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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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Check operation of all switches and check tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. Fixer-Uppers will cost more to fix than buying a good one.

Provide a checklist and instruct This may work in oth Data is widely available. This allows you to set bias to a measured voltage, and set the line during the gm test. Yes, my password is: Your name or email address: The is like a and has hicklk onboard volt-ohmmeter function, and is more complicated to service and maintain. Models and A. No, create an account now.

Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. The TV-7 is very similar to TV but has flip-chart tube data in the upper lid of the unit. I went for it, I purchased it and when I receive it I’ll post pictures.

Meh,there’s nothing wrong with a tube rectifier,mercury or vacuum type.

The full military manual comes with instructions regarding the destruction of the tester using explosives, axes, or throwing it overboard, to avoid the tester coming into the possession of an enemy power. Browse Related Browse Related.


This may need a shot of Deoxit but otherwise will work fine.

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

Check operation of all switches and tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. The best feature of the ‘s is the dual triode test buttons-you can test both halves of a twin triode without re-setting the selectors.

That’s what the unit was designed around,with due consideration to filament draw and sag under different load conditions. Haven’t found any official Hickok documentation on that, but there’s a fantastic thread here about it: TV and TV-7 Military tester.

They are easy to calibrate and instructions available on the internet. Thank you I downloaded the manual, the 600q looks clean but the case looks a bit beat but should clean up. Sam Cogley and thorpej like this. I also have a Hickok B which is a great tube tester, but unfortunately the price for one of them has gone out of sight in recent years. The model is somewhat similar to but really demands a premium price, and can be touchy to keep running. These are nice compact testers and data is widely available.

The is a beautiful machine. I dumped it as soon as a I could afford became available. How hot do a pair of essentially unloaded rectifiers get? You must log in or sign up to reply here. Sam CogleyDec 9, Hi Tom, Are they easy to calibrate to be able to test some tubes? 60a had a A, my first tester. Retrovert and Sam Cogley like this. The TV-3 is a very cool tester. New York City, NY. Up for sale yickok is this selector switch from a Hickok A tube tester.


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. Manual is 74 pages 6000a. Check neon bulbs and operation of short detection circuitry. And as mentioned above, you 060a make an adapter if need be.

I test a lot of early octal tubes, and they are all on the chart! hicjok

Hickok A tube tester | It Audio / Tonegeek

No 9 or 12 pin compactron. The TV is a nice compact military version Hickok.

Has switch selected micromho ranges. The biggest issue is that the power cord’s insulation is starting to crack in places, and also the plate cap adapter cable is brittle and cracking.

I am not saying that you should not purchase a Hickok like a or at the right price and condition, however in the absence of other considerations, these are good choices.

This manual contains only test data. The “C” model is the premium model with 9 and 12 pin compactron sockets.

These were the successors to the series. If you hickokk need to test modern types like Novars and Compactrons,this is a great machine. Skip to main content.