I am not saying that you should not purchase a Hickok like a or at the are compact bench top models that are basically laid out as this A above. Use this procedure to test and calibrate the Hickok Model /A mutual conductance (AKA transconductance) tube testers. Except as noted, all of the. I have a Hickok Model A tube tester that I’m learning to use. Hopefully someone here can answer a question for me. On the micromho meter.

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I went for it, I purchased it and when I receive it I’ll post pictures. I kind of wish I’d just stayed with the A after I got over the cool factor of the Meh,there’s nothing wrong with a tube rectifier,mercury or vacuum type. Do you already have an hicjok Don’t get me wrong, the is a great machine but, so is the A.

Hickok 600A

Top quality Government construction. Log in or Sign up. Just off the shoulder of Orion. The TV-3 is a very cool tester. Has switch selected micromho ranges.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Data is widely available. I also have a Hickok B which is a great tube tester, but unfortunately the price for one of them has gone out of sight in recent years.

There is supplemental test data for TV-7 available online. AND has several Western Electric tubes types right on the chart! Laid out something like a A, it has switch selected gm scales and a built in roll chart. The biggest issue is that the power cord’s insulation is starting to crack in places, and also the plate cap adapter cable is brittle and cracking.


Hi all, Is it worth buying one of these, I’ve seen one and know how good they are, I’m getting more into tubes and it would be great to get one and fix it up, if possible. I dumped it as soon as a I could afford became available. Appears to be in great shape and working. One can only imagine if our enemies got a hold nickok a TV! No 9 or 12 pin compactron. These models are compact bench top models that are basically laid out as this A above. And you know what? It is basically a A on ihckok.

Hickok A Test and Calibration

Share This Page Tweet. Up for sale here is this selector switch from a Hickok A tube tester. And as mentioned above, you can make an adapter if need be. The seller says it works It lights up, I hope it’s a good thing.

See each listing for international shipping options and costs. The “A” model has the 9 and 12 pin compactron sockets and is more money. Hickok Hickok A Hickok A. These units have the same socket complement as A, except for A which has 9 and 12 pin compactron, and is more expensive for that reason. RetrovertDec 10, The A does not have this. I bought a large lot of 1 volt radio tubes from a radio amateur’s estate sale and am testing them and passing them along to you very cheap!

Haven’t found any official Hickok documentation on that, but there’s a fantastic thread here about it: It is classic military construction with potted transformers, ceramic sockets on the minis and octal, and hermetically sealed caps.


Hickok 600A tube tester

Upset that and you’ve upset the whole applecart. This may need a shot of Deoxit but otherwise will work fine.

I better check that when I get it! Up for sale here is this complete pushbutton switch set from a Hickok A tube tester. I test a lot of early octal tubes, and they are all on 600x chart! Hiciok were the successors to the series. Don’t buy a tester that is recommended by hearsay-like “it worked when my uncle had it” or “Ray the radio guy said it’s fine, but I don’t know how to run it”. Check neon bulbs and operation of short detection circuitry.

That’s what the unit was designed around,with due consideration to filament draw and sag under hicko load conditions. Tom BavisDec 7, If you ever get to see inside of a TV-7, it is really built. But I would verify the calibration.

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Sam CogleyDec 9, I need to watch that A video just to make sure my A is calibrated properly. Thank you I downloaded the 60a0, the unit looks clean but the case looks a bit beat but should clean up.

About equal to a 25 watt bulb. The A unit is older, and data is less available. And I gave up checking the calibration years ago,as it has never 60a from the very first time I checked it.

Western Electric KS version in photo.