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Fri Mar 02 2012, 01:14PM
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Xray wrote ...

teravolt wrote ...

for something basic you could get one of those 1MHz color one chanel 100$ hand dso scope would get you over the hump. I also bought a old tecktronics scope for 100 on ebay


Yes, you can get a very nice tektronix scope for a fraction of the original cost. I bought a model 453 dual channel, dual trace portable scope for $160.00 a few years ago, and it's been one of my most valuable and most used pieces of test equipment.

I've heard mixed reviews of those little color pocket scopes. I never played with one, so I don't know how good or how bad they are, but in my opinion if you're going to spend that much money for scope, you would be better off buying a used American made tek or hp scope. Just make sure that the buyer gives you some sort of guarantee or right of return in case it doesn't work, or is in poor condition.


I will have to get one soon, without one, it's very hard to see whats wrong....

I'm starting work soon so then I'll get a good one...
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