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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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The A does not have this. Plus,the heat is your friend,as it keeps the 6000a at bay,and as there’s so many holes in that panel,there’s plenty of ventilation. This allows you to set bias to a measured voltage, and set the line during the gm test.

There is supplemental test data for TV-7 available online. Up for sale here is this selector switch from a Hickok A tube tester. Check operation of all switches and check tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. The TV is a nice compact military version Hickok. These were the successors to the series.

Don’t buy a tester that is recommended by hearsay-like “it worked when my uncle had hickokk or “Ray the radio guy said it’s fine, but I don’t know how to run it”. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. These are the famous FAA testers. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Sam CogleyDec 600x, A super value compared with TV and TV And you know what?


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A recommended list of Hickok tube testers. Just off the shoulder of Orion. Most of the physical wear on this tester occurs on t It is classic military construction with potted transformers, ceramic sockets on the minis and octal, and hermetically sealed caps.

600q TV reads out in umhos where the TV-7 reads on a ” quality” scale for gm. This manual contains only test data.

The seller says it works It lights up, I hope it’s a good thing. 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.

Has switch selected gm ranges like A.

No, create an account now. They are easy to calibrate and 600x available on the internet. Meh,there’s nothing wrong with a tube rectifier,mercury or vacuum type. Hi all, Is it worth buying one of these, I’ve seen one and know how good they are, I’m getting more into tubes and it would be great to get one and fix it up, if possible. Skip to main content.


Calibration and Testing of the Hickok Model 600/600A Tube Testers

Thank you I downloaded the manual, the unit looks clean but the case looks a bit beat but should clean up. How hot do a pair of essentially unloaded rectifiers get? Avoid like monkey plague.

The TV-3 is a very cool tester. Data is widely available. This is the best of the basic early testers. If most of the screws are gone it means that somebody knowledgeable looked inside and decided the tester was SHOT and there was no point in bothering to put all the screws back in. But I would verify the calibration. It may need cleaning and lubrication.

Hickok A: Test Equipment | eBay

The A unit is older, and data is less available. The is a beautiful machine. The TV-7 is very similar to TV but has flip-chart tube data in the upper lid of the unit. Manual is 74 pages long.