First Lot Gone
I have been storing a load of gear that I needed to get rid of, the old gear that I got from Communications Dynamics Limited (CDL) this was the company behind the ‘Cross Field Antenna’ project on the Isle of Man, It would have been nice to restore some of this old gear and give it another life, but thanks to the Cancer it has not been touched for 2 years and now that I need space tit has to go, this way I can hopefully get some of my gear now on the benches and tested.
I was intending to restore these to fully working order, but time and cancer has got in the way, as well as this there are parts missing from each of these and although some can be easily fabricated other have meant the purchase of service kits such as the HP Signal Generator which needs a complete strip down and clean. The stuff pictured in the photo below are very good capacitance bridge, but it is in a really horrible, shaped box, I kind of hat to see that go as it was a. nice useful tool, that said I have loads that I know and Trust that are in good working order, The Old HP Series 142 that we often see as a tower are great to the collector, as they offer the collector a good selection of plug in modules that enable the collector to go from a basic scope to a high end spectrum analyser in just a few seconds by swapping out the modules which there are so many off, I think I have about 8 or 10 stuck on a shelf somewhere that will certainly require a good clean before use.
The Marconi 52370 Spectrum Analyser is a bit of a monster and beautiful inside, but sadly is missing cables and it would have been a big outlay to replace them, it is not a rarity and does not offer me anything that the Rigol’s have not got covered. Under the Marconi Spectrum Analyser is the HP’s first answer to a VNA, and basically, I nightmare to use anyway (HP 3330B and HP3570A), In front on it’s side is the Tektronix 190B AM Signal Generator, Again a semi useful bit of kit to me and in quite good condition, I tested I and it was fine, and I should have left this in a corner as it did have its uses, but alas it is a bit item so it has to go, and it had its lead as well normally that would of parted company ages ago and are a nightmare to find a good clean one these days.
On its side against the bad wallpaper is 1 of the two Transmitters that went today, this small one is so well built and personally my favourite, the large BA one is very nice but it takes up a whole rack on its own so happy to see it gone.
Last Edited : 10th July 2023