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Author Topic: Seeking Advice On Hunting Sweep Generator At Hamfest  (Read 5336 times)
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2024, 02:10:02 PM »

   That's a darned shame; I'm very sorry to hear that. I've always been fortunate in buying used test gear, especially HP, but getting a lemon is always a risk. Don't dumpster it, the fix might be simple, when you have time later on. The service manual is out there.
   And, just to be sure, I suggest going back and trying it again—a sanity check, some might say. I've worked in electronics all my life, and I can't tell you how many times I've assumed that a piece of gear wasn't functioning correctly, only to find that I'd made a simple mistake in the setup. Always troubleshoot the operator first!
   So where to now? If you're not inclined to risk getting another lemon—and I don't blame you—there's always the modern Chinese gear out there, from Amazon and eBay and such.

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2024, 04:19:40 PM »

Yeah I've gone back and performed enough experiments and  I'm sure enough it's no good. So I guess back up on ebay it goes. I got enough other projects. I I have too many things around here that need fixing I tend to get mind-cluttered and nothing ends up getting the attention it needs. This HP is mighty fancy. I might not even have the knowledge to tackle it. And in the end it's really a VHF sweeper. 455 is right at the bottom of its range and it's the dickens to get that accurately. And most of what I do is HF. I'm sticking it back up for sale. There's other guys  out there who can dive right in and get it right. It's a nice machine in beautiful shape.
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