[time-nuts] R&S XSRM Rubidium Standard
scmcgrath at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 05:45:10 EDT 2017
Precisely my point, But when purchasing i expect to pay for a calibration at a minimum.
Helps to make friends with the local cal lab though as frequently far better pricing can be negotiated if you can get your instruments done on a non-critical basis as most of the business of a lab is time sensitive but like any other business they have slow periods.
So your turnaround might be 3-4 weeks instead of 72 hours but the price is half of the 72 hour turn
> On Sep 15, 2017, at 4:07 AM, Clint Jay <cjaysharp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Experience has shown me that you can reasonably purchase good, working test
> equipment that's well within calibration tolerances if you are buying the
> more 'common' equipment, 6.5 digit meters, frequency counters, even a
> Stanford SR620...
> I've been very lucky with those, two spectrum analysers and various other
> bits of test gear I'd never have been able to afford any other way, saving
> thousands over what even tatty examples from equipment brokers would have
> Yes, you can get bitten and buy a complete POS but you can also take
> sensible precautions and get bargains.
>> On 14 Sep 2017 18:01, "Scott McGrath" <scmcgrath at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Its an unrealistic expectation that equipment from the well known auction
>> site will work and be 'in-cal'
>> Its realistic to anticipate several the purchase cost to get well priced
>> instruments back 'in-cal'. But hey if i spend 2 k on a sweeper 3 k to fix
>> and cal it and BlahTest is charging 10k for a ready to go unit im Still 5 k
>> ahead of the game
>> Content by Scott
>> Typos by Siri
>>>> On Sep 12, 2017, at 12:10 PM, Dan Rae <danrae at verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> On 9/12/2017 5:58 AM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts wrote:
>>>> A friend of mine has bought a just out of calibration R & S XSRM
>>>> standard from one of the so called "recyclers" on Ebay.
>>> Nigel / David,
>>> Sorry to hear of your "bargain". However I doubt very much that the
>> lamp was made by R&S themselves, like with the Racal 9475 unit it was
>> probably sourced either as a module or as parts from someone like Efratom
>> and one of those lamps will be found to fit. I'm not in a position to help
>> much at present (just coming out of Chemo). My Racal which was in a
>> similar or worse state when I got that, now comes to life when needed.
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