Oops! My bad. Momentary dyslexia or something like that. I misread the
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original message as 2336 instead of 2236. It is a 2336-YA manual that I
found on eBay. Sorry for the mistake.
On Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 00:19 Jeff Dutky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
No, it most certainly was not. A fully optioned Chevy Caprice Classic cost
half as much as 485 around that same time.
It's fascinating, however, that the 2465, which has many of the same
features, and almost the same bandwidth as the 485, was quite economical by
comparison. I'm fascinated by the fact that the 2465 also neatly replaces
both the 475 and 475A at the mid-$4000 price point, but outdoes both scopes
in features. The more I look at the catalogs, the more it seems like the
2236 was ill conceived. There would have been buyers who had spent the
previous 10 years salivating over a 475, who were suddenly presented with
something in the same price range, but with the features of an instrument
twice as expensive. I would not have been able to resist that kind of
temptation, I am sure.
I've read the memo to sales on the release of the 465 and 475 in 1972 (
and I can only imagine that a similar memo must have been circulated on the
release of the 2445 and 2465.
I'd be interested to know what the printing date is at the bottom of the
first page of your copy of the 2236 service manual.
-- Jeff Dutky