My red pill meter thread

:metal:t3: My name is Sarel and I have a meter problem, but I love em all….
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Groetnis




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So all them OScopes apart from the battery powered Hitachi are digital scopes with Voltmeters build in and you red them on the display. The Tektronix has all sorts of maths functions build in to be used with the volmeters.

Groetnis

Wow, awesome metrology collection you have there.

I mainly collect older hand held equipment, as the quality and workmanship of the old pieces were incredible. Pride of place in my digital handheld meters belongs to this working Fluke 8062A

Also have a few english AVO meters, with their power factor calculators

Old bakelite clamp meter

Will take some more photos tonight, as most of my collection is packed away at home.

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I must have taken the blue pill :worried:

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Wowzers that is amazeballs @Deon_in_ZA. Those AVO meters are awsome!

Groetnis

Yes and for their time, their AC and DC ranges were incredible.

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Man, you definitely dove in the deep end :smile:

Serious equipment envy :blush:

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I restore old equipment, mostly valve based but also mess with embedded systems and control loop stuff like RS485 and 4-20ma current loops.

Just curious in general….

Groetnis

Then you surely follow Mr Carlson’s lab on YouTube?

Indeed I do, support him on Patreon as well.

Groetnis

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Also on Eevblog.

What’s your call sign Sarel? I suspect you may be a Ham. I saw a cross needle SWR meter amongst your collection.

I used to repair RF equipment, but not a ham, my dad and brother was tho. That cross needle you saw is a Comet antenna analyser. There is another pic with a RF wattmeter dummy load.

Groetnis

My favorite is the Heathkit “Magic eye” Capacitor checker

Aaah copy. Does it have its own power source?

until it bytes ya, 600VDC with a potent enough current. Buy yes that and my Nixie tube counter and the valve testers, but in general all old valve kit.

Groetnis

Yes, internal batteries or ext DC power supply.

Groetnis