So I ordered myself a Hantek 6022BL this week, as I have wanted an oscilloscope since i started tinkering with electronics. Since I am a student though, a couple hundred pounds is a lot of drinking money to spend on one item, especially since knowing myself I would most likely blow it up at some point as I don't have much experience with them. Not going to be a full review, just my first reaction upon playing with it this evening.
I was watching Dave Jones (EEVBlog) video on starting an electronics lab on the cheap, and he mention this one, although he did go on to say to get the other one as it has USB Isolation. So for £65 off amazon i thought why not, the specifications seem fair enough for the type of hobby electronics I do.
2 Channels , 20Mhz Bandwidth, 48MSa/s sample rate and a 1M memory depth, along with a 16 channel logic analyser.
The first thing that surprised me was how solid everything felt, Aluminum case, descent feeling probes.
the one part i did not like about the case was the rubber feet that surround the case. Having them in place make it annoying to attach CH1 bnc and trying to get to the pulse out pins, they are a bit difficult to remove and try to take the labels with them as well. The only other thing i can see annoying me when using this is the ribbon cables and connectors for the logic analyser. As they just use normal headers to attach the clips to the ribbon cable, they feel rather flimsy and I will probably take the effort in the future to make these a more solid connection.
It was really easy to set up. Install the current software from hantek website, install the drivers (download from website) and it's ready to go. Adjusting the compensation the probes was easy enough when reading through the manual.
So far the Software is easy enough to use and get to grips with. I haven't looked through the software much more than fiddling with a couple of the controls.
I think that this oscilloscope will be great for me to grasp the basics of using oscilloscopes and for the price i payed I am not bothered if it doesn't last a lifetime or if it is sometimes off in measuring; but i think i would recommend it as such to anyone looking into getting their first oscilloscope.