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Oscilloscope donation for a beginner - request

Started by Fenclu July 14, 2012
Phil Hobbs wrote:
> > Will it run on 64b outside a VM? You could install it in a VM to some > convenient directoy, zip it up, and copy it outside the VM's disk > image. (I have Win7 64b running under QEMU/KVM, so I could try it > myself.)
It was written for Win 95, and I don't have any 64 bit computers to try it on, right now. I would have to try it on someone else's system. Another feature I would like is for it to rember your user name and only ask for your password when you start the program.
On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote:
> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message > news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... >> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi >>> >>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm >>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to >>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in >>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. >>> >>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope >>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can >>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but >>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only >>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from >>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to >>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe >>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. >>> >>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. >>> >>> Best regards >>> Jakub (fenclu) >> > <snip> > The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level page > doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need subscription? > >> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified >> "http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling- >> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" >> > >
Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: ***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo*** Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search box. Ed
On 2012-07-16 14:04:01 +0000, Michael A. Terrell said:

> Phil Hobbs wrote: >> >> Will it run on 64b outside a VM? You could install it in a VM to some >> convenient directoy, zip it up, and copy it outside the VM's disk >> image. (I have Win7 64b running under QEMU/KVM, so I could try it >> myself.) > > > It was written for Win 95, and I don't have any 64 bit computers to > try it on, right now. I would have to try it on someone else's system. > Another feature I would like is for it to rember your user name and only > ask for your password when you start the program.
b.terry@gmx.com -- B. Terry
On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:48:51 -0700 (PDT), Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Hi > >I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm from =
Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to learn = electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in my lab. = I obviously can't afford one.
> >So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope leftover=
and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can pay for the = shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but it's still much = cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only accept an oscilloscope = from someone from Europe, escpecially from Poland or from a nearby = coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to ship it from USA to Poland. = I guess I could accept one out of Europe if the postage is under 50 bucks= but I doubt it would be that cheap.
> >It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. > >Best regards >Jakub (fenclu)
Have you looked at USB 'scopes? You might get near your target price - performance goal and get new. ?-)
On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> =
wrote:

>On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: >> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message >> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... >>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>> Hi >>>> >>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm >>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen =
to
>>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope =
in
>>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. >>>> >>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope >>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can >>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but >>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only >>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from >>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to >>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe >>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. >>>> >>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. >>>> >>>> Best regards >>>> Jakub (fenclu) >>> >> <snip> >> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level =
page
>> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need =
subscription?
>> >>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified >>> =
"http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-
>>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" >>> >> >> > >Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: > >***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampli=
ng-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo***
> >Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no >spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search >box. > >Ed
There is no need to google that, it is direct link. ?-)
josephkk wrote:
> > On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> wrote: > > >On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: > >> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message > >> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... > >>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> > >>>> Hi > >>>> > >>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm > >>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to > >>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in > >>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. > >>>> > >>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope > >>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can > >>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but > >>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only > >>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from > >>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to > >>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe > >>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. > >>>> > >>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. > >>>> > >>>> Best regards > >>>> Jakub (fenclu) > >>> > >> <snip> > >> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level page > >> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need subscription? > >> > >>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified > >>> "http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling- > >>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" > >>> > >> > >> > > > >Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: > > > >***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo***
<http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo>
> >Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no > >spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search > >box. > > > >Ed > > There is no need to google that, it is direct link.
Not in netscape. It is a link with three * added. That's why you put it between <>
On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:55:50 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell"
<mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote:

