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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #1050 on: December 22, 2016, 08:01:46 pm »
Isn't it a precision set of resistor dividers, Leeds and Northrup Universal Ratio Set? Looks beautifully built.
What sort of accuracy do you get out of it?
Accuracy as a decade resistor 0.01% +0.005. Which is interesting since it has a 0.001 ohm decade(2111.11 Ohms total) Those will be put to work in another project >:D.
As a urs 0.002 Ratio on the 100 setting. With a rather strange specs on the others. :-//
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« Reply #1051 on: December 23, 2016, 12:56:04 am »
@Vgkid, interesting gear, 0.01% :-+
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #1052 on: December 23, 2016, 06:38:10 am »
Got this Hitachi V-1085 for $100.
 

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« Reply #1053 on: December 24, 2016, 10:26:58 am »
Found a Simpson 260 series 6 at a local thrift for 4.95.

Leaking D cell ate on the positive terminal, but that will be an easy fix.

Nothing else was with the meter, although it still has Simpson's red warning tag hanging off the handle.

This makes 260 number 3 in the collection of Simpsons that I'll use once every other blue moon  :palm:
 

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« Reply #1054 on: December 24, 2016, 10:43:20 am »
Found a Simpson 260 series 6 at a local thrift for 4.95.

Leaking D cell ate on the positive terminal, but that will be an easy fix.

Nothing else was with the meter, although it still has Simpson's red warning tag hanging off the handle.

This makes 260 number 3 in the collection of Simpsons that I'll use once every other blue moon  :palm:
You can always send it my way.  :o  >:D

Seriously... If you've a 260-x series M (mirror) you're willing to part with, let me know.
 

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« Reply #1055 on: December 24, 2016, 11:23:27 am »
No mirrored 260's yet. If I run across any, I'll let you know.

Found a Simpson 260 series 6 at a local thrift for 4.95.

Leaking D cell ate on the positive terminal, but that will be an easy fix.

Nothing else was with the meter, although it still has Simpson's red warning tag hanging off the handle.

This makes 260 number 3 in the collection of Simpsons that I'll use once every other blue moon  :palm:
You can always send it my way.  :o  >:D

Seriously... If you've a 260-x series M (mirror) you're willing to part with, let me know.
 

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« Reply #1056 on: December 24, 2016, 07:47:11 pm »
Christmas came early for me. An elf dropped a package at my doorstep yesterday, containing a LeCroy WavePro 960 DSO. Four channels, 2 GHz, 16 GS/s, 16 MS memory. It has many options including Ethernet interface, PCCard slot, hard copy (built in printer), and various math/analysis features including WaveAnalyzer and WaveAnalyzer Pro for FFT, jitter analysis and more. It works perfectly, and the icing on the cake is that it was calibrated this past summer so it's still within traceable cal! I paid only $1200 USD plus shipping and taxes. Used LeCroy scopes are a tremendous value. Now I have something to use with my Tek P6158 3 GHz low-Z probes (which I scored for $5 each BTW). I'm way too busy today and tomorrow to really play with it, but I'm off for the next two weeks so I'll find time.
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« Reply #1057 on: December 24, 2016, 08:08:19 pm »
Christmas came early for me. An elf dropped a package at my doorstep yesterday, containing a LeCroy WavePro 960 DSO. Four channels, 2 GHz, 16 GS/s, 16 MS memory. It has many options including Ethernet interface, PCCard slot, hard copy (built in printer), and various math/analysis features including FFT, jitter analysis and more. It works perfectly, and the icing on the cake is that it was calibrated this past summer so it's still within traceable cal! I paid only $1200 USD plus shipping and taxes. Used LeCroy scopes are a tremendous value. Now I have something to use with my Tek P6158 3 GHz low-Z probes (which I scored for $5 each BTW). I'm way too busy today and tomorrow to really play with it, but I'm off for the next two weeks so I'll find time.
That's cool.  :-+
No USB though.  :--  Are card slot to USB readers available ?
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« Reply #1058 on: December 24, 2016, 08:22:51 pm »
Not sure if the software supports this, but:

Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 
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« Reply #1059 on: December 25, 2016, 01:52:28 am »
 It's got ethernet - do you really need a USB connection to a PC if you can use the ethernet?

 

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« Reply #1060 on: December 25, 2016, 06:21:46 am »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.

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« Reply #1061 on: December 25, 2016, 06:26:31 am »
It's got ethernet - do you really need a USB connection to a PC if you can use the ethernet?
If it can save a screenshot direct to a USB stick sometimes it's much more convenient.
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« Reply #1062 on: December 25, 2016, 07:45:34 am »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.



Sweet piece of gear!

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« Reply #1063 on: December 25, 2016, 09:28:22 am »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.


Dang now that is a score!
 

