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Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:31 am
by undex
Anyone know a test/cal facility performing calibration certifications for the 120-E?
Potomac wants to sell their new 4100 and will not even look at my WX unit.

Any thoughts?

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:56 am
by RGORJANCE
Give this company a call - INSTRUMENT CALIBRATION SERVICES - 800-826-3759. I know for sure they will do the Potomac FIM series, but I don't know about the NC.

You can also google them and that will get you to their web site for more detailed info.

The one time I had experience with them, they were very fast on the turn-around and less costly that Potomac.

Bob

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 12:28 pm
by Deep Thought
Don't bother with Potomac. They won't even work on their own stuff anymore and use the call as an opportunity to sell you a wildly overpriced new box. Because of this I generally avoid all of their stuff now wherever possible.

The company Bob listed is a good bet. If they are in the biz they've seen those 120-E's before.

Oh, and welcome to the club!

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 12:12 am
by boiseengineer(old)
Anybody actually get the *NEW* box? Know of at least one station that canceled their order after waiting nearly a year and it was never shipped.

Re: NEW POTOMAC FIELD METER

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:51 am
by RGORJANCE
I have only had a very brief field intro to the meter. While it seems quite capable and has some very nice features, I really hesitate at the $14,000.00, or thereabouts price tag. Ufdah!

With that said, looking at the scene from a manufacturing point of view, how many can you sell? What are development costs, materials cost, burden, etc, and how many do you have to sell to just break even???

Fossil

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:47 am
by Deep Thought
I don't know any engineer who has bought one, nor seen one in the wild.

Re: NEW POTOMAC FIM

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 1:06 pm
by RGORJANCE
Mark:

Contact Andy Weiss at Radio Disney in Chicago, he has one. That's where I ran into one. I work at Disney in Milwaukee market.

Bob

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:03 pm
by Deep Thought
I do stuff with Andy all the time...that six tower array is one of my monsters. I'll have to take a look next time I'm in Alsip.

Re: Mems Clarke 120-E FIM Calibration?

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:17 pm
by boiseengineer(old)
OK, I am impressed with the 4100. It really works good!
Getting to know one. CBR 1010 just peaked at 5 mV/m.