[time-nuts] OT favorite signal generator?

Patrick optomatic at rogers.com
Fri Jun 19 08:41:15 EDT 2009


Thanks John

With regard to frequency and price, low frequency is fine for me and I
am hoping to buy something for < $250-Patrick

John Miles wrote:
> Budget?  Freq range?
>
> HP 8657As are good general-purpose SGs.  Reliable, serviceable, and
> reasonably clean.  Avoid 8656s and 8660s IMHO unless you can get one for
> next to nothing.
>
> If you don't mind getting your hands dirty there have been some inexpensive
> 8662As on the surplus market lately.  They are cleaner than most, have an
> actual tuning knob, and include sweep capability.  They are complex,
> sometimes maintenance-intensive, and very hard to ship safely, and many of
> the ones you find on eBay have lived hard lives.
>
> -- john, KE5FX
>
>
>   
>> Hey everyone
>>
>> Sorry for the off topic post. I have received great advice in the past
>> with items for my little shop and I can't resist to ask again.
>>
>> I am thinking about buying a signal generator. I suspect that I will
>> mostly use it to inject low uV/mV signals into the amplification stages
>> of the laboratory instruments I service.
>>
>> Any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated-Patrick
>>
>>     
>
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