[sdiy] Best scopes for the money, 2020?

Richie Burnett rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Wed Dec 2 21:53:23 CET 2020

Sometimes you can't beat having a decent analogue scope around. I used to get students to learn using old Kenwood analogue scopes at work because they were very intuitive, with no aliasing, etc. But I couldn't help laughing when a student asked where the "Auto set" button was!


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---- Neil Johnson wrote ----

>Depending on your needs you can pick up some quite good bargains on
>eBay.  For example I recently scored a Hameg HM604 analogue dual-trace
>60 MHz scope, built in component tester, delayed trace, XY mode, with
>a few probes, in a travel case, for £50 plus postage.  My first scope
>ever was a Hameg HM203-6, really well built, simple, all through-hole,
>full mu-metal shield.  Quality instruments.
>Ok, I bought it for my daughter to learn electronics with - no menus,
>no WTFs, no need to think about aliasing, etc.  Bit overkill really,
>but for £50 I couldn't turn it down.
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