|[AMRadio] SIMPSON MAINTENANCE MANUAL|
Merz Donald S
merz.ds at mellon.com
Tue Sep 28 09:36:54 EDT 2004
Good. I hope your meter never has a need for any of the procedures in there!
Personally, I find these old meters very likeable in all forms. You can go to any hamfest and pick up a really nice old analog VTVM for $5. You could quickly and cheaply have a house full of them. VOMs are more expensive--isn't that odd?
I have one of the 260's numeric-readout successors--the Simpson 467. Runs on a 9V battery and is bulletproof. It's a fine product also. OTOH, I also have a Simpson meter (269? 369?--something ending in a 9) that has a large face and claims to be a 100,000 ohms per volt VOM. This does not seem to be a very good meter by comparison. It has not held up well over time.
73, Don Merz, N3RHT
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Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 8:23 PM
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Subject: [AMRadio] SIMPSON MAINTENANCE MANUAL
The envelope full of 260 info and your flier arrived safely today. I sure do
appreciate the time and effort that went into making copies and getting them
in the mail. I have several 260s and swear by them when working with
I recently picked up a 360 which looks the same as the 260 but with a digital
readout in place of the analog meter. If you happen to have any info on this
one, I would be happy to pay for copies, etc.
Thanks again, you get the September Good Guy award in my book!
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