[time-nuts] Z3801A's

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Thu Jan 12 17:21:26 EST 2012


Hi

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. 

Bob

-----Original Message-----
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

Hello all,

    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.

Thank you,
Brad Stockdale


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