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Compiled by Eddie Ciletti
A Dual Trace Oscilloscope, where Dual
Trace = Two Channels (think STEREO). 20 mHz is enough bandwidth to
look at Audio and into the RF region. These are is just about the
most basic analog scopes you can buy. The alternative option is 'used,'
but that requires buying from a reputable source and getting a guarantee.
OSCILLATOR: Your workstation
also does this and more (like pink noise), but a handy battery-powered
unit is more portable and this one has remarkably low distortion - 0.03%
- for it's price.
Soldering Tip Options: Most soldering
irons come with one tip and it's not the one you want. Be sure to
buy all three. You'll see a big price difference between the Real
and the Chinese, the latter being affordable enough to buy more than one.
Soldering tips do wear out.
Don't forget the solder and the wick! We've
been using the solder on the right - it works well and is affordable.
My fave Desoldering braid is in the center - I buy the big spool because
it is more cost effective. Be sure to buy this exact type - even
if you choose a shorter length - because it works the best of all I've
Below is a sample of a handful of places
to get parts and stuff they carry...