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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Shoppa)
Subject: Re: Fluke ScopeMeters?
Date: 23 Sep 2002 10:56:51 -0700
NNTP-Posting-Date: 23 Sep 2002 17:56:51 GMT
Mike Poulton wrote in message news:...
> 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?
The Fluke ScopeMeter is a very nice instrument for carrying out into the
field for diagnosis and alignment, but IMHO for bench use it's not as good
as a "real" scope. I prefer knobs and switches, not a bunch of pushbuttons,
as a user interface. And while the Fluke is great for storing single-shot
waveforms, for continuous use I still like old CRT's.
It sounds like you like some aspects of your Velleman and dislike others.
The Fluke will be stronger on your Velleman's strong points, but probably
not any better on the weak points. The Fluke is a better scopemeter but still
not a real 'scope.
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