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Lee G
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@zander, 

Ron,

IIRC, you bought an Owon USB o’scope some time ago. I’m wondering what your impression of it is/was?  I’m seriously considering getting one (100mhz, 4 chnl) Is it adequate for hobbyist work (Arduino’s, Picos, ESP's, RPi’s, etc.)? Is it Windows only, or will it work with MacOS (I have a M2 MacAir) or Linux? I had a Tek analog scope (that weighed a ton) many moons ago while I was working as an electronic tech in USN and later working as network analyst/engineer. Looking for something to use at home. Doesn’t have to be a fancy like a Tek and cost is a factor

Anyone else have experience with this scope (OWON VDS 6104)??.

Thanks,


   
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@lee-g Sorry Lee, I did not get much use out of that scope. I too am mostly Mac and I think that was a problem, TBH I don't remember. I asked Bill for a recommendation and went with that, I posted about it somewhere. Not what I would call expensive, but it is substantially more than any of the USB scopes.

At Bill's suggestion, I got a RIGOL DHO802. Tossed the Owon in the garbage.

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Lee G
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@zander 

Thanks,  Some of the reviews I’ve read mentioned problems with the Owon working on a Mac. I’ve also been looking at a Siglent SDS1104X-E, which is 100Mhz, 4-chnls. It has good reviews (Amazon-FWTW). But, it’s a little more than I wanted to spend. Guess I’ll keep looking. 

Thanks and Regards…lg


   
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@lee-g Siglent is a good brand, but do you really need 4 chan?

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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Lee G
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@zander 

Probably not. That's all I've had while working. You know the saying, "old ways die hard". That Rigol looks nice. 2 chnls would bring the price down to something my 'allowance' could handle. Thanks...lg


   
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