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What type oscilloscope to buy?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Kracker, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Kracker

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    What type should i get for cb work?


     

  2. Robb

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    Dual channel and 30mhz/minimum rated. Best to get a 100mhz, since they cost about the same used. A good brand, such as Tektronix or Hitachi. Plenty of 60-100mhz Tektronix scopes on Ebay for around $100/shipping not included.
     
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    I agree with Robb. The Techtronix scopes are really good. Stay CRT and make sure they have the little red knob in the middle of the volts. I have a digital that works just fine just weird to look at. Way easier to set your carrier and then modulation on the CRT. You will need some type of signal generator and a way to insert it to the rx side and tx side of the radio. You will also need a VTTM or another reliable device with an RF probe if you are looking to actually align a radio. 73's
     
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    I have three spectrum analyzers all tektronix, two oscillosopes same brand.
    One Nicolet digital storage scope and one B&K which is my primary scope.
    The tektronix scopes are for special projects. Both have the differential scope probe module.
    None of them are for sale.
     
  5. Onelasttime

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    Double the max mhz you plan to work on minimum.
     
  6. 2315 Robert

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    Onelasttime, I thought the same thing. My 15yo can run his 35m Tenma like a boss. Why I say. He has one friend whos got an off road radio the band escapes right now but there are like 5 channels for public use. Tuned it.
     
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    Yes I need to get a new scope I have not had one since I first got out of the hobby. So I am going to get a 100Mhz soon and something with FFT function so I can approximate a spectrum analyzer with out actually having a spectrum analyzer.
     

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