Re: Oscilloscope for Beginners

Thomas Sharka

If you don't have a lot of cash, you can go the used route. A decent dual trace 100Mhz scope can be found on eblah for 100 bucks or more. Stick to the name brands like Tektronix or HP. See if the seller is a bulk seller, your chances are better for finding a scope that was part of a surplus buy that might have been sitting on a shelf, literally unused and re-calibrated on a regular schedule.

Unless you really, really want that DSO and are willing to eat beans for a few months...

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:27 PM, AC9NM <jponko@...> wrote:


IMHO, you'd be better off with the HantekDSO5202P dual channel 200MHz scope they have for $275. I think shipping is free. I bought one a year ago for $300 and it's great. There are a bunch of good reviews of the DSO5202P on youtube. An oscilloscope is one piece of equipment you don''t want to skimp on frequency response wise for rf use.

Jerry AC9NM

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM, Guy N7BIR <sgbridge@...> wrote:
While on the Circuit Specialists web site I came across this:
Hantek  20 MHz USB Oscilloscope for PC. 
Is this something that could be used for radio troubleshooting? Have never used a scope before and would appreciate your comments. 
Guy N7BIR 

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