From: Mike Cheponis <mac_at_Wireless.Com>
Date: Tue Nov 23 17:23:45 1999

I still have my 465, and quite a few are still in use; I'm not sure it's
worth trying to find a 465A or 465B, but they are all nice.

The 465s do have a nasty failure mode: the large time base knob sometimes
slips, and then you're stuck at, say, 1 ms per div. On mine, I disassembled
the assembly and drilled 4 holes (two strokes of the drillpress in a "+"
pattern) and then tapped those holes, put in some machine bolts and now
the knob works better than new.

I must say, however, with my digital TDS 210 now, I rarely use the 465
unless I need more than 2 traces, and I don't need the digital capture
and measurement facilities of the '210 that makes working on the bench
-much- more productive.

-Mike Cheponis

On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Jeffrey l Kaneko wrote:

> My sentiments exactly.
> I should *never* have sold my 465B. It was in pristine condition,
> and I sorely miss it today. I would seriously look for a *nice*
> 465. They're old, but there were alot of them made, and they're
> pretty reliable (well, I never had any trouble with mine, anyway).
> On Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:45:59 -0800 Al Kossow <aek_at_spies.com> writes:
> > "Is Fry's a good place to get scopes?"
> >
> > Fry's isn't a good place to buy anything. They would be the LAST
> > place I'd buy any test gear from.
> >
> > I personally think you'll be better off with a late model used
> > TEK scope (my fav is the 2465A right now) than anything you'd
> > be able to buy new in your price range.
> >
> > You should be able to find a 2465 in decent shape for $1000-$1500
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