Hewlett-Packard 8620C Sweep Oscillator

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HP Catalog CostLow BidHigh Bidaverage
$2650.00 (1980)
$3865.00 (1986)
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$201.00 4/8/02 #1719438641 misterrb
$315.00 6/18/04 #3822667674 boss1 (9 bids $150 start) (w/86290A RF Plug-in) (no details)
$256.00 (+$29.95 ship) 6/4/09 #150348590058 federalsurplusnet (5 bids $99.95 start) (w/86222B - powers on)
$106.38 (+$19.99 ship) 8/3/09 #200367501571 rdrumm (9 bids $49.95 start) (w/86222B - powers up)
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    THE HEWLETT PACKARD 8620C SOLID STATE SWEEPER SYSTEM OFFERS THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE 8620C MAINFRAME IN ADDITION TO A CHOICE OF SINGLE BAND, MULTIBAND, STRADDLE-BAND, AND BROADBAND PLUG-INS. THE 8620 SYSTEM ALSO OFFERS HIGH OUTPUT WITH SOLID STATE RELIABILITY- GREATER THAN 10 MW LEVELED TO 22 GHZ.

    THE FUNDAMENTAL OSCILLATORS USED IN THE PLUG-INS AND MODULES ARE YIG TUNED TRANSISTOR OR BULK EFFECT CIRCUITS. YIG TUNING RESULTS IN EXCEPTIONAL TUNING LINEARITY, LOW NOISE, AND LOW SPURIOUS CONTENT; IT ALSO ALLOWS FREQUENCY MODULATION AT HIGH RATES AND WIDE DEVIATIONS WITH LOW DISTORTION.