Oscilloscope Recommendation

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Sat Apr 29 13:15:36 CDT 2017

I would suggest just about any used Tektronix TDS 200mhz or higher 4
channel scope with a good display- from the mid 90s or newer.

Make sure to look up the model year to ensure it has reliable caps.

I have not been a fan of the new designed-in-china test equipment like the

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:59 Jon Elson via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>

> On 04/29/2017 12:28 PM, Michael Thompson via cctech wrote:
> > The RICM just received $1,000 to buy a new oscilloscope. I would like a
> > four channel. and color would also be nice. The bandwidth doesn't need to
> > be high because we usually work on ancient equipment.
> >
> > What would you suggest?
> >
> Really NEW, or just new for your museum?  I got a Tek 2465
> on eBay that I am quite happy with, for quite a bit less
> money.  There are some decent import digital scopes (such as
> Rigol) that many people seem to find good.
> If you are not familiar with digital scopes, there are some
> gotchas there.  You can't tell the trigger rate from looking
> at the screen, but then they can see what happened BEFORE
> the trigger event, and can freeze a single-shot event for
> you to look at.  The good Tek DPO scopes have not come down
> enough to meet your price range (yet).
> Jon
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