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How to unsubscribe?

devin davison <lyokoboy0@...>
 

Hello, I joined this list to learn a bit about tek equipment. Lots of
surplus gear was coming in at the shop I work at, and I found the
information here invaluable. Lots of very talented individuals giving very
detailed advice. This list has been invaluable, thank you.

I sold off the tek gear I have, and don't plan to get more. I work on many
large minicomputer projects, and space is at a premium, i just couldn't
justify keeping a full tek cart of equipment around anymore.

Please, how do I unsubscribe?

Thank you for all of the technical info.

--Devin D'Amico


Re: What Tektronix means to me

Tam Hanna
 

Hello,

sorry, I do not get the bathroom quip.


But: seriously. IMHO, SmallTalk is what did Danaher in. Especially the idiocy of having both SmallTalk and Java on the think, and NOT EXPOSING it to "Schlomo Normalentwickler". This is like having a Tu-144 in your airline fleet and a license to fly it with passengers between Frankfurt, Beijing, P'yong Yang, Tehran and Moscow, and instead using it to ferry coal.


One of the reasons why people loved the LeCroy so much was that it gave you the feeling to have a "programmable scope". Enter an equation here, modify a screen layout there. I have seen recently some achingly cool .app files for the TriStar platform. Why nobody had the idea to release an SDK...


Tam


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2230 Position Control Alignment

christopherbath@...
 

Hi,

I am trying to do some calibration work on a 2230 scope. The position control is somewhat misaligned and normally to centre the horizontal sweep the position control is not in the 12 o’clock position. I could not see an adjustment (on the schematic) or adjustment procedure for this in the service manual. Is there any way to adjust this or does this suggest that there may be something wrong with the horizontal amplifier\CRT?

Thanks,

Chris


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Gary Robert Bosworth
 

Each of these diodes is extremely different from the others. It is
critical to not only use the proper type of diode, but the correct part
number as well. Using the wrong part is a good way to dig yourself into a
technological bottomless hole.

Gary

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM Miguel Work <harrimansat@...>
wrote:

Which are the differences between:

Tunnel diode
Back diodes
Pin diodes
Gunn diode

:)

?

-----Mensaje original-----
De: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] En nombre de GerryR
Enviado el: miércoles, 22 de enero de 2020 19:30
Para: TekScopes@groups.io
Asunto: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Gary,
Link to where on Ebay I purchased the tunnels:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-10-Tektronix-152-0125-01-4-7mA-TUNNEL-DIODES-replaces-1N3717-TD-3A-Tested/312810709201?hash=item48d4f8a0d1:g:ft4AAOSwsdJdoQL0

GerryR


----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Muir via Groups.Io" <big_sky_explorer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products


Dave,

While looking at diode data for Gary I noticed that your 5082-3080 part
has
a standard part number of 1N5767. This device is available.

Greg









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Gary Robert Bosworth
@grbosworth
Tel: 310-317-2247


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Gary Robert Bosworth
 

Gerry: At this time, I am only interested in purchasing PIN diodes and
possibly a couple Hot Carrier diodes. I do not need tunnel diodes at this
time. Thank you for the offer. I am sure that tunnel diodes will not be
available in the future when I will need them. Such is life.

Gary

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 10:22 AM GerryR <totalautomation1@...> wrote:

Gary,
I deleted the email where you posted the part number you are
trying
to find, but I have a few 152-0125-01, 4.7 ma. tunnels; they are
replacements for 1N3717 and TD-3A, I am told. I used them for a pulser I
made, and they worked fine for my application. If they can help you, let
me
know.
Best regards,
GerryR
KK4GER


----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Muir via Groups.Io" <big_sky_explorer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products


Gary,

You might look at the Microchip/Microsemi GC4410-115-2 or UM7301B to see
if
they come close to what you could use. But be prepared to hand over some
cash.

Greg






--
Gary Robert Bosworth
@grbosworth
Tel: 310-317-2247


Re: Tel 576 relay

Ed Breya
 

I see that's one of those little Tek-made ones. I noticed some on my spare 576 boards recently - I didn't recall/realize they had used some of these. Since the 576 is a very low frequency application, you should be able to swap in regular type small relays, except for needing to adapt to the footprint and pinout. I believe this same part may be used in the 7A13 and/or 7A22, so I'd keep these kind for use in them, where it's more critical for frequency response.

Ed


Re: Your generosity is STUNNING!

EJP
 

BTW Several people have claimed here that PayPal will not reverse the fees on a refund. This is certainly false. I've been running a business via PayPal for fifteen years. Everything gets reversed.

