[AMRadio] Test Equipment Recommendation


Rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Tue Aug 24 11:08:36 EDT 2004


There ARE other options.

I found a surplus TS-505D/U VTVM.  Works perfectly.

The HP-410 series show up at fests.  They aren't expensive either.

Bob - N0DGN

Merz Donald S wrote:

>Really? Is this the best recommendation that we can come up with? Every one of these that I see is awfully beat up after 30-50 years. And these were not especially high quality units to begin with.
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>On the other hand, I don't know what else to recommend. I am using an old Radio Shack Micronta VTVM, probably from 1970. I've had a Simpson 303 (these do not age well--to be avoided) and the RCA VoltOhmyst in several different flavors, plus several other brands. The Micronta has delivered the most reliable, accurate service of any of them. But I can't really recommend that because nobody could ever find one.
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>Given the advanced age of the VTVMs that survive today, this actually is a harder question than it first seems.
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>73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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