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Offline nbritton

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Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« on: October 29, 2015, 08:14:24 pm »
Are electronicists hoarders, or is there another reason why everyone seems to have a room full of test equipment?
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 08:15:30 pm »
What if you need to fix your scope?  :-BROKE
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 08:16:45 pm »
Because they can't ebay their used Siglent?
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2015, 08:23:13 pm »
I limit myself to having two oscilloscopes!
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2015, 08:25:34 pm »
Because I could not afford 21.
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2015, 08:28:28 pm »
I only have two that I use. The other five or six are for historical value. 
This one's my favorite:


Not sure what I'm doing with 150 tube testers though  :wtf:, again, I only use two of them.
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2015, 08:29:30 pm »
Because I have no space for thirty
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 08:31:51 pm »
Haven't you heard, one that dies with the most toys wins.  :-+
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 08:38:52 pm »
T&M is just like boobs, more bigger better.

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2015, 08:40:38 pm »
Because there is a balance in life.   20 scopes and one woman...
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2015, 08:41:23 pm »
I only have two that I use. The other five or six are for historical value. 
This one's my favorite:


Not sure what I'm doing with 150 tube testers though  :wtf:, again, I only use two of them.
WOW, that is seriously cool.  :-+

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 08:42:08 pm »
I keep upgrading, different features/specs, toys are fun?
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2015, 08:43:22 pm »
Because you need 1 oscilloscope for every 10 DMMs.
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2015, 08:45:38 pm »
You can't be too rich, or too thin, or have too many oscilloscopes.    :P


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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2015, 08:48:03 pm »
I think I have less than ten working scopes.

I daren't count multimeters, but probably 200

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 08:49:05 pm »
if i had more,  I'd need to upgrade my power supply into the building.



You can't be too rich, or too thin, or have too many oscilloscopes.    :P


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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 08:49:37 pm »
I think I have less than ten working scopes.

I daren't count multimeters, but probably 200

I think I have more scopes than multimeters, I guess I'm odd  :-//
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 09:15:26 pm »
I only have five, but one has been broken for years and two are USB types.
 

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 09:18:49 pm »
Personally, I have five scopes, ranging from 500 MHz to some 50 GHz. When busy doing projects, older scopes are mostly gathering dust and are not worth enough to be bothered sold off. Also, one might need an extra for some unknown future reason. However, I just bought a new 13 GHz Agilent Infiniuum so I will sell my older 6 GHz 54855A Infiniuum since too valuable as dust collector.

I suppose one collects things one doesn't need when one has more money than time (to sell).
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 09:25:31 pm »
Personally, I have five scopes, ranging from 500 MHz to some 50 GHz. When busy doing projects, older scopes are mostly gathering dust and are not worth enough to be bothered sold off. Also, one might need an extra for some unknown future reason. However, I just bought a new 13 GHz Agilent Infiniuum so I will sell my older 6 GHz 54855A Infiniuum since too valuable as dust collector.

I suppose one collects things one doesn't need when one has more money than time (to sell).

Whozzo.. can i ask what you use a 50Ghz Scope for, and how many gold bars you needed to pay for it?
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 09:26:41 pm »
No luck with women?
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 09:36:06 pm »
No luck with women?

Like. I have as many scopes as i have wifes.
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 09:38:13 pm »
I don't.  Yet.  But I'm working on correcting that hole in my test equipment collection...

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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 09:41:43 pm »
I have only 9. Gave one recently. Bought only one (rigol 1054z) all the others one were either given to me (1) or i found them in the dumpster and fix them, or still have to fix them.

Its quite rewarding to fix a scope that comes from a dumpster.
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Re: Why does everyone have twenty oscilliscopes?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2015, 10:00:35 pm »
Because as in Peter Pan with fairies every time you say siglent another oscilloscope dies.
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