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RE: Scoping out 'scopes
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Subject: RE: Scoping out 'scopes
From: "Wiely Boswell" <wiely@faithradio.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:00:27 -0600
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More expensive one sure looked like 4 inputs but they must be switched or something ?

From: Russ Hines [mailto:russ@wb8zcc.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:45 PM
To: crtech@crtech.org
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Scoping out 'scopes

That's true, and I believe that's the case with both the Siglent and the Instek mentioned.  So if you really need a hyper-critical piece of test equipment, maybe these aren't the 'droids you're looking for.  But as a general troubleshooting aid, I've found the Siglent to be just dandy.
Russ Hines
JMS & Associates, Inc.
Reply to: russ@wb8zcc.com
On 12/11/2017 13:01, Nathaniel Steele wrote:

Some of those low end scopes share thatvresolution amongst all channels. So 1GS/s on one channel but 500MS/s if using two and 250 MS/s using 4.....

Not sure about either of those scopes in particular but it is something to watch out for.

On December 11, 2017 10:49:10 AM Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com> wrote:

Oh! How did I miss that one? ;)

Curious... does it feature a built-in frequency counter? That would be a VERY handy, time-saving feature! The unit I posted my interest in, says it has this function and also has "cursors" that can be set to read amplitude and/or time.

Anything else you can tell me, I'm very curious! :)

I also wonder about the resolution at higher frequencies... 1Gs/s means there are only TEN samples per "~" wave of a 100Mhz signal, and only FIVE at 200Mhz! (Obviously, that's the trade-off for these low-cost instruments.)


On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:33 AM, Russ Hines <russ@wb8zcc.com> wrote:
It is pretty.  I'm sure it will work just fine.

But I bought one of these some time ago... a little less damaging to the pocketbook. ;-)

Russ Hines
JMS & Associates, Inc.
Reply to: russ@wb8zcc.com
On 12/11/2017 11:58, Wiely Boswell wrote:
Sure is pretty !

From: Willie Barnett [mailto:wbradiolists@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 9:45 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] Scoping out 'scopes

To the Braintrust:

It looks like I've got a serious contender for my C'mas present to myself. ;) (Yes, the Mrs. approved it!) ;)


Does anyone here have hands-on experience with this model or brand?

Thanks! :)


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