[rescue] geeky toys

John Honniball rescue at sunhelp.org
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.

John Honniball
Email: John.Honniball at uwe.ac.uk
University of the West of England

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