Re: Opinion on 'scope selection


Hi Harvey,
Yes, special components can pose an issue.

Lots to think about.

On Friday, February 25, 2022, 03:49:39 PM EST, Harvey White <madyn@...> wrote:

Don't forget parts units for things like HV transformers, power
supplies, custom ICs CRTs, FP hardware.

7904, 7103, 2430A, and TDS540A on the bench.  2430A is mostly backup,
7103 is just in case.  work gets split between the 7904 and the TDS540A
depending on rep rate and what I need to do.

(and my wife does gourds, weaving, knitting and the like.  Has two rooms
for it.  I get no complaints)



On 2/25/2022 3:39 PM, Renée wrote:
scopes take up very little room until......the collection grows past 3
and you get into the big beauties.....unfortunately I agree you do
need 2....(especially when they are just two channel os why I have
more than 4...)...and no matter eventually you will need  a spare to
do a repair to the other.......

So the question is what does your wife like/collect? something to
consider.....potential "bribe" LOL

On 2/25/22 12:22 PM, Harvey White wrote:
Remember, two oscilloscopes is why your car has a spare tire.


On 2/25/2022 3:04 PM, druid_noibn via wrote:
  Hi Paul,
Good points - yes the 453 looks to be a bit easier on the repair
side, and I de recall which end of a soldering iron to pick up. Even
better, two scopes...for repair and a wife will kill me.

Kind regards,John

     On Friday, February 25, 2022, 12:44:57 PM EST, Paul Amaranth
<paul@...> wrote:
    The 453 is easy to repair too, although the screen is small. 
Nice selection to choose from and most have good service manuals

Try to get at least 2.  You need a scope to fix a scope :-)

On February 25, 2022 12:13:57 PM EST, "David C. Partridge"
<david.partridge@...> wrote:
From the point of view of ease of repair, the 465B wins.

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Sent: 25 February 2022 16:56
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Opinion on 'scope selection

It seems that there is a preference for the 2465A - I'll get that one
warmed upi soon.

On Friday, February 25, 2022, 11:25:14 AM EST, satbeginner
<castellcorunas@...> wrote:

2465A (= 4ch, 350MHz) would be my choice.


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