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Old 24th February 2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Help checking out a Tek 2465

I happened upon a 2465A from a work related acquaintence which I should have in my hands this coming week. I was given a few pictures of it. It looks very very clean but does not have the top snap bag for holding probes etc. One of the pictures shows the first diagnostic screen - this display looks sharp and even. There's a cal sticker showing it was last calibrated in late 2011. I'd like to find out what checks I can do to get a sense of whether there's anything wrong with it. Thanks.

Oh, I have the operating manual and the calibration manual.
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Old 24th February 2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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Do a google search on “tektronix 2465a” and you'll find a couple Youtube videos with a little information then go to;

Oscilloscope Tutorial | Tektronix

and you'll find an oscilloscope tutorial and more.
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Old 24th February 2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Ron.
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Old 25th February 2013, 01:47 AM   #4
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afaik, if it passes all the tests, then there is nothing more to do.

I have one... nice scope.

Put it on the calibrator and look... keep in mind that channels 3 &4 are
not quite the same as 1 & 2.

Also, read the manual, there are a few buttons to push to make it do things that older scopes did with knobs specific for the job.

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PS. use a 10x probe normally, this scope has a somewhat limited max input voltage. I'm fixing to buy a 2kv probe for mine...
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Old 25th February 2013, 02:17 AM   #5
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PS. use a 10x probe normally, this scope has a somewhat limited max input voltage. I'm fixing to buy a 2kv probe for mine...
Okay Bear. Did the 465B have the same sort of limitations, or was it "more capable" taking into account its smaller bandwidth and 2-channel input?
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Old 27th February 2013, 02:52 AM   #6
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Nothing new to report, other than the scope should be here sometime next week.
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Old 7th March 2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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Scope arrived yesterday. All channels show a clean, sharp trace and the display shows no blooming or burn. All functions tested so far appear to work!
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