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|7/6/2005 5:52 PM|
|MarkB||Thrift Store Test Eq. Find|
I've been checking the local thrift stores for a few months with no luck. Today, I found a bunch of units on the shelf with dials, knobs, and screens. I brought home these:
HP 1741A o-scope w/probes and manual - $25
Hitachi V212 o-scope - $12
Leader LSG-16 signal generator - $6
Lambda LA300 DC power supply 0-16V - $4
All of them lit up except the HP - I still have to check it out. How'd I do? I left some signal generators, a bench Fluke meter, and another scope behind.
|7/6/2005 10:56 PM|
Nice catch! Was this anywhere near San Mateo, CA? I'd be happy to go check out the leftovers...
If you've got access to a recently calibrated scope you can easily get the others in shape after the signal generator is tuned up. Alternatively, if the signal generator can do 60Hz you can semi-calibrate it using the AC volts setting of any decent DMM...
|7/7/2005 9:56 AM|
Brockton MA, hoome of Rocky Marciano, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and not much more.
I'm going to try to find someone locally who can help me with the scope - there should be a retired repair guy with time on his hands.
|7/15/2005 10:05 AM|
||Your in the Bay area?|
I'm in Pacific Grove ( Monterey, Ca. ).. Hey Mark L are you going to the Healdsburg guitar fest next month?
|7/15/2005 11:43 AM|
Pacific Grove? Now there's a little piece of Paradise. I've always wondered what folks do to make a living out there (I hear the smuggling biz ain't what it used to be since the end of Prohibition)...
I'm no gearhead, but I'm getting more & more interested in guitar building and that looks like the kind of place to pick up some pointers. Is it annual?
|7/16/2005 6:57 PM|
Sorry It took a bit to get back, my wife's birthday was Friday, so I've been a bit busy..
The guitar fest will have both, although it is a bit more leaning toward acoustic ( some of the world's best jazz box builders will also be there ). It's held once every two years, and worth spending a day to check out ( I'm hangin around Saturday night to see the Jorgenson quintet, John will be in extra rare form ).
We here in Mayberry, I mean P.G. haven't seen many smugglers, or Lover's of Jesus for quite a while ( Not that there's anything wrong with it ).
Have you done any business with South Valley Vintage Amps, in Morgan Hill?
|7/16/2005 9:32 PM|
I was originally thinking of that GuitFest as a bit far for a day trip, without really considering staying for a concert. The Jorgenson show does sound likely to be a treat - I love that kind of music. Driving all the way home afterwards will be a bit of a drag, but right now I'm leaning heavily towards going. Are you planning on staying overnight?
I've never dealt with South Valley Vintage Amps. It's a bit far to go for parts I can get on eBay cheaper (even with shipping), and I can't afford the amps they sell...
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