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    Volcano Tamer W3WN's Avatar
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    New Toy

    So, last November at the WACOM Hamfest, fellow has a couple of scopes on a table right down from where I'm set up with others from my club.

    I walk over, and one that looks in pretty good shape is marked for $35. I mention it to my friend Jim WB4GCS, goes over, takes one look at it, and says "at that price? grab it!"

    Price has been marked up to $60, but I mention that I just saw it for $35, guy goes "yeah, I did have that price on it, if you have cash, it's yours". I did, and it was.

    'Scope has been with Jim since. After we got it back to the club table, he noticed a few things that needed adjusted or cleaning, and offered to take care of it for me.

    Just got it in the house tonight. Just about perfect, with a caution about Channel 2 & being careful with it, and him telling me to get a few more high quality test leads. AND with a printout of the user manual ("Read it thoroughly!" he says, you think I'm arguing with a retired USN Commander?) AND the service manual.

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    Wow. A piece of real test equipment, at long last, to go with the frequency counter and VTVM. I'm not sure I can handle this. Not to worry though, no gold paint is going on the screwdrivers...
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    BAN THE DH!

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    Now, aren't you glad you stopped and scoped it out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K7SGJ View Post
    Now, aren't you glad you stopped and scoped it out?
    Ahhh, yup.
    You're only as young, or as old, as you feel.
    Who have you felt up lately?

    BAN THE DH!

    Fudd's First Law of Opposition: If you push something hard enough, it WILL fall down.
    Teslacle's Deviant to Fudd's Law: It goes in, it must go out.

    Just remember: Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain. He died in Washington, DC

    Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7SGJ View Post
    Now, aren't you glad you stopped and scoped it out?
    Ha, I saw what you did there. Good job rata


    Great find Ron! Enjoy! Someday I would love something like that for the odds and ends around here.
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    I had an earlier model Hitachi for a long time, and gave it to a buddy that needed a scope.
    They are good scopes.

    Upgraded to a four channel Tektronix that I found for a song,
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    I had a Hitachi 'scope very similar, the case plastic, which I think is mostly ABS, was getting rather brittle and the rear required a little epoxy filler. 18 months later a Tektronix 4-channel came up so I grabbed it immediately.

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    I built my own scope.
    I keep my 2 feet on the ground, and my head in the twilight zone.

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