[time-nuts] 5370A on eBay

shalimr9 at gmail.com shalimr9 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 19:32:19 EST 2012

I bought two several years ago, one was advertised as working and the other as broken.
Turns out both had the same problem: the socket syndrome, common on these instruments. I paid $100 for each.

They would work intermittently. 

I have not seen one near that price recently.

I have since replaced all the sockets with gold plated, machined pin sockets and the problems are mostly gone.

Didier KO4BB

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From: Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
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On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Don Lewis <dlewis6767 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Just curious, pls....
> What would be a reasonable price to pay for one of these counters?

It seems to depend hugely on the risk you are willing to take.   This
most resent counter is listed as "not functioning as intended, returns
not accepted" but does show a mostly working display.   It might be
just fine and work OK.

Others are listed as being recently calibrated and come with 30 day warranty

I think $250 to $500 for a "It may work, but no returns accepted"
counter and a lot more for one with a warranty.

Other counters are cheaper.  the HP5328 is very affordable ($50 if you
can wait for a deal) but of course is not nearly as nice of a machine.

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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