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The only real down side to using a scope, is you have to have a known good comparison. They are few and far between. 40 years turning wrenches and I only "needed" a scope once. For a proximity sensor.

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Back in the 80s I used one quite a bit on the old air flow meters, great for that & throttle position sensors. We had a big Sun machine made especially for BMW that had everything.

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I've seen them but I never knew what they were used for, I know it has to be something above my pay grade.
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I first learned to use a scope (Tektronics Model xxx) back in the 60's while working in the Aerospace and Undersea Warfare Industry...

An oscilloscope is an invaluable tool functioning as a DC voltmeter, an AC voltmeter, a frequency meter, a wave form interpreter, a camera, and all around useful electronic tool... I cannot think of another test instrument other than an Oscilloscope that functions in so many ways... I have checked numerous audio problems and CB modulation functions on my bike with it... And today, with the small digital scopes, they are even easier to use and transport... I would not be without one...
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