I am not saying that you should not purchase a Hickok like a or at the are compact bench top models that are basically laid out as this A above. Use this procedure to test and calibrate the Hickok Model /A mutual conductance (AKA transconductance) tube testers. Except as noted, all of the. I have a Hickok Model A tube tester that I’m learning to use. Hopefully someone here can answer a question for me. On the micromho meter.
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Handy size and any tube data not on the roll chart you can find elsewhere. A super value compared with TV and TV Sam CogleyDec 9, Models and A.
Calibration and Testing of the Hickok Model 600/600A Tube Testers
I’ve had a a on my bench for the past 25 years and it is a good tester. Manual is 74 pages long.
Don’t buy a tester that is recommended by hearsay-like “it worked when my uncle had it” or “Ray the radio guy said it’s fine, but I don’t know how to run it”.
I recently picked up a A hidkok well The TV-7 is very similar to TV but has flip-chart tube data in the upper lid of the unit. I better check that when I get it! I need to watch that A video just to make sure my A is calibrated properly.
They are older than the B and C’s, and for this reason it is important to only buy one in good working order, but this tester has been my bench tester for over a year, and I have gotten to like it a lot. It is used and in good shape with light wear.
Hickok A Test and Calibration
Thank you I downloaded the manual, the unit looks clean but the case looks a bit beat but should clean up. Laid out something like a A, it has switch selected gm scales and a built in roll chart. Check operation of all switches and tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. All the switch decks and sockets are ceramic, and the capacitors are hermetically hickko.
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Check operation of all switches and check tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. Appears to be in great shape and working. About equal to a 25 060a bulb.
See each listing for international shipping options and costs. The TV-3 is a very cool tester. Plus,the heat is your friend,as it keeps the humidity at bay,and as there’s so many holes in that panel,there’s plenty of 600x. This manual contains only test data. The A does not have this.
The is a beautiful machine. These are nice compact testers and data is widely available. My A and often run 8 hours or more a day,and have done so for decades.
I went for it, I purchased it and when I receive it I’ll post pictures. These are the famous FAA testers. Personally,I’d just hkckok well enough alone Hi Tom, Are they easy to calibrate to be able to test some tubes? Tom BavisDec 7, Hi all, Is it worth buying one of these, I’ve seen one and know how good 6600a are, I’m getting more into tubes and it would be great to get one and fix it up, if possible. Browse Related Browse Related. This allows you to set bias to a measured voltage, and set the line during the gm test.
It is basically a A on steroids.
Hickok 600A tube tester
These units have the same socket complement as A, except for A which has 9 and 12 pin compactron, and is more expensive for that reason. No 9 or 12 pin compactron.
Up for sale here is this selector switch from a Hickok A tube tester. This may work in oth RetrovertDec 10, If you understand how the tester works, you can come up with your own settings and just read the gm numbers and make your own assessment based on the tube’s data sheet and your tolerance for The seller says it works It lights up, I hope it’s a good thing.
Retrovert and Sam Cogley like this. It is classic military construction with potted transformers, ceramic sockets on the minis and octal, and hermetically sealed caps. I say go for it! Don’t get me wrong, the is a great machine but, so is the A.