Time Domain Reflectometer (was Re: internet outages)
- Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2018 20:27:37 -0500
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Time Domain Reflectometer (was Re: internet outages)
On Sunday, December 23, 2018 07:33:38 PM Doug wrote:
> RE: Time Domain Reflectometer:
> Theoretically, you can build your own with a fast pulse generator and an
> oscilloscope. The trick is, you need a REALLY FAST oscilloscope! The
> pulse generator is easy, just a couple of transistors, maybe a diode.
> The circuit is probably in every edition of the Radio Amateur's
> Handbook. The scope is expensive. If you don't have at least a 1GHz
> digital sampling scope, don't bother!
> --doug, WA2SAY, retired RF engineer
Hmm, with CPU clocks hitting 4 GHz, I wonder how expensive an ADC converter to
work at corresponding speeds would be? (Just an idle question ;-)