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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35100 on: July 18, 2019, 09:46:18 pm »
Found some goodies on my doorstep when I got home from work... I even left work early in case that one package was at the rental office...

Aaaaaawwwwww yeeeaaaahhh... I think I know what's in that bigger box!



This, my friends, is a thing of beauty!  Say hello to my "new" HP 1660A 136 channel Logic Analyzer!






I actually thought I goofed up on this order, because I forgot to ask if it came with cables or not. Since the listing didn't say, I later came to fear that it probably did not include cables. As it turns out...



The rear panel looks good:




It's got the ubiquitous HP-IB port:



and RS-232:



External trigger connectors:



Now, the eternal question... "turn it on, or take it apart?"  I couldn't resist the temptation to power it up and see if I got a dud or not:



The seller put some effort into packing this thing well:



Now, time to break out the manual and learn how to, actually, uh, you know, use the blinkin' thing.

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35101 on: July 18, 2019, 10:30:20 pm »
Hello, aitch-pee sixteen-sixty. :P *slurrrrrrp*

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35102 on: July 18, 2019, 11:20:36 pm »
Found some goodies on my doorstep when I got home from work... I even left work early in case that one package was at the rental office...

Aaaaaawwwwww yeeeaaaahhh... I think I know what's in that bigger box!


.......snip........

Congratulations!  :clap: You have started the journey.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35103 on: July 18, 2019, 11:25:06 pm »
This, my friends, is a thing of beauty!  Say hello to my "new" HP 1660A 136 channel Logic Analyzer!

I actually thought I goofed up on this order, because I forgot to ask if it came with cables or not. Since the listing didn't say, I later came to fear that it probably did not include cables. As it turns out...

Now, time to break out the manual and learn how to, actually, uh, you know, use the blinkin' thing.

I have an HP1682, and the fundamental concepts are little changed from the HP LA I used in 1980. The main differences (apart from clock speed and memory depth) are Windows (ugh) and the precise state machine trigger/filter primitives - and those are dictated by what can be loaded into the FPGAs.

Don't forget you need more than cables; for most purposes you also need the clips, which cost ~$1 each. You can also use Tek clips, and for some purposes I prefer those.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35104 on: July 18, 2019, 11:39:40 pm »
New lab space is coming together...I'll get some pics up this weekend once I've organized and fixed cable management.  :palm:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35105 on: July 18, 2019, 11:45:04 pm »
Any recommendations on RF connector adapters? I keep hearing "avoid the cheap ones from you know where." I've also heard that the universal adapter kits aren't a good idea (plus they're pricey). I'm not doing mad RF science, so I don't need expensive precision adapters. However, I also don't want to damage gear by using badly machined ones.

To test the power meter that's enroute, I'm looking for either
  • N adapter (female-to-female)
  • N female to SMA male adapter
Any recommended sources are much appreciated. If you have extras, I'm happy to convert them into cash for you.
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Telegärtner, TE interconnect, Pomona, JyeBao only for uncritical applications

No idea how good Coaxicom, Anoison, Genex.it, Coaxsol (short for Coaxial Solutions), are.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35106 on: July 19, 2019, 12:15:27 am »
I really shouldn't have bought another multimeter.  :scared:
I tried to weasel out of it by stating that it is also an oscilloscope (sort of).
But: delete multimeter, insert oscilloscope, repeat.

I got a TekMeter THM560 underway. I'll check it out, so that I know if I will want to get the 565.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35107 on: July 19, 2019, 12:44:07 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35108 on: July 19, 2019, 01:43:43 am »
Got another 53310A today:



Sneak peek of the new workspace too.  :-+
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 01:45:32 am by 0culus »
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35109 on: July 19, 2019, 01:57:05 am »
Man I gotta have one of those.  :-+
I am a Test Equipment Addict (TEA) - by virtue of this forum signature, I have now faced my addiction
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35110 on: July 19, 2019, 02:12:40 am »
Found some goodies on my doorstep when I got home from work... I even left work early in case that one package was at the rental office...

