Supplementary dataobsolete tube types model 539b539c tube testers note1. Hickok 800a tube tester ultimate manual with test data. T103, t123 and t127 with additional tube test data. Depending on the shape of the tube prongs you may have to. Alan douglas in his book on test instruments lists this model as. Youre at a dramafree, familyfriendly shooting channel. All data for accurately testing hickok testers are provided. I am now accepting new manuals for inclusion in this archive.
Complete manual with test data hickok 539b tube tester 1. The obsolete tube data booklet for the the 539c is the same for the ks157501. Depending on the shape of the tube prongs you may have to occasionally rock the tube slightly on some sockets. This tube tester is hickoks top of the line and was one of the best portable tube testers ever produced by any company. Hickok documentation, manuals, schematics, and catalogs. Hickok 539c tube tester this tube tester is hickok s top of the line and was one of the best portable tube testers ever produced by any company. Manual comes with 3 pages of ballast tube data, part list and operating instructions. The model 539c mutual conductance transconductance tube tester is designed. Precision electronamic tube master 1012 tube tester. Included is all of the tube testing data i have collected for the 539b and 539c. I have the data book obtained directly from hickok decades ago but i know its available on the.
Older tube test data hickok reprint of older tube data from roll chart dated oct. The high output voltage of the model 288ax permits visual stagebystage alignment of if stages, limiter and discriminator or both am and fm receivers. The covers are made of card stock and are protected with clear. Tube tester 539c equipment hickok electrical instrument co. For sale is reprint of hickok 600 tube tester manual. Accurate calibration of the hickok 539b and hickok 539c. A new approach in fast, accurate tube testing, the wt110 automatic electrontube tester utilizes punched cardscomplete transconductance testsetup takes only secondsthe wt110a tests for gas, shorts, interelectrode leakage and overall tube quality. These were often used as field units for military engineers testing military equipment back in the 50s and 60s. The 539c is one of the best hickok tube testers, but you cant plot characteristic curves with it. All of my manuals are scanned on a high end 11x17 scanner, cleaned up in, and printed on a business class laser printer. Hickok 539 is the centerpiece of my test bench classic tube. A new approach in fast, accurate tube testing, the wt110 automatic electron tube tester utilizes punched cardscomplete transconductance testsetup takes only secondsthe wt110a tests for gas, shorts, interelectrode leakage and overall tube quality. Their name is held in the highest esteem, and hickok tube testers are very much sought after today.
Hickok 539c tube tester, calibrated clean used condition, vintage. Tube testers model 257 tube tester the trout underground. This particular unit was built in the late 50s and is built like a tank. Radio tube tester test equipment schematics, data, and manuals. Roll chart in book form latest chart available from hickok. The tv2 series, tv3 series, tv7, and tv10 series used the hickok circuit design and were built for the military. Please see the short faq videos before asking questions. I used this for several years and it is pretty reliable. Our main goal is customer satisfaction and to help you revive that special piece of equipment with quality tubes, parts, manuals. Documentation, manuals, and schematics free hickok downloads.
You can measure the average gm and plate current at only one plate voltage, leakage current, shorts and grid current for many tubes. Hickock 539c users manual vintage tube electronics. I currently have two tube testers a ww2 surplus i177 with mx949 adapter, and a hickok 6000. Like all hickok tube testers, it is based upon the well known formula for. Daniel schoo produced a classic document on calibrating a hickok 539bc tube tester which was published in 2007 on audioxpress. See my other tube tester manuals hickok 539c, 600, 752a, 6000 6000b, tv7 and. Only my hickok anusm118b cardmatic tube tester might have a wider range. Items are usually shipped with in two to three days after payment is received. Includes tube chart for setting the tester for the various vacuum tubes most commonly encountered in tv. Hickok 534b dynamic mutual conductance tube tester manual. Operating instructions for dynamic mutual conductance tube tester model 600. Operating instructions for dynamic mutual conductance tube. This site helps you to save the earth from electronic waste. Get the best deals on hickok vacuum tube testers when you shop the.
