From: Mike Poulton
Subject: Fluke ScopeMeters?
Date: 22 Sep 2002 20:52:50 GMT
Organization: MTP Technologies
I am in a rather dubious position here. A few years ago, our house and
everything in it was destroyed by toxic mold. Our insurance company won't
pay, but we expect them to once the litigation is over -- the contract
clearly covers such damage. That means I will get to replace all my old
stuff with new stuff. That's good, except that I am presently without
stuff! It took years to collect all that. I have started replacing it bit
by bit, but I have held out on all the major test equipment. I had a
Tektronics 20MHz dual trace analog scope, a 2MHz function generator,
several small DMM's, and a great Fluke DMM (don't remember the model, but
it was one of the best). Now I have two cheap DMM's from Radio Shack and a
handheld scope from Velleman.
The question is this: Should I replace my scope and DMM's with a Fluke
ScopeMeter? I can get a Fluke 199C ScopeMeter for about the cost of all my
previous test equipment. Most of my work is in audio and IF frequencies,
and also way up in the UHF range (no scope for that!). I love the Velleman
handheld scope, but it is nearly useless for anything serious. What have
been people's impressions of the ScopeMeters? Are they good scopes, or
have compromises been made to enable portability? Is the DMM function as
good as other Fluke DMM's?
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