Does anyone have any information on how to calibrate a Hickok model tube tester? I’ve searched, but can’t seem to find any links. Thanks!. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, Got a question about a Hickok I’ve got a chance to purchase one of these locally but in the picture I’m sending. After waiting years too long, I finally bought a really nice looking, lightly used Hickok and it was doing funny things with known good tubes. It read shorts until.

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Laid out something like a A, it has switch selected gm scales and a built in roll chart. The A does not have 4,5,7 pin older sockets, but it does have the 9 and 12 pin compactrons. 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.

These documentations are only intended for qualified technicians who are aware of the respective safety regulations. Dave, The tester was off, I cropped the original pic but in the full pic you can see the cord still wrapped up in the case.

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Scanned document, all readable. Top quality Government construction. I might be able to help. Books Support This Site: It could simply be misadjustment of the zero setting on the meter, but that seems unlikely.


One other thing is this Of course, I admit that 5336 good Hickok tester is “Tits” as we used to say in college at OSU in the early ’70’s when restored and calibrated.

Your name or email address: Various lamps for Hickok tube testers, including hidkok kits. I have a Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. In what experience I have had with such testers, the spool resistors usually go open right at the solder joint.

One of the spool resistors has a winding that comes out about one inch, that looks like it was soldered to another spool’s termination. FAQ Hicjok a Message! Hi all, After waiting years too long, I finally bought a really nice looking, lightly used Hickok and it was doing funny things with known good tubes. But in Chris Haedt’s handy guide, he says, “On the smaller testers like the A this number is what a typical new tube will test.

Of course if it’s really corroded, you are probably out of luck. I can have your old meter rebuilt to proper specifications. It is classic military construction with potted transformers, ceramic sockets on the minis and octal, and hermetically sealed caps.

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That helped a lot but I don’t know if there is any magic in a wound spool resistor. I don’t recall seeing a spool resistor with “flying leads”. This allows you to set bias to a measured voltage, and set the line during the gm test. This tube is measured with two laboratory testers to an accuracy of 1.

Sometimes the needle sticks.

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Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Does anyone know if the meter out of a a will interchange with the Model Hickok?

But if I solder it where it looks like it would belong it effectively shorts out an adjacent spool. Hicok Thu 05, 3: As Dave says, it sounds like somebody was playing “Nick, knack, paddywhack” inside there with the innards.

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