Aaaaaawwwwww yeeeaaaahhh... I think I know what's in that bigger box!


.......snip........

Congratulations!  :clap: You have started the journey.  :-DD

I can stop any time... no, really. I am not an addict. I am not an addict, I am not an add... hey, is that a new piece of HP kit on Ebay!?!?? back in a minute...

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35111 on: July 19, 2019, 03:40:20 am »
This, my friends, is a thing of beauty!  Say hello to my "new" HP 1660A 136 channel Logic Analyzer!



Oh my, that's gorgeous.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35112 on: July 19, 2019, 03:59:06 am »
Congratulations!  :clap: You have started the journey.  :-DD

I can stop any time... no, really. I am not an addict. I am not an addict, I am not an add... hey, is that a new piece of HP kit on Ebay!?!?? back in a minute...

Yep - you belong here.    ;)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35113 on: July 19, 2019, 04:36:59 am »
Well because of you guys I may... (or may not, depending on my luck) return in a couple of days with a frequency counter.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35114 on: July 19, 2019, 05:07:14 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

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That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35115 on: July 19, 2019, 06:45:02 am »
Got another 53310A today:



Sneak peek of the new workspace too.  :-+
What's that power supply back there? What are you hiding from us?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35116 on: July 19, 2019, 08:19:56 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
Not supposed to rain on Sunday, hence why I've got tickets for then. Did you take your camera? Photos please.
Who let Murphy in?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35117 on: July 19, 2019, 08:56:43 am »
Well because of you guys I may... (or may not, depending on my luck) return in a couple of days with a frequency counter.

May the TEA gods bless you with a good find like I was just blessed.  ;D


I fixed the broken case on the Fluke 1912A and it's a little rough but OK. Even the bail handle adjusts with no issues and locks properly in place.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35118 on: July 19, 2019, 09:42:48 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
Not supposed to rain on Sunday, hence why I've got tickets for then. Did you take your camera? Photos please.

Just phone as that’s waterproof :

Starter. I’ll link gallery when home
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35119 on: July 19, 2019, 09:52:47 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
Not supposed to rain on Sunday, hence why I've got tickets for then. Did you take your camera? Photos please.

Just phone as that’s waterproof :

Starter. I’ll link gallery when home
Thought you'd have taken your DSLR out for an airing, they are pretty shower proof. If rains too heavy I just pop mine back in the camera bag and not had any trouble with it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35120 on: July 19, 2019, 09:53:35 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
Not supposed to rain on Sunday, hence why I've got tickets for then. Did you take your camera? Photos please.

Just phone as that’s waterproof :

Starter. I’ll link gallery when home

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35121 on: July 19, 2019, 09:58:02 am »
I want one of them now.

Away from TE until tomorrow evening. Currently lurking in a shit hotel. Air tattoo tomorrow. Pissing it down all day though so will be shite. Will post any photos if I get any.  Saw red arrows practicing on the way.
I'm going Sunday, it's supposed to be the day weather wise. I'm only going because one of the planes from North Weald is on static display (black L39) and the pilot has offered a pair discounted tickets to us.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

That’s a good win  :-+

Not raining on Sunday as well  :-DD
Not supposed to rain on Sunday, hence why I've got tickets for then. Did you take your camera? Photos please.

Just phone as that’s waterproof :

Starter. I’ll link gallery when home
Thought you'd have taken your DSLR out for an airing, they are pretty shower proof. If rains too heavy I just pop mine back in the camera bag and not had any trouble with it.

Sent from my POT-LX1 using Tapatalk

I’m being lazy. Colleague is with me with a pro DSLR and metre long zoom lens :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35122 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:33 am »
I’m being lazy. Colleague is with me with a pro DSLR and metre long zoom lens :-DD

And the reason why your colleague is going there with you is, that you are the stand then for this huge lens?  ;)  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35123 on: July 19, 2019, 10:45:49 am »
BD would need to stand very still....
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #35124 on: July 19, 2019, 10:51:35 am »
A good breakfast and no coffeine for the day will do it, I guess.  >:D
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