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R2600B model question

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R2600B model question

Postby radiocat37 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:22 am

I know the R2600B without a tracking generator would be an R2600B-NT. If a model just has R2600B/MS on the label, does this mean with a tracking generator or how else would one know if with or without since no "NT" is present; without actually seeing it in person?
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Re: R2600B model question

Postby DJP126 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:20 pm

radiocat37 wrote:I know the R2600B without a tracking generator would be an R2600B-NT. If a model just has R2600B/MS on the label, does this mean with a tracking generator or how else would one know if with or without since no "NT" is present; without actually seeing it in person?
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When the "B" version of the R2600 came out, the tracking generator was a standard feature. The customer could "omit" the TG to save a few hundred $ when he ordered his analyzer. This is when the NT came onto the model #. The HS would designate the high stability oscillator, so an R2600B/HS would be the standard series (tracking generator included) analyzer with a high stab osc.
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Re: R2600B model question

Postby jry » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Believe on the 2600.2600A.2600B and 2550 the tracking gen was optional. The 2600C and later had it as standard except for the noted 2600C-NT version

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Re: R2600B model question

Postby radiocat37 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Thanks for info. I meant /HS, not /MS. I wasn't sure about the high stability xtal, but a little google search cleared it up. I weant ahead and purchased it. I have used an R2600, but have never bought one. I am seriously upgrading from my IFR 1000S. I need some much more advanced functions. Thanks again and any additional info appreciated on owning one. I also have an R2210B, which is great but no spectrum analyzer.
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Re: R2600B model question

Postby xmo » Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Dave is correct.

The tracking generator was standard on the R2600B unless deleted by ordering R2600B-NT.

There was no tracking generator available on the R2600A. Also the spectrum analyzer on the R2600A was limited to a maximum 10MHz span.

That was increased to 100 MHz in the 2600B when the 50 MHz tracking generator was added.

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Re: R2600B model question

Postby jry » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:16 am

Most of the data sheets floating around are for the 2600C vintage so that's where I assumed it came in as the standard.

Actually not sure the initial 2600/ 2600A officially had the tracking gen ...just the sweep generator and the SA was limited to a 10Mhz window ...pretty much like the 2001D in that regard.

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Re: R2600B model question

Postby radiocat37 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:43 pm

Well I got it this week and it is perfect. I am reading through the manual to learn how to set up some more advanced functions; tracking generator and duplex mode. I am wondering what one of the R2600B/HS units cost when new. Anyone know what the retail price on these were when new?
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Re: R2600B model question

Postby DJP126 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:07 pm

IIRC when the R-2001D was replaced by the R-2600A, the 2001D went for $19,500 and the R2600A went for around $12.700 (yes an actual price decrease with more advanced technology). The "B" version was about the same. The main reason for the change from the "A" to the "B", a major component on the processor board was made "obsolete". The processor board had to be redesigned to accommodate the change in components.
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