[time-nuts] Tek to HP conversion... Was: Re: Fwd: FE-5680A Contact FEI
jfor at quikus.com
Fri Feb 17 22:12:14 UTC 2012
Perhaps LeCroy has changed it's spots from the NIM and CAMAC days, but any
documentation, like service manuals, was completely unavailable. I tried
I am not about to buy anything where at least a schematic is not
available. I have never sent an instrument in for factory service, and
never will. It's far too expensive.
> With Scopes the company that has impressed me is LeCroy, not only are all
> their manuals on line, but where they really shine is service prices,
> their parts and repairs are very very reasonable.
> Although Agilent, and Tektronix make fine products, I am now exclusively
> LeCroy. And NO I do not own stock in LeCroy.
> Thomas Knox
>> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:44:40 -0500
>> From: bownes at gmail.com
>> To: time-nuts at febo.com
>> Subject: [time-nuts] Tek to HP conversion... Was: Re: Fwd: FE-5680A
>> Contact FEI
>> I was a Tek aficionado for many many years. My first personal scope was
>> tek, my first work scope was a Tek. I've owned at least half a dozen
>> the decades. The three scopes I own today are Tek. But everything else
>> 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
>> gear has been impressive. I've yet to go into a lab where the majority
>> 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
>> 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
>> > preserve their history. After all its still pretty fantastic stuff
>> even at
>> > 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
>> > 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.
>> > Regards
>> > Paul
>> > WB8TSL
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