In case no one cares, both the Tek TDS-310 'scope and HP P3015 printer have arrived. Both have been extensively evaluated, and.......... Sell my clothes 'cuz I think I died and went to heaven!
The 'scope is clean, gently used, has a beautifully sharp display, and is balls-on dead accurate against the internal calibrator. While everything I'll probably ever need can be handled by the Tek 2213 'scope I already have, the TDS-310 is like the Star Trek version. For the first time in a long time I actually RTFB and once I got the Zen of the menu flow the rest came intuitively. All I know is the calibrator is 'sposed to be a 5 volt square wave at 1 KC. The display looks exactly square with no distortion and through a 10:1 probe the autoset / auto measurement setup gives me 500 mV @ 997 CPS. O. M. G. I am not worthy, I am not worthy...
As for the printer, yes it has the network print option and duplexer. Also clean and gently used, the only issues were two keys mashed down on the control panel (which is a UPS thing since the auction pictures show them un-mashed) and a toner cart with an aging photo conductor. Prints well at 42 pages per minute ( ! ) but black is more like a slate grey. I bought two spare carts for it but at the moment have no desire to swap the original. The background is still clean. It's good enough for now and is darkening slightly as I'm using it. The two mashed buttons popped back into place with a little nudge from a small screwdriver. The test page tells me 115,007 total pages printed since new and I suspect this model series has a design life approaching a million. Which is more than adequate. It does not
need one, but if and when, a rubber roller refurb kit can be found for $39.95. Then I'm good to go for another jillion pages.
As for radio stuff... Check this out: ( click the pics for more )
And one more:
Remember that someone walked into their local Goodwill donation center and dropped these off 'cuz they had no further use for 'em... Or their accountant suggested a good charitable donation could be more useful. In any case, given the locations, I suspect that person was not