> >josephkk wrote: >>=20 >> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> =
wrote:
>>=20 >> >On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: >> >> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message >> >> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... >> >>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> >> >>>> Hi >> >>>> >> >>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. =
I'm
>> >>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm =
keen to
>> >>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an =
oscilloscope in
>> >>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. >> >>>> >> >>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope >> >>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I =
can
>> >>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive =
but
>> >>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only >> >>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from >> >>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD=
to
>> >>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of =
Europe
>> >>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that =
cheap.
>> >>>> >> >>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. >> >>>> >> >>>> Best regards >> >>>> Jakub (fenclu) >> >>> >> >> <snip> >> >> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level =
page
>> >> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need =
subscription?
>> >> >> >>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified >> >>> =
"http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-
>> >>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" >> >>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: >> > >> = >***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampli=
ng-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo***
> ><http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling=
-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo>
> >> >Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no >> >spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search >> >box. >> > >> >Ed >>=20 >> There is no need to google that, it is direct link. > > > Not in netscape. It is a link with three * added. That's why you put >it between <>
Only if you do not know how to see the begin and end of the actual link provided. BTW the original was delineated with quote characters. Another fairly obvious easy to see the real beginning and end of the URL. Nor is <> a reliable means of preventing word wrap or folding of the URL. ?-)
josephkk wrote:
> > On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:55:50 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell" > <mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > > >josephkk wrote: > >> > >> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> wrote: > >> > >> >On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: > >> >> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message > >> >> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... > >> >>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >>> > >> >>>> Hi > >> >>>> > >> >>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm > >> >>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to > >> >>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in > >> >>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope > >> >>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can > >> >>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but > >> >>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only > >> >>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from > >> >>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to > >> >>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe > >> >>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> Best regards > >> >>>> Jakub (fenclu) > >> >>> > >> >> <snip> > >> >> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level page > >> >> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need subscription? > >> >> > >> >>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified > >> >>> "http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling- > >> >>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" > >> >>> > >> >> > >> >> > >> > > >> >Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: > >> > > >> >***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo*** > > > ><http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo> > > > >> >Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no > >> >spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search > >> >box. > >> > > >> >Ed > >> > >> There is no need to google that, it is direct link. > > > > > > Not in netscape. It is a link with three * added. That's why you put > >it between <> > > Only if you do not know how to see the begin and end of the actual link > provided. BTW the original was delineated with quote characters. Another > fairly obvious easy to see the real beginning and end of the URL. > > Nor is <> a reliable means of preventing word wrap or folding of the URL. > > ?-)
Of course there's always TinyURL, which has a Firefox add-on so it's just a right click to get the URL in the clipboard ready to be pasted into a post. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 845-480-2058 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net
josephkk wrote:
> > On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:55:50 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell" > <mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote: > > > > >josephkk wrote: > >> > >> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> wrote: > >> > >> >On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: > >> >> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message > >> >> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... > >> >>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >>> > >> >>>> Hi > >> >>>> > >> >>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm > >> >>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to > >> >>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in > >> >>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope > >> >>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can > >> >>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but > >> >>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only > >> >>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from > >> >>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to > >> >>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe > >> >>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. > >> >>>> > >> >>>> Best regards > >> >>>> Jakub (fenclu) > >> >>> > >> >> <snip> > >> >> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level page > >> >> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need subscription? > >> >> > >> >>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified > >> >>> "http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling- > >> >>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" > >> >>> > >> >> > >> >> > >> > > >> >Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: > >> > > >> >***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo*** > > > ><http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo> > > > >> >Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no > >> >spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search > >> >box. > >> > > >> >Ed > >> > >> There is no need to google that, it is direct link. > > > > > > Not in netscape. It is a link with three * added. That's why you put > >it between <> > > Only if you do not know how to see the begin and end of the actual link > provided. BTW the original was delineated with quote characters. Another > fairly obvious easy to see the real beginning and end of the URL. > > Nor is <> a reliable means of preventing word wrap or folding of the URL.
It works for the half dozen news clients I've tried it on. I know that there are a lot of others, but I'm not going to keep trying new ones, if I don't have to. :)
On 7/17/2012 10:15 PM, josephkk wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:55:50 -0400, "Michael A. Terrell" > <mike.terrell@earthlink.net> wrote: > >> >> josephkk wrote: >>> >>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:42:53 -0400, ehsjr <ehsjr@nospamverizon.net> wrote: >>> >>>> On 7/14/2012 10:45 PM, Bruce Varley wrote: >>>>> "Mike" <spam@me.not> wrote in message >>>>> news:XnsA090BA2E8309Bidtokenpost@69.16.185.250... >>>>>> Fenclu <jakubf2007@gmail.com> wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>>> Hi >>>>>>> >>>>>>> I'm probably not the first one to ask for a free oscilloscope. I'm >>>>>>> from Poland and here oscilloscopes are rare and expensive. I'm keen to >>>>>>> learn electronics and I just can't continue without an oscilloscope in >>>>>>> my lab. I obviously can't afford one. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> So, to all engineers out there : if someone has an oscilloscope >>>>>>> leftover and would like to donate it I would gladly accept it. I can >>>>>>> pay for the shipping, which is still going to be very expensive but >>>>>>> it's still much cheaper than an oscilloscope. I think I can only >>>>>>> accept an oscilloscope from someone from Europe, escpecially from >>>>>>> Poland or from a nearby coutry, because it would cost over 150USD to >>>>>>> ship it from USA to Poland. I guess I could accept one out of Europe >>>>>>> if the postage is under 50 bucks but I doubt it would be that cheap. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> It would be best if the scope was over 20MHz bandwidth. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Best regards >>>>>>> Jakub (fenclu) >>>>>> >>>>> <snip> >>>>> The link below seems to be truncated, and going into the top level page >>>>> doesn't seem to have a navigation trail to it. Does it need subscription? >>>>> >>>>>> 1-GHz Sampling Oscilloscope Front End Is Easily Modified >>>>>> "http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling- >>>>>> oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo" >>>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>> >>>> Line break problem. You need to us the whole thing: >>>> >>>> ***http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo*** >> >> <http://electronicdesign.com/article/test-and-measurement/1-ghz-sampling-oscilloscope-front-end-is-easily-mo> >> >>>> Copy everything between the *** start and the *** end, with no >>>> spaces due to line break, and paste that into the Google search >>>> box. >>>> >>>> Ed >>> >>> There is no need to google that, it is direct link. >> >> >> Not in netscape. It is a link with three * added. That's why you put >> it between <> > > Only if you do not know how to see the begin and end of the actual link > provided.
I posted it the way I did to avoid all that happy horseshit. It (the way I posted it) was NOT a direct link, nor intended to be a direct link. Some people for some reason have problems clicking on direct links, and getting to the right place. Thus the idea of putting it in the Google search box. Ed
> BTW the original was delineated with quote characters. Another > fairly obvious easy to see the real beginning and end of the URL. > > Nor is <> a reliable means of preventing word wrap or folding of the URL. > > ?-) >