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Farnell DTV 20 Oscilloscope

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Bill Harvey, Jan 26, 2004.

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  1. Bill Harvey

    Bill Harvey Guest


    I have just acquired a Farnell DTV 20Mhz Oscilloscope.
    I would not have gone out and bought a scope but I have dabbled in basic
    electronics and Robotics, I have got by so far without an Oscilloscope but
    have had replies to some of my posts saying check the output with an
    Oscilloscope, I was looking at getting a PC version winscope but then this
    came along.

    Anyway three questions:-

    1. My knowledge of electronics is pretty basic but is this scope any good
    for basic electronics, checking digital outputs, frequencies etc.

    2. Any idea where I can find a manual for this scope.

    3. Should I send it to a museum

    Many thanks

    "It's best to know what your looking for before you start"

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  2. Freddo Frog

    Freddo Frog Guest

    Hi Bill,

    A 20MHz scope is plenty good enough for basic electronic work, particularly
    while you are learning.
    The vast majority of projects that you will tackle while learning about
    electronics will probably require no more than about 10MHz or so of CRO
    bandwidth, unless you are going to start off doing some RF related projects.
    It will prove to be a very valuable tool to you.
    Unless you are already familiar with the operation of an oscilloscope, I
    would suggest googling for some tutorial info on how to get the best out of
    the instrument. Once you gain a good level of proficiency with the
    instrument you will wondoe how you ever managed without it.

    Good luck!
  3. Bill Harvey

    Bill Harvey Guest

    Thanks for the re-assurance.

    I have searched for info on this tupe of Oscilloscope but cannot find
    anything, I have found an advert for a guy who has a manual he wants 15
    Euros so I'll probably get it.

    Do you know of anywhere I could find basic info on using an Oscilloscope??
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