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« Reply #1064 on: December 25, 2016, 10:00:56 am »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.

That's amazing, good hunting!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #1065 on: December 25, 2016, 03:08:02 pm »
Christmas came early for me. An elf dropped a package at my doorstep yesterday, containing a LeCroy WavePro 960 DSO. Four channels, 2 GHz, 16 GS/s, 16 MS memory. It has many options including Ethernet interface, PCCard slot, hard copy (built in printer), and various math/analysis features including FFT, jitter analysis and more. It works perfectly, and the icing on the cake is that it was calibrated this past summer so it's still within traceable cal! I paid only $1200 USD plus shipping and taxes. Used LeCroy scopes are a tremendous value. Now I have something to use with my Tek P6158 3 GHz low-Z probes (which I scored for $5 each BTW). I'm way too busy today and tomorrow to really play with it, but I'm off for the next two weeks so I'll find time.
That's cool.  :-+
No USB though.  :--  Are card slot to USB readers available ?
A PC card to compact flash adapter will allow a CF card to appear as Hard drive storage unit, which it does support. Floppy drive emulators are also available which allow storage to a disk image on a USB drive, but you are still limited to 1.44 MB at a time, a limitation that doesn't exist with the CF Option. The LAN connection may be even better though.
 
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« Reply #1066 on: December 26, 2016, 03:34:23 am »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.


That is very nice. :)
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« Reply #1067 on: December 26, 2016, 05:50:46 pm »
HP 3458A - $900 shipped. Needed new nvram's(free from Maxim) - so far working nicely.



Wow, Steve. You da man! Awesome score. :-DMM
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« Reply #1068 on: December 29, 2016, 08:51:53 pm »
Another Stanford Research FS700 Loran Timing Generator !!! (4 now :palm:)
But!! This one was under $40 on the bbay , most are over $700  :-DD Local find, so picked up and saved the shipping. Stanford research is in Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley not far from here) They must have cleared out a bunch of cobweb equipment they didn't want to bother with. This thing never got Final Assembly. No case, ROM chip was removed (have some), no OCXO (had one of those too), no cables connected EVER, LCD Protective film still in place (they gave up). Powered it up, but got ERROR! Amplifier Gain too high/low. Found someone must have poked around in the LF353 chain of RF op-amps, and blew up U105. Replaced it, thinking I might be done. WRONG!!!
After much hunting for why the CAL signal did not seem to get amplified I was led to K101 relay, and found a pin that appeared soldered, but NO!!! it was NEVER soldered properly (it's in a dark corner of the board). Up and running now after a few hours playing around with this. These work great with Rubidium signal, or GPSDO signal instead of the LORAN/OCXO.

Sorry for the poor photos.
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« Reply #1069 on: December 29, 2016, 09:49:12 pm »
Got this Hitachi V-1085 for $100.
I really have to say this scope is charismatic !
 

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« Reply #1070 on: December 30, 2016, 04:32:25 am »
I bought a HP 8642B on the bay last week, got it today. Advertised as powering up but no display.

Opened it up and the 8A fuse for the 5V supply was missing. Inserted a new fuse, it works.

Paid $255. Boy this is one nut buster piece of test gear, feels like it's full of lead.

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« Reply #1071 on: December 30, 2016, 09:20:36 am »
I bought a HP 8642B on the bay last week, got it today. Boy this is one nut buster piece of test gear, feels like it's full of lead.
Only 3U high, at 71 pounds. it is dense.
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« Reply #1072 on: January 04, 2017, 08:06:09 pm »
Tektronix THS720A isolated 2ch 100MHz oscilloscope + DMM for US$200, door delivered.
Came with 2 sets of fluke DMM leads, an aftermarket power adapter, a BNC coax cable and an aftermarket battery pack fashioned out of NiCd cells. Not bad, I think.
 

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« Reply #1073 on: January 05, 2017, 12:17:19 am »
Tektronix THS720A isolated 2ch 100MHz oscilloscope + DMM for US$200, door delivered.
Came with 2 sets of fluke DMM leads, an aftermarket power adapter, a BNC coax cable and an aftermarket battery pack fashioned out of NiCd cells. Not bad, I think.

Congrats, what a great bargain you got there !  :clap:

Make sure you check this thread -> https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/tek-ths720a-portable-scope-teardowndiscussion/ , especially the mod that add features like measuring harmonics.  :-+
 
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« Reply #1074 on: January 05, 2017, 09:46:41 am »
Got a Mantis Elite with arm, 8x and 15x lenses for GBP 150+GBP 50 shipping listed as for parts. (So about $240)

It is not in perfect condition but works well. Lenses are a bit scratched but I hardly notice when using it. It is missing transparent front glass and table mount part. But for that price I cannot complain. :) It could do with a clean of the internal glass at some point. But I'm not complaining at all.

 


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