Re: Parts you might want

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From: Chris Trask (ctrask@primenet.com)
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 14:08:33 EDT


On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Ed Tanton wrote:

> I just wanted to mention that the 545 and possibly the 543 has a tunnel
> diode or two-at the least. (Try and buy one [TD] sometime.) Then there's
> all the MV electrolytics... the 10-T dial on 545s... all those tubes...
> some probably worn but very nice Tek knobs... my point is that everyone
> turns their noses up at these large old scopes, but even just for parts
> they are terrific... and a 545 remains as nice a scope as you could ask for
> in general purpose use.

        Some time ago, Bob Pease included a photograph in his column in
which, if you looked closely enough, there was an oscilloscope with
eight traces on the CRT. It was a 545 (?) with a pair of four-channel
vertical amplifiers. Those plug-ins are full of nuvistors. Now, where
else are you going to get an 8-channel 'scope?

        I gotta go.

                                          Regards,

                                          Chris

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