Ever since I was a little kid oscilloscopes have fascinated me.
B grade sci-fi, Dr Who and all that sci-fi series stuff I grew up on always had a scope display of one type or another slip into each episode.
I probably should have bought one years ago when i worked in audio, but it was just one of those tools i put on the back burner, plus moving into digital, my gear either worked or it didn't and nearly all the time it did, so I never really found the pressing need for one.
I'm now at the point where I want to learn up on ignition systems and make some changes to my car, and the time seems right to get a 'scope.
The problem is I dont really understand the differences between all the products on the market, nor understand the basic kit required to diagnose things around the engine bay.
My primary aim at this stage is to monitor the ignition as I suspect there are some miss fires at idle but can not be sure.
Would anyone have any tips on what would be a good basic kit and what leads/probes would be required.
Whilst I have no idea what type of budget should be set, was hoping to spend up to about $300.
Am I dreaming on that budget or can a useful tool be bought for that type of cash??