[rescue] geeky toys

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 23:41:27 CDT 2001

On June 21, Scott Newell wrote:
> With all the talk of SEMs and other geeky toys, what other cool unusual
> things do y'all have?
> My two geek toys are:
> A working atomic clock. (A cheap Rb, not a Cs primary standard.)

  I've got a few rubidiums (Efratom FRT and two FTS units) and a
cesium (HP 5061A).  They rock.  Chicks dig them.

> A rescued Tektronix 556 dual beam 'scope: The pinnacle of Tek's tube scope
> line.  Simply beautiful engineering and construction quality.

  WOW...now THAT kicks much ass.  I've used most of the 500 series,
and the 556 is definitely at the top of an already-high-marks class.
I'd say that's definitely a keeper!

         -Dave McGuire

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