[time-nuts] Tek to HP conversion... Was: Re: Fwd: FE-5680A Contact FEI
bownes at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 21:56:39 UTC 2012
Yup. Between the 1ghz 7000 series, the DSA602 w 1Ghz plug ins, and the 2236 portable I don't expect I'll ever need to buy another scope.
On Feb 17, 2012, at 16:36, "J. Forster" <jfor at quikus.com> wrote:
> Tek went into the toilet when Danaher bought them out.
> I bought a TDS1002 and could not even get the PC software to download
> screen images, even after "registering".
> However, registration sure did get me onto their spam list. It took at
> least a hald-dozed tries to get their spam to stop.
> I have lusted after Tek since about 1962 and have over 100 of their
> instruments. The 7000 series and TM500 seriea are masterpieces.
> But, never again.
>> I was a Tek aficionado for many many years. My first personal scope was a
>> tek, my first work scope was a Tek. I've owned at least half a dozen over
>> the decades. The three scopes I own today are Tek. But everything else on
>> my lab bench has changed over to HP (with the exception of a couple of
>> TM5006 mainframes full of specialty plugins).
>> The quality, availability, and most important to me, the consistency of HP
>> gear has been impressive. I've yet to go into a lab where the majority of
>> basic RF equipment, counters, sig gens, spectrum analyzers, etc was not
>> Unless they were lucky enough to have R&S.
>> The ability to get manuals, parts, and just plain guidance on the HP gear
>> has been great.
>> Now if I can score an HP Primary or GPSDO standard, I'll be happy.
>> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I believe in HPs case a unique situation occurred on the old gear.
>>> That is there were and are people at agilent willing to take the time to
>>> preserve their history. After all its still pretty fantastic stuff even
>>> 20, 30, and yes I have a piece in the 40-50 years old era. Generally
>>> amazingly well built. I do know that when test and measurement was HP
>>> support was top notch both for me professionally and personally. It did
>>> effect what I chose to buy for the business. But on the personal side
>>> always helped I was above board about why I was calling.
>>> Ahhh for the good ole days.
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