Hickok 539 b and c 539b most big gm meter, square bias and line meters meters are rare and difficult to replace will test acorn tubes but not novar or compactron 539c most either big and smaller gm meters as well as round bias and line meters replacements rare added novar and compactron sockets and switching dropped acorn socket 37. Only my hickok anusm118b cardmatic tube tester might have a. I am not saying that you should not purchase a hickok like a 750 or 580 at the right price and condition, however in the absence of other c. Just below is a heathkit scope dual channel i have it connected to my hickok 539c tube tester and to top it off a sencore full feature digital capacitor analyzer i also precision match coupling and audio caps. Designed especially for tv and general electron tube testing. The hickok 539b and the 539c are the top of the line in the hickok lineup. The more i got sucked into this vortex of looking for unusual vintage tube gear and experimenting with diy using tubes, i realized that i should be looking for a tester that could test a wide range of tubes, wanted something that gave more accurate mutual conductance gm readings that meant fixed gm ranges using a. Test data for hickok 539b and 539c tube testers author. This is a very nice combbound laser reprint of the owners manual for the hickok 752a tube tester.
Hickok 539b transconductance tube tester service manual. All the parts were military grade and built to survive battle. This tester was dubbed as hickoks engineers models and is identical to the type 539b except for the addition of compactron and nuvistor sockets on its front panel thus eliminating the need for an. This is a 6l6 reference tube that is burned in and then tested to laboratory standards. My precision 1012 can test more tubes then my hickok 529c, hickok 6000 with ca4 adapter, precise 111 and my triplett 3444 mutual conductance tube testers even with all their supplemental data and tube adaptors. This tube tester is hickok s top of the line and was one of the best portable tube testers ever produced by any company. Most of the data in this writing is based on experience with one 539b. I use a hickok 539b that was fully restored by roger kennedy as my main tester. Supplementary data obsolete tube types model 539b 539c tube testers note1. Jan 15, 2019 accurate calibration of the hickok 539b and hickok 539c tube tester. This is the hickok tube tester set up for western electric tubes. Hickok 539bc mutual conductance tube tester checkout and calibration. Manual for the hickok 539b transconductance tube tester. I have the complete manual and it has two supplemental tube data listings but i still dont have testing data for all common tubes today i discovered i dont have testing data for a 7h7.
Hickok 539c vacuum tube tester original nice condition working. This tester was dubbed as hickok s engineers models and is identical to the type 539b except for the addition of compactron and nuvistor sockets on its front panel thus eliminating the need for an. Works tests tubes but likely needs a calibration or some small stuff and it would likely be the finest e. The hickok method calibration data does not include using the calibration tube since the results of using it are variable, unpredictable, and cause it to be less accurate on most of the ranges. The versatility of the hickok dynamic mutual conductance tube tester makes possible a special test that will. Most of the data in this writing is based on experience with one 539b, my personal set, which. Service manuals, schematics, eproms for electrical technicians. The versatility of the hickok dynamic mutual conductance tube tester makes possible a special test that will reveal a tubes ability to perform under. The following tube tester manuals are available at any time. Hickok 2490581 539c vacuum copy manual tester schematics. Hickok 539c vacuum tube tester nice copy manual hickok schematics, see pictures surplus item, offered as is only any problems email us first we will work. The hickok 539b tube tester is one of the better tube tester out there. Up for your consideration is my hickok 539c tube tester this was my first and best tube tester and many came after this one. The hickok 539bc tube tester has only two adjustments for calibration, r8 and r15.
