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Re: [vox-tech] [ot] Oscilloscope recommendations?



oh -- one last thing.  the people in marvac are actually pretty bright people
who know their stuff.

the bad thing about going to a place like fry's or radio hut is that the
sales people don't know anything about their equipment other than a general
purpose and what it says on the packaging.  i bought an antenna from radio
hut once and the sales person gave me a recommendation; it was "active
technology".  i decided to have some fun with him and asked what active
technology meant.  he started to say stuff like "it actively grabs the
signal out of the air".  the people at frys will kind of know stuff about
computers, although i've seen my share of idiots there, too.

once i was looking for some pretty esoteric stuff at marvac.  there was this
black dude working there (i forget his name) who was actually able to guess
what i was building (a very specialized video filter) just from the list of
chip numbers i gave him.  totally impressive.  he was like a walking national
semiconductor / motorolla parts catalog.   :-)

pete


begin Roland Minden <rminden@Unilab.com> 
> Marvac is were I would buy this type of equipment. They are on Del Paso Blvd
> in Sacramento. PS they are a great place to get chips and electronic parts
> meters (Fluke my choice) and other fun stuff.
> 
> Rusty
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Jay Salzman [mailto:p@dirac.org]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 11:38 AM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] [ot] Oscilloscope recommendations?
> 
> 
> i'm no expert on oscilloscopes, but i did see a few at marvac's in
> sacramento.  there were a few that i consider in my price range.  you may
> want to call them just to check it out.
> 
> btw, i just went to fry's last night; it wasn't nearly as crowded as i
> thought it would be, although i wouldn't tempt fate on a saturday or sunday
> afternoon.  :)
> 
> pete
> 
> 
> begin Lynn S. Wood <lwood@zworld.com> 
> > Mark-
> > 
> > > Thanks, Lynn.  Do you know where I can get a decently priced one in the
> > > area?  (How's pricing at Frys?)
> > 
> > Hmm... I have no idea if Fry's carries those scopes, or what the pricing
> > would be.  However, if Fry's carries oscilloscopes, it's probably a good
> bet 
> > that they'd carry that one -- it's probably the cheapest decent digital 
> > scope around.  
> > 
> > By poking around at a couple of online stores, it appears that the prices 
> > don't vary much from the list prices ($1200 for a 2-channel, 60MHz up to 
> > $2500 for a 4-channel, 100MHz), so I'm guessing that the price wouldn't
> > be much different there either...
> > 
> > 
> > Hey, it's always worth another trip to Fry's, right?  Oh wait, it's
> > the weekend before Christmas -- nevermind :v)
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