[sdiy] Oscilloscope on a Budget 200

Trevor Cunningham chalktech at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 05:09:34 CEST 2016


Great advice, thank you.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Rob <roomberg at ptd.net> wrote:

> $200 is a little bit too much to spend on a tool.... for a lot of people.
>
> I definitely could not afford a $200 analog scope 20 years ago when I had
> 3 teenagers to feed.
> But I did find a 20mhz scope in a flea market that works great and it only
> cost me $20.
>
> I bought the cheap digital scope  for KILOhertz  audio frequency circuits.
> Its just a really good match for cash strapped newbies playing with
> electronics who are not
> straying into radio frequencies.
>
> I wish I had one of these 50 years ago.
> I would have learned a lot more about electronics.
>
>
> On 05/31/2016 09:04 AM, Mattias Rickardsson wrote:
>
>> When it comes to oscilloscopes I have only two recommendations:
>>
>> Spend 200 bucks on an old analog scope and sell it if you don't like it,
>> or
>> spend 200 bucks on a new digital scope and throw it if you don't like it.
>>
>> I know which alternative I'd prefer, and it's not just because I like
>> old analog scopes. ;-)
>>
>> PS: Here's my CV: https://goo.gl/photos/TFh1LVewFRxWPfUFA
>>
>> /mr
>>
>> On 31 May 2016 at 11:05, Gordonjcp <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:22:23AM +0300, Trevor Cunningham wrote:
>>>
>>>> If being cheap in the short will just cost me money in the long run,
>>>> please
>>>> advise. I'm just looking for a scope that will be reliable with modular
>>>> kits. The more money I have to build kits with, the happier I am.
>>>>
>>> Buy a dual-trace analogue 'scope that will go to about 20MHz from
>>> someone near enough to go round and see it working.  There's this online
>>> auction site that'll probably help there.
>>>
>>> Digital 'scopes are either hideously expensive or terribly limited.
>>>
>>> My 20MHz Iwatsu dual-trace is just about never switched off...
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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