[time-nuts] Favorite counters (current production)?
kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Nov 11 12:30:23 EST 2017
Don’t get me wrong here, I think the SR620 is a great counter. My concern is that the
design came out a *long* time ago in terms of solid state generations. If things work out
as they often do, some random part in there is going to go obsolete. What part and when,
I have no idea. HP has always suffered from this when they shut down their custom
IC production on this or that. I don’t know of anything custom in the 620 so it is sort of
a race to the end ….. My concern is going to the boss a year from now and having to
explain that the super counter is now EOL ….
> On Nov 10, 2017, at 2:50 PM, Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:
> I would say CNT-99/91 and SR-620.
> Bob has a point about 53230, since the others is older, but on the other hand, it is a bit of a gamble. There are many aspects that goes into the longlivety of a product, such as access to components, but also strategy of companies.
> The CNT-90/91 an 53230 both have graphical presentation, which is very beneficial. The SR-620 still have better performance even being older than everything else.
> On 11/10/2017 05:37 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
>> There is no perfect answer. I’d go with the 53230 simply because it *might* be supported
>> the longest.
>>> On Nov 10, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Scott Newell <newell+timenuts at n5tnl.com> wrote:
>>> What current production freq counters do people like for general time-nuttery these days? There's a chance I can get a decent counter for work, so I'm looking for suggestions. Bonus points for fanless. Don't need anything past 200 MHz or so. Prefer ethernet over USB or GPIB.
>>> The SR620 looks to be pretty big and a little dated. The 53230A seems to have better specs and screen than the Tek/Fluke FCA3k series. Am I missing any?
>>> Rank your preferences!
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