[time-nuts] Looking for a Counter

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Thu Oct 6 12:29:12 EDT 2011


Hi

Maintainable is a tough call on a lot of stuff. You might do better to shop
for a counter in the $30 to 50 range and plan on buying 2 or 3. There are a
lot of people selling printed manuals for the price of a counter ...

Quick check of $30 to $50 shows:

HP5314
HP5315
HP5316
HP5326
HP5383

Fluke 1952
Fluke 1953

above the $50 limit but below $100

HP5345
HP5328
HP5335

Others that *should* be below $50

HP5381
HP5382

All have their quirks and issues. I'd simply troll the auctions and plan on
placing a number of low bids. In a month or two you should be able to get
what you need cheap. I would shop price rather than a specific model, since
there are a lot of boxes that will do what you need to do. 

Bob



-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:47 AM
To: time-nuts
Subject: [time-nuts] Looking for a Counter

I would like to get a counter that
     a) has 10 MHz clock input
     b) counts directly to 30 MHz (50 or 145 preferred)

I would like it to be maintainable and well under $100
including shipping.

I have seen Fluke 1953a counters advertised on Ebay.
Is this a good choice or would something else be better?

-- 
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R     caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231   503-614-0430


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