Re: Please send me your list of broken 7K plugins
Hi Rick,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Attached is my list.
Dennis Tillman W7pF
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of momemeca
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 4:21 AM
Subject: [TekScopes] Please send me your list of broken 7K plugins
Greetings from the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, near Melbourne,
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
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
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
If I encountered a problem with it I wrote down what the problem was.to:
Which 7K MFs and plugins do you have now?for?
How bad do you want this plugin?
Dennis Tillman W7PF