On 19 Nov 95 11:17am, MR NEWS wrote to ALL:
MN> The Radio Shack Frequency Counter has published freq ranges of 1mhz
MN> to 1300mhz.
MN> NOT TRUE!
MN> I tested it with my TV News Microwave transmitter and guess what....
MN> It read 2102.00mhz
MN> That's the center freq for 2ghz microwave ch-7 (TV Live Trucks)
MN> So it "reads much higher then the "published" specs!
MN> Anybody know just how "high" it will go???
You have stumbled onto something that many people never know about: the
published specs are usually "nominal" or guaranteed. Many units greatly
exceed the specs, as the unit is usually designed to be a little better than
the specs, so that a huge number of them will pass, even if quality control
is kept relatively loose.
In the case of a frerquency counter the frequency range that's listed is
almost always exceeded by the unit in question.
While I don't know how high your unit will go, I've measured mine at over 2
GHz. about a year ago. In the 440 band, it usually spot on.
... Cana-DOS: Yer sure, eh? (B)eauty! (N)o way! (T)ake off!
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