|[AMRadio] Test Equipment|
Michael D. Harmon
mharmon at att.net
Mon Aug 21 11:19:36 EDT 2017
I have to say that I have been fortunate in locating gear for my bench.
The majority of pieces came in inoperable condition. I managed to
scrounge up junk carcasses or "parts" units to steal parts from to get a
unit up and running. I love working on stuff, especially test gear and
old tube-type amateur gear, so I sorta look at it all as a labor of
love. I'm 67 and have been building and fixing stuff all my life. I've
been licensed since 1968, and have seen a LOT of technology changes in
the past 50 years!
Right now, I'd have to say the most used items on my bench are my Tek
7904A scope, various power supplies, DVM, frequency counters (HP 5340A
and Leader LDC-824S), signal generators (HP 8640B and SG-1144),
Ballantine 323 AC voltmeter, Boonton 91H RF voltmeter and Millen 90662A
grid dip meter (complete set of LF/MF/HF/VHF coils). I have quite a bit
of homebrew gear as well. I have just found a Spectracom 8197 GPSDO to
keep everything on frequency, but I don't have the antenna up yet. I
spend WAY more time at the bench than I do on the air!
That's my two cents' worth!
mharmon at att dot net
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