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Thu Jan 12 17:21:26 EST 2012
Neither unit is very common. In the same sort of venue, the 3801's sell for
about half of what the 3815's sell for. If the 3801 is re-packaged to look
like the instrument version, it's price goes up.
On your favorite auction site 3815's typically sell for $400 to $550
delivered to the US from the usual suspects. Single unit auctions from
normal people would be well below that, but very uncommon.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Brad Stockdale
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:18 PM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Z3801A's
A few years ago, I bought several HP Z3801A's. When they all
arrived, I added the internal jumpers for selecting between RS232 and
RS422, and connected them all to antennas and a PC to verify
functionality of the units as a whole and their timekeeping abilities.
They all worked perfect and fell well within the normal ranges of operation.
Since then, I've had a lot of drama in my life. I've changed jobs a
couple times, moved a couple times, etc etc. Well, my life is starting
to calm down some and I'm trying to get back into my hobbies, one of
which is being a time nut.
I'm thinking about tracking down a couple Z3815A's and possibly
other pieces of hardware to add to my collection. To fund buying the
other equipment, I was thinking about getting rid of a couple of my
Z3801A's. I usually don't like to get rid of any piece of equipment, but
if I was getting rid of one GPSDO so that I can get other related
equipment, I don't think I'd feel too much remorse.
My question is this... What is the current market value on working
and tested Z3801A's? And for that matter, what is the usual market value
on Z3815A's? Trying to see if I can make this work somehow.
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