[time-nuts] Two PICTIC II bare boards for sale

Mark Danon mdanon1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 16:40:26 EDT 2012

OK, thanks Tom. I didnt realize.

On 10/23/12, Tom Van Baak <tvb at leapsecond.com> wrote:
>> Hey guys, im still looking to buy an optio 01 kit for my HP 58503A...
>> if anyone happesn to know where I might pick one up, I would great
>> appreciate it.
> Hi Mark,
> Postings like this are sort of ok, but not twice in a week.
> The 58503A itself is an exceptional device but the addition of the 01 kit
> (or the 58503B's that include the display/keyboard by default) make an
> especially beautiful and useful bench instrument. You probably don't know
> that these kits are quite rare and command a very high price. My suggestion
> is to keep an open search on eBay and one may show up within a year for
> under 500. You can sometimes find a used 58503B with display for around 1k.
> Or you cold hunt for a dead unit that still has the display, case, and
> buttons intact and use all the parts.
> Alternatively you can home-brew a nice LCD, Nixie, or VFD display for the
> 58503 using existing headers on the board or using SCPI over a RS232 tap. I
> think it would be a fun project; something you could share with the group. I
> suspect quite a number people would be interested. Furthermore, if you did
> it as a RS232 tap and enjoy microcontrollers, you could make it work with
> many different models (Z3801, 58503, 59551, Fury, and TBolts).
> /tvb
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