What you see is a tektronix 4 channel digital scope 100 mhz bandwidth. Hickok 539c tube tester, calibrated clean used condition. The 752 is basically the same tester and uses the same test data. Find great deals on ebay for hickok 539c and hickok 539c tube tester. Sophia electric el34 tube tests as nos on hickok 539c. Details about usa hickok 6000 tube tester manual usa hickok 6000 tube tester manual. The number one name in vintage tube testers is hickok, without any doubt. The more i got sucked into this vortex of looking for unusual vintage tube gear and experimenting with diy using tubes, i realized that i should be looking for a tester that could test a wide range of tubes, wanted something that gave more accurate mutual conductance gm readings that meant fixed gm ranges. Note that some early model numbers are a guess as hickok produced many early items that had no model number on unit or produced many variations without changing model numbers. Although they manufactured quite a large number of tube tester models beginning in 1928. Tube testers tube tester model 157 the trout underground. I noticed that the bias voltage will change when the 6l6 tube inserted with the p4 press then it will increase from 2. See my other tube tester manuals hickok 539c, 600, 752a, 6000 6000b, tv7 and other manuals, always on listed on ebay. Pocasset, cape cod, ma it shouldnt be, since the w.
Tube tester 539c end of forum contributions about this model. The tube comes with a manual containing detailed data charts for use in checking, or calibrating most any tube tester. Antique radio forums view topic hickok ks15750l1 tube data. Data for most other makes and models are also in the manual. Hickok tube tester 539b 539c ca4 ca5 adapter all data. For sale is reprint of hickok 534b tube tester manual. This is a very nice combbound reprint of the instruction manual for the hickok 800a tube tester and much more. Heres an unusual hickok mutual conductance tube tester. These manuals are available for download and free of charge.
In the hickok tv10 tester, this data is on a paper scroll built into the unit. This tester was dubbed as hickoks engineers models and is identical to the type 539b except for the addition of compactron and nuvistor sockets on its. They are scanned into my computer, all of the stray lines, dots, etc. A recommended list of hickok tube testers, the main reason why particular testers are on this page is that, it is easier to find tube test data for these models, andor these models are easier to repair. Nov 25, 2016 my precision 1012 can test more tubes then my hickok 529c, hickok 6000 with ca4 adapter, precise 111 and my triplett 3444 mutual conductance tube testers even with all their supplemental data and tube adaptors. Aug 09, 2011 i noticed that the bias voltage will change when the 6l6 tube inserted with the p4 press then it will increase from 2.
The letter, in the column that precedes the mutual conductance reading, indicates the setting for the function switch. Use this procedure to test and calibrate the hickok model 539c mutual. Tube testers arent the final word but they are very useful at finding troubles and sorting the weak from the strong. Although its promoted as a mutual conductance tester, it does not provide a true gm scale or the ability to convert the reading to a micromho reading. Tube tester 539c equipment hickok electrical instrument co cleveland, oh, build 1958, 15 pictures, 3 schematics, 2 tubes, united states of america.
Does anyone have a source for obsolete tube data for this tester. You simply will not find a more complete typeset tube data compilation reference for the hickok 539b 539c tube testers period and it can start saving you. Accurate calibration of the hickok 539b and hickok 539c tube. Accurate calibration of the hickok 539b and hickok 539c tube tester and a whole lot of general tube tester and tube information. There are basically three test readings, one for rectifier tubes and two. The only difference i am aware of is that the 752a has a compactron socket. Jan 11, 2016 i currently have two tube testers a ww2 surplus i177 with mx949 adapter, and a hickok 6000. Hickok 539c tube tester with manuals this is in superb condition, like new factory original. Hickok triplett readrite supreme weston jewell more schematics, manuals, operating instructions, and tube tester data for the models listed below are directly from the manufacturers original publication. Unfortunately it contained some inconsistencies and was not valid for 230vac systems. The striking voltages on the chart are nominal values and reference to handbook critical.912 561 1280 101 1162 411 862 255 1417 262 654 182 1200 505 866 1393 1510 657 431 681 351 1401 1088 327 617 1244 487 452 23 1442 1001 676 68 1003 15 773 179 931 410