[time-nuts] R&S XSRM Rubidium Standard
artgodwin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 03:25:18 EDT 2017
I almost always buy equipment that isn't working. It's fixing it that makes
it interesting. What would I do with all the testgear if I didn't use it to
fix the next bit ?
On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM, Michael Prescott MSc <
mike_prescott at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I second Clint’s statement, most of the test equipment I’ve brought have
> worked on switch on. I did buy a R&S CRTU with no LCD display and paid £400
> for something which didn’t work I had a lot of deep thoughts. It turns out
> CRTU was only nine years old and two months out of calibration, the issue
> was an LCD back light anyway it still used using a separate display -hence
> the price.
> I often look at the equipment brokers pieces than decide to return to the
> ‘auction site and take the risk, I’ve only had a couple of issues and I
> always had my money returned
> Mike G4WYZ
> > Experience has shown me that you can reasonably purchase good, working
> > 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,
> > thousands over what even tatty examples from equipment brokers would have
> > cost.
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> Rubidium
> >>>> 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
> >> and one of those lamps will be found to fit. I'm not in a position to
> >> 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.
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Dan
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