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 TV reads out in umhos where the TV-7 reads on a ” quality” scale for gm. A super value compared with TV and TV 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. Nice little unit, and adapters are easy to make And if you can’t find “tube 600w for a particular tube Contains data for 10 hickok models.

Provide a checklist and instruct No 9 or 12 pin compactron.

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Models and A. Hickok Hickok A Hickok A. The A unit is older, and data is less available. I better check that when I get it!

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.

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You are much better off with this machine than or Discussion in ‘ Tube Audio ‘ started by tube-a-louDec 7, Check operation of all switches and check tube sockets, clean and tighten as bickok. 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. Upset hicko, and you’ve upset the whole applecart.

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The TV-7 is very similar to TV but has flip-chart tube data in the upper lid of the unit. Also shop in Also shop in. This is a must, if you test a lot of 12AX7’s! The is a beautiful machine. Browse Related Browse Related. TV and TV-7 Military tester.


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Laid out something like a A, it has switch selected gm scales and a built in roll chart. Sam Cogley hifkok, Dec 9, Log in or Sign up. 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.

How hot do a hikcok of essentially unloaded rectifiers get? The A does not have 4,5,7 pin older sockets, but it does have the 9 and 12 pin compactrons. Most of the physical wear on this tester occurs on t This may need a shot of Deoxit but otherwise will work fine. The B and C units have a “VR” function to give a quantitative test on voltage regulator tubes like 0A2.

The A does not have this. I had a A, my first tester. Share This Page Tweet. My A and often run 8 hours or more a day,and have done so for decades.

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