[time-nuts] Did a member of time-nuts buy this?

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 18:22:42 EST 2014

Used to be quite a bit available at reasonable costs. But Ebay ended that
ages ago. Even for bad stuff the dollars are very high. Granted some
venders will take back items that do not work such as this one. But not
And yes its not for business at all.

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <
drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> wrote:

> On 6 Dec 2014 21:10, "paul swed" <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > David
> > I picked my unit up for $125 at a Hamfesyt and the tube was absolutely
> bad
> > as it turned out. But then what do you expect for the $. That said
> another
> > time nut gave me his dead tube from a 5060. I spent a good deal of time
> > getting it adapted into the 5061 now name Frankenstein. This included a
> new
> > oven controller.
> > But it was all about learning and boy did I. Still nothing like some of
> the
> > folks on Time nuts truly they have the expertise and feel for the beasts.
> >
> > But the fumes were enough for me to get an actual feel for a CS reference
> > and why they were always left on. Also it drove home a lot of the physics
> > and math.
> > Now for $125, thats a pretty good education.
> The fumes will do for me!
> I got an HP 58503A as I need a solution, not a project.
> But playing with a Cs for a bit of fun/education is something quite
> different. But maybe I should wait until one comes up in the UK, shipping
> is going to be $300-$500.
> Due to the size of the UK, there's a lot less test equipment around here
> than the US. What we do have here tends to be quite expensive.
> Dave
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