find a 1k, 10, and ......  >:D

Quick 2W test shows them off to a good start. Cleaning and a more careful testing sometime later.  :)
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2779 on: January 25, 2021, 01:38:33 pm »
It is all very obscure and cryptic , NI USB, 4 wire SENSE, 6 1/2 digit DMM, Input....

The!%22 demand a sacrifice.

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2780 on: Yesterday at 08:57:08 pm »
Today I received a new addition for my lab: a Tektronix FCA3100 frequency / timer / counter /analyser as a replacement for my old HP 5334A. I wanted more resolution and better single shot time interval accuracy. I looked at a whole bunch of frequency counters both old (like the Stanford research SR602 and several Philips/Fluke units) and new. In the end I came across a good deal for the FCA3100 at Instrumex (located in Germany): 1650 euro ex. VAT. Given the high asking prices on Ebay for older gear in decent shape I decided to buy the FCA3100.

The FCA3100 is an older design which has been sold as Fluke rebrands and seems to originate from Pendulum which sells the same model as the CNT-91 . Older model means no ethernet and no storage to USB. Only a (proprietary) USB interface and GPIB. OTOH a Keysight counter like the 53230A which has all the modern I/O goodies is way more expensive and has the downside that it has limited ability to count 'negative' time intervals which is something that I have to deal with every now and then.

The unit I received came with the original packaging, calibration certificate, 2 years left on the factory warranty and still had the screen protector attached:

A quick check shows that it works:

I'm not sure the unit I got has ever been used. Why would the screen protector still be on if someone used it? Unfortunately I can't find a power-up or runtime counter. I had no problem registering the unit on Tektronix' website though. It also seems Instrumex has more of them because they didn't take the listing from their website.

Nice to see some more Tektronix gear getting into my lab!
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2781 on: Yesterday at 09:34:50 pm »
Beautiful unit, nctnico!
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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #2782 on: Yesterday at 10:44:16 pm »
That was nice deal, congrats!

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