Question: Are old oscilloscopes worth anything?

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oscillographs and oscilloscopes are sought after by collectors and can range in value anywhere from $70 to several hundred dollars depending on model and condition. ... The design and looks make these early oscilloscopes collectable as display items and are a nice addition to a test equipment or antique radio collection.

Before you smash your piggy bank to pieces, you should consider a few things. Do I work in the field? If yes, it may be a useful tool to have Are old oscilloscopes worth anything? your working bag. And in this case, if you don't own a bench digital oscilloscope, why not? If a real oscilloscope is completely out of your reach, it is certainly better than nothing. If you are saving up for a real bench oscilloscope with real functionality, don't kill the pig!

At some point, you will get that good oscilloscope and the handheld will end up gathering dust somewhere. That would be a complete waste of money and you Are old oscilloscopes worth anything? regret it in the long term. All of us have bought some piece of kit prematurely only to find it residing in our workshops, never to be used again.

If only the manual wasn't in Chinglish. I know what you mean about bench scopes. If you are in the hobby long term, I would recommend getting one, even a used one. I have had several small scopes, that were from bad to good. Took a bit to get used to the menu structure, but worked great and was a good bench and field scope.

I used it many weekends on outdoor laser installation I helped with. The screen was easy to read and was a joy to use most of the time. Took one 18650, but had room for two. I moded it to use the two batteries in parallel. I had it for two years and sold it regretfully. Was a waste of resources to make it. Nothing else to say about it. Real digital read was 400-500khz. Many years ago I came across a Heathkit Oscilloscope that I had absolutely no accessories for.

The one thing I could do with it was hook it up to a wall outlet and view a 60hz sine wave. It was fun Are old oscilloscopes worth anything? big and bulky. Space is still a problem. I'd have plenty if it wasn't for 3 pinball machines.

Are old oscilloscopes worth anything?

For all that if I really have use for one, I'm pretty sure a cheapy will do it for me. Posted by: I could not resist!

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You're going to have lots of fun with that baby! I'm guessing this will allow you Are old oscilloscopes worth anything? import data into your computer? I was going to read the reviews but they all look French to me. Not that I have anything against French.

Are old oscilloscopes worth anything?

I just can't read it. I found two of these in my attic: Well, I got this picture from Google, but it's the same scope. The reason this stuff was in the attic is because it's so big and clumsy.

The scope weighs a ton and requires a bench that's at the very least 20 inches deep. And that puts the face of the scope right at the front edge of the bench. So yeah, it's a fairly nice scope, but a real monster to have around. I am very suspicious of the star ratings and forged comments on eBay or AliExpress when scrolling down the page to the so-called customer reviews. Yes I agree about the comments in general.

This will be quite good for most data signals on an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The more professional scopes have bandwidths anywhere from 10Mhz to 100Mhz or more. The old-fashioned Heathkit scope I posted has a bandwidth of 15Mhz. This basically means that it can display signals up to 15Mhz before they begin to distort. The 1Mhz bandwidth means that you'll be Are old oscilloscopes worth anything?

to display signals up to 1Mhz before they begin to distort. So if you needed to look at something much higher than 1Mhz you may not be able to see it very well. But like I say, for most data work with microcontrollers you'll be just fine with the 1Mhz limit.

I imagine there are other parameters that would be better on the professional scopes as well. But the bandwidth is probably going to be the major difference. Posted by: The main difference I see right off the bat is that this little scope only has 1Mhz bandwidth. This will be quite good for most data signals on an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The more professional scopes have bandwidths anywhere from 10Mhz to 100Mhz or more. Yes I'm aware of the lower bandwidth compared to other products, but I'm not sure I understand correctly the specs I found on the manufacturer's website : Max.

I do hope that it works great for you! Yours is years off from when I had it, so I would expect it to be better. This scope will probably track a square wave 125khz.

Past that, it will get sinusoidal and then just Are old oscilloscopes worth anything? old noise on even higher frequencies. It should give you some good use though!

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