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Old 8th January 2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Spectrum Analyzer Plug in for Tektronix 5103

Hello,
I just have purchased a Spectrum Analyzer 5L4N plug in for Tektronik scope 5103. I am wondering if anyone has manual for this plug in. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 8th January 2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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www.w7fg.com has the manual for $44 which is probably what it will cost to print one.

the 5L4N has a nice comb filter to help align it, but you really need the extender cards to do the complete alignment.

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Thank you Jackinnj for the info. I will go for it. I actually purchased really nice manual from different place for $ 15, for differential amplifier 5A21N. It is really nicely printed.
Since I am eager to try it tonight (it arrived today) could you tell me where it gets plugged in 5103?
I think it takes horizontal and one vertical slot, but I am not sure. Also what are the extender cards that you are mentioning? Do you have their number or name?
Thank you very much for pointing mr out.
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That manual seems to be really uncommon. $35 from yourmanualsource.com

Haven't used one, so can't offer much on installation and operation.
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It gets plugged into the two right compartments of the 5103N.

It also takes a lot of patience!
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Old 9th January 2008, 05:00 AM   #6
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Thanks, I tried it and it works. I was able to figure out to get some reading, so I do not have to worry since this was eBay purchase. Now I will get full manual in order to be able to use it meaningfully.
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While the 5000 series scopes are pretty low bandwidth, they are very low noise -- I am glad to hear that you got the differential amplifier as well.
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While the 5000 series scopes are pretty low bandwidth, they are very low noise -- I am glad to hear that you got the differential amplifier as well.
I think Tek 5000 is a good buy considering amount of plug ins. Differential amplifier was $ 15 in a perfect shape. I paid more for the manual than for the plug in itself. I still have to look for differential probes. Yes, I agree with you regarding the bandwidth, but I think it is quite sufficient for all my analog measurement (it certainly has bigger bandwidth than my knowledge
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This scope goes for low price on eBay $ 100 - 200 and they are usually loaded. I got mine for $ 132 with time base and two dual amplifiers (4 inputs) Someone could find these even for less. I have another HP with higher bandwidth but I wanted to have this one because of versatility. 7000 series would be nice but they are more expensive. All together, scope, with time base, two dual amplifiers, differential amplifier and spectrum analyzer were roughly $ 300.00
What I am missing now is good function generator.
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What I am missing now is good function generator.
There's an AP-One on EBay at the moment -- first generation obviously -- you'll have to enter Audio Precision in the search engine because the unit is in the wrong category.
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If anybody here is willing to spend serious money on a top-of-the-line audio analyzer, Stanford Research has a special for their new SR1. Very close to an AP, MUCH easier to use software, and for a fraction of the price.
The special runs for a limited time at $ 6900. I played with it at the AES.

http://www.thinksrs.com/products/SR1.htm

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