Please send me your list of broken 7K plugins
Hello Dennis,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Greetings from the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne, Australia.
I am Physicist and professional Electrical / Electronics / Mechatronics Engineer working at The Australian Synchrotron where I work mainly on accelerator control systems.
My love affair with all Tektronix equipment of old began with the 500 series oscilloscopes at college and university in the UK (late 70s) and, subsequently, in my early professional years in Oz (early 80s onwards).
I have been a keen collector and restorer for some 35 years now and have, mainly, series 500 CROs (~6), associated plug-ins (~12), accessories (misc) and series 7000 (4), associated plug-ins (~20).
Most of those are in current use in my lab as they are "cycled" into service according to their functions and capabilities.
Apart from those I have a 2465B CRO and 2712 spectrum analyser in the lab plus a contingent of Hewlett-Packard high precision instruments.
Why do I love these instruments? Well, my answer would certainly resonate with that of many fellow contributors herein; it is the elegant design of Textronix's bygone years, their clever manipulation and application of foundation electrical and electronics theories and use of the latest devices of the day. Not to mention the sheer accessibility and gorgeous mechanical build.
I genuinely feel that I am doing my bit to contribute to the survival of these old gems and, one day, pass them on to a new generation of appreciative "fan-a-tics".
Now that I have started to plan towards my impending retirement, I will have more free time to devote my free time to working on restoration, repairs and calibration (and perhaps even writing articles on same for our excellent TEK-WiKi).
We are not as blessed, here in Oz, with the availability of vintage Tektronix (or other USA equipment) as compared to the USA. Therefore, I am constantly on the internet searching for affordable instruments. Unfortunately, freight charges tend to be a prohibitive kill-joy!
If I am Lucky enough to benefit from your generosity I would be more than happy to provide components of your "Essay" list.
On another note - I was saddened to read of Barrie Gilbert's passing. A huge loss, indeed, to the world of analogue design.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
On 2 Feb 2020, at 11:23, Dennis Tillman W7PF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7PF> wrote: