[time-nuts] Flood of low end priced VNAs on FleeBay

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 2 09:12:49 EDT 2010


Steve Rooke wrote:
> Just noticed there is a flood of lower end priced (<$5k & <<$5k) VNAs
> on FleeBay just in case anyone is looking for one. No need to thank
> me, just buy me one as well :)
> 
> Steve


Interesting... be aware that a lot of those 8510s aren't the whole 
analyzer, just the display or RF section, without the source (sweeper). 
ANd not just any sweeper will do.. you need one that the 8510 can 
control over GPIB and that has the right sync in and out.

A full 8510 has 3 or 4 boxes (depending on whether it has the 
s-parameter test set).  And, they're getting mighty long in tooth and 
tricky to fix.  I've got a cranky one at work that locks up 
occasionally, and we've been trying to figure out why.




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