[rescue] geeky toys
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Fri Jun 22 05:27:38 CDT 2001
On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 22:23:50 -0500 Scott Newell
<newell at cei.net> wrote:
> My two geek toys are:
> A working atomic clock. (A cheap Rb, not a Cs primary standard.)
I have a couple of radio clocks, which pick up the 60kHz
transmissions from MSF at Rugby.
> A rescued Tektronix 556 dual beam 'scope: The pinnacle of Tek's tube scope
> line. Simply beautiful engineering and construction quality.
My Tek 575 is a transistor curve-tracer. It was built on
the island of Guernsey in 1965 and is still working fine.
Just needs some oil in the fan bearings every now and then.
Email: John.Honniball at uwe.ac.uk
University of the West of England
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