Philips PM3232 10Mhz Scope FOC
Free to a good home, a Philips PM3232 10Mhz scope, probe not included I'm afraid. Needs a little TLC to the switches etc but does give a very bright, well focused display. I can deliver it locally in the North East or Yorkshire this weekend.
Need to know asap as if unclaimed it will be going to the skip Monday.
That's a nice scope but unfortunately no use to me, gave away most of my test equipment a few years ago incl a Tektronics 100Mhz scope and probes.
Please, please, please, someone give this a home! I would if it wasn't at the other end of the country. These are lovely, simple to understand and use scopes with good sensitivity- maybe they are only 10MHz, but that still encompasses a lot of day-to-day fixing. The tube is a big, bright, sharp device with beam-splitting (i.e. single gun/brightness/focus, but two pairs of deflection plates), so no dual trace circuitry to complicate, go wrong, confuse or give alt/chop ambiguity. The PSU uses my favourite Philips architecture (as does the PM3217 here) of conventional 50Hz laminated transformer input providing raw 24VDC into a push-pull HF Royer oscillator that produces the spread of rails simply, safely and efficiently- ISTR the consumption is less than 20W. This also means that it can be run from 24VDC, if you happen to be in a lorry. Or an aeroplane.... There's not a single specialist IC inside, or any ICs at all for that matter, just good ol' BC/BF silicon. There's a PM3232 here, also a 3233 (identcal, just the delay line option). It would make an excellent tuition aid- I live in hope of there being people younger than me still being inclined to mend things....
Forgot to mention (as a TV industry chap)- these have good TV triggering, with change from line- to field-sync at appropriate timebase speed.
If only it was 50+ Mhz, I would have been interested, such a straight forward simple design too. Fingers crossed it finds a good home soon.
Just to add that I'm happy to transport it further south if needed - if Marc's happy to do the stabling point routine, it can be got from there.
With Marc's kind offer and a bit of scheming from Catho, it sounds like this scope could be got to me (thanks folks), so I'd like to put my hand up for it please if it hasn't been claimed in the meantime,
Looks like a plan 🙂
It's yours Colin, glad to see it's going to a good home. I'm at work this weekend and supposed to be covering Yorkshire so I may be able to get it to Marc's if he's about.
Thanks John, much obliged- as I was saying, I do like these basic Philips scopes, though I do hear some people rubbishing them! And thanks again to the others in the chain, hopefully I can do some return favours in the future,
This excellent little scope now safely rehomed to me (transfer at a fruitful Dunstable Downs rally), so thanks to Jayceebee for putting it up here in the first place and all those in the chain,