Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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More eBay test gear goodness

I've been wanting a datascope for a while. (A datascope is a device that can monitor an RS-232 serial connumications link and display exactly what went on, including every character sent, the states of the control lines, etcetera.) I found one that I liked on eBay, an HP 4957A. I put in a bid for a little over $200, since that's what they seemed to be going for.

This morning, some test equipment reseller outbid me rather badly. I went looking for more, and found an HP J2300A. A bit of Googling pointed me at a couple of links that said it's essentially a modernized 4957A. Buy It Now price: $115. Needless to say, I jumped all over it.

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