Re: Opinion on 'scope selection


Hi Brad,
Don't plan on climbing ladders and the like - but the point of portability might be a consideration to negotiate for a second scope...e.g., the a back-up of course.

Did not consider data capture...hmmmm

Tnx OM,John

On Friday, February 25, 2022, 03:17:56 PM EST, Brad Thompson <brad.thompsonaa1ip@...> wrote:

On 2/25/2022 11:06 AM, Dave Voorhis wrote:
Speaking as a collector, with a collection that started in 2016 with a 475 (I'm not counting a forgettable modern DSO) and has since grown to twenty oscilloscopes and curve tracers, I suggest attempting to obtain all of them. 😊

But assuming only one...

A couple of questions: will you need to tote the scope

up ladders or many flights of stairs? That argues for lower weight and
smaller size.

Also, scopes with built-in data capture are convenient, but make sure
that you can find a

utility that runs  on your personal computer of choice.


Brad  AA1IP

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Subject: [TekScopes] Opinion on 'scope selection

An opinion please.  A friend is offing me a choice of one of his Tek scopes: 453, 465B, 2236, 2246, 2445, 2445B, 2465, 2465A, and a THS730A.  His plan is to sell-off the inventory…he has a lot of “stuff” and we have retirement.

We all know that a working “A” is far better than a non-working “B” and I have not evaluated the items yet but would like an opinion or two on which would be a “preferred” for an experienced hobbyist.

Kind regards,

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