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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AND has several Western Electric tubes types right on the chart!

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Don’t get me wrong, the is a great machine but, so is the A. A super value compared with TV and TV All the switch decks and sockets are ceramic, and the capacitors are hermetically sealed. Provide a checklist and instruct Meh,there’s nothing wrong with a tube rectifier,mercury or vacuum type.

The “A” model has the 9 and 12 pin compactron sockets and is more money. I say go for it!

Top quality Government construction. My A and often run 8 hours or more a day,and have done so for decades. It’s not like we’re doing life tests on ‘s.

That’s what the unit was designed around,with due consideration to filament draw and sag under different load conditions.

No, create an account now. One can only imagine if our enemies got a hold of a TV! No button cover knobs are included. Up for sale here is this complete pushbutton switch set from a Hickok A tube tester. Haven’t found any official Hickok documentation on that, but there’s a fantastic thread here about it: They are older than the B and C’s, and for this reason it is important to only buy one in good working order, but hhickok tester has been my bench tester for over a year, and I have gotten to like it a hikok.


Models and A.

This is the best of the basic early testers. Most of the physical wear on this tester occurs on t Plus,the heat is your friend,as it keeps the humidity at bay,and as there’s so many holes in that panel,there’s plenty of ventilation. If you don’t need to test modern types like Novars and Compactrons,this is a great machine. TV and TV-7 Military tester. 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.

Nice little unit, and adapters are easy to make Jickok if you can’t find “tube data” for a particular tube I better check that when I get it! Contains data for 10 hickok models. I need to watch that A video just to make sure my A is calibrated properly.

It may need cleaning and hicokk.

Hickok 600A

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 operation of all switches and check tube sockets, clean and tighten as required. They are easy to calibrate and instructions available on the internet. Up for sale here is this selector switch from a Hickok A tube tester. See each listing for international shipping options and costs.


Laid out something like a A, it has switch selected gm scales and a built in roll chart. Skip to main content. I dumped it as soon as a I could afford became available.

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The A does not have 4,5,7 pin older sockets, but it does have the 9 and 12 pin compactrons. The “C” model is the premium model with 9 and 12 pin compactron sockets. Has switch selected gm ranges like A. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Log in or Sign up.

The is like a and has the onboard volt-ohmmeter function, and is more complicated to service and maintain. Has switch selected micromho ranges. This may need a shot of Deoxit but otherwise will work fine. The TV-3 is a very cool tester.

I test a lot of early octal tubes, and they are all on the chart! Good,solid and reliable tester. Hickok Hickok A Hickok A.

Discussion in ‘ Tube Audio ‘ started by tube-a-louDec 7, These are nice compact testers and data is widely available.

Data is widely available for the B, C units. Just off the shoulder of Orion. The B and C units have a “VR” function to give a quantitative test on voltage regulator tubes like 0A2.

The TV reads out in umhos where the TV-7 reads on a ” quality” scale for gm.

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