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Offline [email protected]

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Tools or Relics ?
« on: September 08, 2022, 08:46:29 AM »
Hi all,

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My father passed last week. He was brilliant and a great guy. Some of the items he left behind include an oscilloscope and signal generator. Are these "useful tools" or "sci-fi movie props"?

If they are useful, I would like someone to put them to good use.
- Precision, Signal Generator E-200-C
- Precision, Deluxe Oscilloscope ES-520
- Manuals seem to be readily available on the internet

By the way - I am quite pleased with my S.E.X. and Moreplay. Can't wait to build my next project.

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Re: Tools or Relics ?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 11:29:56 AM »
The signal generator is for RF frequencies and hence not that useful for audio stuff. The oscilloscope can be a useful tool if you are willing to take the time to learn its operation - and assuming it is in good enough shape that you don't have to spend more time fixing it than actually using it. I would fire up the scope and see if it produces a trace.
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Re: Tools or Relics ?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 02:33:23 AM »
The scope was working about 10 years ago. I will be back in Arizona in a few weeks. I will give it a try then.

Thanks for the input.