Recently, I was in urgent need for a data logger with a relatively fast sampling rate of at least 10Khz. As usually the need appeared late on Friday and system had to be functional over the weekend so ordering something was not an option. Continue reading
Bought this thing on Amazon for $25, figuring it’s not a calibrated decade box, but it’s also 1/10 of the price of more professional pieces of gear. Overall look and fit is reasonable until one looks inside the unit.
Another Hamfest find is the Sinclair Radionics PDM 35 digital multimeter. Having grown up with ZX Sinclair Spectrum clone, and reading a lot about Sir Clive Sinclair and his creation I wasn’t about to walk by this. If the look of it is a bit calculator-like, that’s because they actually reused a calculator enclosure! This was a cheap model, selling for 33 pounds in the 70-s and 80s
It’s time to see what the flea market special $5 Fluke 8000A looks like up close
Some random pictures from 2012 Rochester Hamfest. Most of the interesting stuff was in the outdoor flee market as usually:
Welcome to my blog of all things electronic. Let’s start with a family picture of my DMMs.
Left to right: ALDA M-838 DMM circa 1994; Wavetek Meterman 35XP- a handy DMM with a very annoying beep; Fluke 8842A- a high end instrument made in 1994 and still looking brand new inside (I’ll have to do a separate post on that), and finally my shiny new Agilent U1252A. You can never have too many of them- by the time you look at input current and voltage and then on the output currents and voltage, four DMMs seems like a bare minimum.