[sdiy] HP frequency counter

Grant Richter grichter at asapnet.net
Wed Jun 26 18:16:44 CEST 2002

Go to Radio Shack and get an RCA female to BNC adapter along with a RCA
female to 1/8" male adapter and a RCA female to 1/4" male adapter. Then
connect with an RCA male to RCA male patch cable. Now you can connect
anything with a BNC jack to anything with RCA, 1/8" or 1/4" all for less
than $10.

This will save you a vast amount of time and frustration.

> From: Peter Grenader <petergrenader at mksound.com>
> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 00:53:25 -0600
> To: <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
> Subject: [sdiy] HP frequency counter
> i just bought a 30 year old HP  5381A freq counter from Ebats.
> I know this is a sore subject, but do any of you guys know how complicated
> it would be for me to replace the BNC with a mini?  I'm only going to use it
> as a reference when documenting patches on the beast and an occational
> oscilator re-cal or two,  Nothing above the range of the Blacet osc's.
> I'm wondering if it's a major problem to get to the back of the faceplate or
> if that connector is board mounted.  if its a prob, I'll just make a
> conversion box.
> any info would be grand.
> thanks,
> P

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