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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Dec 15, 2005.

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  1. Guest

    I am in the process of moving & need to get rid of an oscilloscope.
    It's a 10 mhz Heathkit dual trace from the late 70's. I know, not
    worth much in $$$ (looked at selling it on ebay, where similar units go
    for about $20, it's not worth the time/trouble to pack properly for
    that money). Works great, even has a new CRT. No probes. If anyone
    wants to pick it up (Columbus, Ohio area) you can have it, otherwise
    it's going out in the trash next Thursday. Much as I hate to do

  2. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello David,
    That would be sad. If no takers here, can't you give it to a school?
    Such a scope should be perfectly fine for simple electronic experiments.
    Plus the chances that it 'grows legs and disappears' are pretty slim so
    they'd have to worry less about that.

    Heck, I still use my first scope, a 30 year old Hameg 8MHz single trace.
    No trigger, just sync, but it's fine for most quick checks.

    Regards, Joerg
  3. Guest

    I'd love it, but I'm in Malaysia. Apart from the transport problem we
    use the British standard 240V main. Best to do what Joerg suggested and
    donate it to a school.
  4. Guest

    I'm sure even the local vocational high schools are more state of the
    art than this (I attended one studying electronics when this thing was
    made, I couldn't afford this unit then, though I would have loved it.
    I was really into building stuff in those days, both kits & from
    scratch. One such kit was a Heathkit 2 1/2 digit DVM using nixie
    tubes! Anyone else here that old?!? Heath actually had STORES then. I
    can still picture these very 'scopes sitting on the shelf next to the
    DVM I bought). They're not going to be interested. As to the 240,
    it's dual voltage. Heathkit from this period was nice equipment. It
    pains me to toss it, it really does, but I have a 60 mhz B&K, I just
    can't take both.

  5. said
    Put it out front, overnight, with a forsale sign. $50

    It'll be gone by morning.
  6. Warren Weber

    Warren Weber Guest

    David.. My first Heathkit was that DVM you have. I still have mine also.
  7. Guest

    Put it out front, overnight, with a forsale sign. $50
    It'll be gone by morning."

    Yeah, it''l be gone, but only because it'll be covered with SNOW.
  8. Guest

    Warren-I don't actually have the meter any longer ;-(
  9. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    I had a couple of ( not fabulous but vaguely functional ) Tek 545s that had
    to be junked when my former colleague moved out of his office premises. No
    room to keep them.

    There's probably health and safety regs that stop schools here in the uk for
    example from accepting such equipment that doesn't have modern safety

  10. The school might have better scopes, but a lot of the students don't
    own a scope.
  11. Is there a free trader magazine (newspaper) in your town? This might
    be a way to find a home for this equipment.
  12. JW

    JW Guest

    You beat me to it. I'm sure the teacher could find a willing taker.
  13. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I've also seen bulleting boards in grocery stores and stuff, where
    folks can put up ads and such.

    Good Luck!
  14. try, it REALLY works.


  15. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Graham,
    Sad. Those were especially good in winter as they heated the room nicely.

    I have the impression Europe is beginning to regulate itself into
    oblivion. WEEE and all that stuff. It'll kill a lot of small biz.

    I wonder, has anybody ever been electrocuted by a scope? I mean not by
    hooking up something wrong but by the scope itself.

    Regards, Joerg
  16. Simon

    Simon Guest

    With the $50 left behind?
  17. Simon said
    Doubtful. ;-)

    I've "sold" a couple things like this. It's particularly useful when
    getting _rid_ of the item is more important than getting _paid_ for
    the item.
  18. Had a Sony 27" TV that we didn't want, so I just put it outside by the
    garbage a day early with the remote taped to the top and a sign saying
    "Works-free". It was gone in a few hours (probably for service as a
    video game monitor). Decent wood furniture goes a lot faster though.

    Hey, there's always Goodwill to donate it to.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  19. There's also the Salivation Army. ;-P

  20. Rich Grise, but drunk said
    Is that the female Swedish division?
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