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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The A does not have this. If you don’t need to test modern types like Novars and Compactrons,this is a great machine.

Handy size and any tube data not on the roll chart you can find elsewhere. Provide a checklist and instruct Haven’t jickok any official Hickok documentation on that, but there’s a fantastic thread here about it: The TV reads out in umhos where the TV-7 reads on a ” quality” scale for gm.

I had a A, my first tester. Skip to main content. That’s what the unit was designed hickoj due consideration to filament draw and sag under different load conditions.

Do you already have an account? The best feature of the ‘s is the dual triode test buttons-you can test both halves of a twin triode without re-setting the selectors.


Contains data for 10 hickok models. A recommended list of Hickok tube testers. If you ever get to see inside of a TV-7, it is really built. No, create an account now. My A and often run 8 hours or more a day,and have done so for decades.

Hickok A Test and Calibration

They are older than the B and C’s, and for this reason it is important to only buy one 600q good working order, but this tester has been my bench tester for over a year, and I have gotten to like it a lot. The TV-7 is very similar to TV but has flip-chart tube data in the upper lid of the unit.

Has sockets up to 9-pin mini. Big HarryDec 8, I’m sure these tester are build to last, it should be fun digging into it and doing a restore.

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The full military manual comes with instructions regarding the destruction of the tester using explosives, axes, or throwing it overboard, to avoid the tester coming into the possession of an enemy power. This tester will give you the most repeatable tests. If you understand how the tester works, you can come up with your own settings and just read the gm numbers and make your own assessment based on the tube’s data hickoj and your tolerance for Up for 60a here is this complete pushbutton switch set from a Hickok A tube tester.

Discussion in ‘ Tube Audio ‘ started by tube-a-louDec 7, Hickom and Sam Cogley like this. Nice little unit, and adapters are easy to make And if you can’t find “tube data” for a particular tube Don’t get me wrong, the is a great machine but, so is the A. This manual contains only test data. Models jickok A. It is classic military construction with potted transformers, ceramic sockets on the minis and octal, and hermetically sealed caps.


Hickok 600A

Upset that and you’ve upset the whole applecart. I am not saying that you should not purchase a Hickok like a or at the right price and condition, however in the absence of other considerations, these are good choices. The is a beautiful machine. Top quality Government construction. But I hickik verify the calibration.

Data is widely available for the B, C units. AND has several Western Electric tubes types right on the chart! This may need a shot of Deoxit but otherwise will work fine.

6000a, my password is: The model is somewhat similar to but really demands a premium price, and can be touchy to keep running. Also shop in Also shop in. This page was last updated: