Where's a good place to list stuff?

Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Thu Apr 30 10:07:16 CDT 2015

Hi Robert,

Those old HP protocol analyzers are useful little buggers ... my tip is go
and get the newest all-in-one unit that they produced; this is the 4957A,
and if you hit eBay at the right time ... you should have no problem
finding one for $25 or so. I didn't pay much more for mine in perfect
working condition. Serves many purposes including mini-terminal, serial
data generator, "smart breakout box" and so on...


... and all for basically the same price as you'd pay for a "dumb" little
RS-232 shunt/break-out box "new".

You will see tons of the older protocol analyzers around at around the same
price ... doesn't make a lot of sense to me ... might as well get the most
modern you can, for the dollar ... they are very common; you shouldn't have
too much trouble finding a good deal on one ... It's been a nice addition
to my lab... everyone who sees it, suddenly wants one :O



On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM, Robert Jarratt <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Mike
> Stein
> > Sent: 30 April 2015 02:44
> > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > Subject: Where's a good place to list stuff?
> >
> > I realize that this list isn't really for listing items for sale or
> giving stuff away so
> > I hope you'll excuse this, but other than eBay and the VCF forum &
> > marketplace, where's a good place to list items like the ones below to
> see if
> > there's any interest?
> >
> > Sharp PC-5000 bubble memory portable w/printer
> >
> > HP 45711B Portable Plus, c/w 2 x 9114 HPIL Disk drives and a 2225B
> printer.
> > HP 18179A protocol analyzer
> > HP sheet plotter (IEEE/GPIB); (can't get at it to look up the number
> right now)
> >
> >  and the piece de resistance:
> > An HP fetal monitor (without probes) for the budding pediatrician among
> you.
> >
> > m
> >
> I have always fancied getting a protocol analyser, so I tried to find some
> information on the one you mention. The model number appears to be just an
> RS-232 interface pod, rather than a complete analyser, so I am not sure
> exactly what you have there. I have been trying to find a spec or a manual
> so that I know the capabilities, but have failed so far.
> Anyway, I suspect you are in the USA so it would probably be too expensive
> to ship it to me in the UK, unless you know of some cheap-ish shipping
> method?
> Regards
> Rob

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