[AMRadio] Hickock meter reoair help

Ka9p at aol.com Ka9p at aol.com
Fri Apr 4 16:51:54 EDT 2014

Thanks everyone, just spoke to Eldad, and it's headed that way, appreciate  
all the advice. Scott
In a message dated 4/4/2014 8:45:43 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
jsternmd at att.net writes:

There is  an old fashioned meter restorer in NY.  He has a grand reputation
and  is reasonable.

Here is his contact info:

Eldad, K2AB   

129 George Sickle  Road
Saugerties     NY 12477
Phone:    845 246  2466

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Subject: [AMRadio] Hickock meter reoair  help

I'm hoping someone here can give me advice about fixing the meter  from my 
until now old friend Hickock 539 tube tester.

The pretty  much unobtainium meter became erratic, and after shunting a
smaller meter  to get the tester going again, I disassembled the meter and
took a   look.

Turns out electrically the meter is fine.  What's happened  is that the
needle and spiral wound coil has become disaatched from the  coil that's
wound around the moving iron core.  Looks like a purely  mechanical issue
caused by dissimilar metal corrosion there, no doubt  because the tester was
rescued from a flood, but I can;t really tell how  the physical connection
was made because of the corrosion.

My  question is should I try to reattach that myself and if so with what,  
is there a good reasonable meter guy I can ship it to to get it done  right
and preserve the original meter, or?

Thanks for any  ideas.

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