It’s inevitable that as you get more and more into the electronics hobby, you’ll find yourself in need of an oscilloscope. While multimeters are great for DC measurements, most of them are pretty bad at AC measurements, particularly at higher frequencies. For folks who have little experience with them, scopes can be baffling things. There are so many switches and dials and knobs, and they have a lexicon all their own. But all is not lost….
My friend Alan Wolke (w2aew) makes these great analog scope tutorials, covering subjects like probe selection, AC/DC coupling and timebase control which will help get you started understanding how to use these amazing tools. Alan drops a lot of knowledge here — you may have to watch these more than once to pick up all that he puts down — but it’s worth it. Knowing how a scope works will save you a lot of time when you make your measurements. Even if you don’t have you own scope yet, this is a good introduction to the terminology.
Check them out and enjoy!
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