OT? Tek Scopes

From: Jgzabol_at_aol.com <(Jgzabol_at_aol.com)>
Date: Sun Mar 7 05:42:42 1999

In einer eMail vom 07.03.99 04:20:03 MEZ, schreiben Sie:

 Visiting a surplus shop today, I found a small herd of Tek Oscilliscopes.
 of them looked pretty old to me. They want real money for them too.
         Model Mod 1 Mod 2 Cart
         ----- ----- ----- -----
         564 3C66 2B67 1968 3C66 _NOT_ general purpose !!!
         564 3A74 2B67 Y 1968 2 MHz four-channel storage
         504 Y 1971 450 kHz single channel
         561A 3A72 2B67 1961 650 kHz dual channel
         5111 5A20N 5B10N too new for my docs
         515A Y 1971 15 MHz single channel
         549 1a1 Y 1973 30 MHz dual trace storage
         D11 5A14N 5B10N Y too new
         504 see above
         564B 3A9 3B4 1968 unknown amplifier
 Prices were originally $200 for most of them, except the 549, which was $400.
 Some of them had been marked down to $100. They have some kind of automatic
 decrease in price based on how long things stay in the store (1% per day?),
 but most of them have been there only since late February. And I don't know
 how that effects the ones that were "manually" marked down.
 I suspect these prices are outlandish. The same place wants $25 for 2400
 baud modems. :-) Anyway, the age-based discount may eventually make the
 prices more reasonable. At least for the scopes, if not the modems.
 The ones marked "Y" under "Cart" had a "Scope-Mobile" cart with them. But I
 didn't think to get model numbers from those.
 Oh, and I can't guarantee that these work. I didn't ask if they would allow
 me to test them, and at present I don't know enough to be able to test them
 anyway. I also can't guarantee that they'll still be there when I next
 0. How old are these guys? --- see above
 1. Are any of these potentially useful for computer work? Can they handle
    frequencies used in old machines, say, up to a few MHz? (Judging from
    apparent age, I wouldn't hope for much more than that.)
 2. Anybody want one? Be aware that in addition to the price tag, I wouldn't
    expect these guys to be easy or cheap to ship. (At least one time in the
    past I have had to back out of a deal because I couldn't arrange shipping
    within cost & safety constraints.) And the carts are probably too big to
    go through UPS or USPS. Given all that, if you want one, let me know.
 1. There is a book about old Tek scopes available at
     Above info is from that book.

 2. Today, you can still borrow microfiche from Tek of ANYTHING they ever
    produced !! I did so for my 549 which is my main scope.

 3. Here in the Munich area you find these things in the fleamarket
     newspapers and web pages; typically they sell in the DM 150.-
    to 450.- range. Right now there is a pretty nice 551 for sale since
     several weeks, 27 MHz, TRUE dual trace (i.e., two electron guns),
     you could probably get it for between DM 100,- and DM 200,-,
    but shipping of course would be PROHIBITIVELY expensive.
    If I did not already have three Teks, I would get it. These prices
    INCLUDE checking it out before you buy !!

John G. Zabolitzky
Received on Sun Mar 07 1999 - 05:42:42 GMT

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