EJP


Re: 2465B - Weak Readout Intensity

Lawrance A. Schneider
 

For others of the unwashed (myself included) thank you for not passing on a problem!!
+++++++
Further: That said, I would be interested in any references to how to pull of the calibration without having the specialized test equipment spelled out in the manual.
+++++++
I strongly agree! I have NO OTHER specialized test equipment! I have a functioning (not calibrated) HP3312A generator, a HP E3630A power supply for which I just replaced the 10 digit ADC, Fluke 87 V, 121GW dmm and a Rigol 1054Z. That is it!!! I do not have a means of copying the Dallas EPROM as I have no eprom reader! I've taken the scope to the university and compared readings with some of their calibrated equipment ; so far EVRYTHING is within 0.5%. I feel blessed. I love my 2465BDM. Equally, I'm desperate to keep it in good working order. BUT HOW!! A tutorial would be most welcome!

Thank you, larry


Re: 2465B - Weak Readout Intensity

victor.silva
 

I have not had good luck buying stuff from Israel. I can think of about ten items I've bought and all of them I wish I could have changed my mind.
The only reason I can think why, is possibly all the good stuff is snapped up by technicians in country and the bottom of the barrel trash is what's left for ebay.

--Victor


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Miguel Work
 

Which are the differences between:

Tunnel diode
Back diodes
Pin diodes
Gunn diode

:)

?

-----Mensaje original-----
De: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] En nombre de GerryR
Enviado el: miércoles, 22 de enero de 2020 19:30
Para: TekScopes@groups.io
Asunto: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Gary,
Link to where on Ebay I purchased the tunnels:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-10-Tektronix-152-0125-01-4-7mA-TUNNEL-DIODES-replaces-1N3717-TD-3A-Tested/312810709201?hash=item48d4f8a0d1:g:ft4AAOSwsdJdoQL0

GerryR

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Muir via Groups.Io" <big_sky_explorer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products


Dave,

While looking at diode data for Gary I noticed that your 5082-3080 part has
a standard part number of 1N5767. This device is available.

Greg


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

GerryR <totalautomation1@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Muir via Groups.Io" <big_sky_explorer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products


Dave,

While looking at diode data for Gary I noticed that your 5082-3080 part has a standard part number of 1N5767. This device is available.

Greg


Tel 576 relay

peter bunge
 

My tek 576 had a relay with open coil. I had one spare in my parts 576 that fixed the problem but would like to replace it.
The relays are available on Ebay as
Item 312629099480 Tektronix 148-0044-00 Relay
but shipping to Canada is $29.11 Cdn which is ridiculous. There are additional brokerage charges because of the wonderful Global shipping program that has all but killed my purchases from the USA.Shipping to the US is $4.06 US which also seems a bit high but acceptable.
Would anyone wishing a spare buy a couple more and sell them to me with reasonable shipping. It would be much appreciated.
Contact me privately to make arrangements for payment.


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

GerryR <totalautomation1@...>
 

Gary,
I deleted the email where you posted the part number you are trying to find, but I have a few 152-0125-01, 4.7 ma. tunnels; they are replacements for 1N3717 and TD-3A, I am told. I used them for a pulser I made, and they worked fine for my application. If they can help you, let me know.
Best regards,
GerryR
KK4GER

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Muir via Groups.Io" <big_sky_explorer=yahoo.com@groups.io>
To: <TekScopes@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PIN Diodes used in Tek products


Gary,

You might look at the Microchip/Microsemi GC4410-115-2 or UM7301B to see if they come close to what you could use. But be prepared to hand over some cash.

Greg


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Greg Muir
 

Dave,

While looking at diode data for Gary I noticed that your 5082-3080 part has a standard part number of 1N5767. This device is available.

Greg


Re: PIN Diodes used in Tek products

Greg Muir
 

Gary,

You might look at the Microchip/Microsemi GC4410-115-2 or UM7301B to see if they come close to what you could use. But be prepared to hand over some cash.

Greg


Re: Designing a new TM500 storage box

David DiGiacomo
 

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:14 PM Magic_Smoke <@magicsmoke> wrote:

Thanks David, this is exactly the kind of feedback I need. How do you feel about a big open-top drawer?
A simple drawer plugin would be OK for a mainframe that was staying in
one spot on the bench, but not so great for one that was moved around.
Small parts would migrate over the drawer sides and get lost in the
mainframe. It also wouldn't solve the problem of having to unlatch
and pull out the drawer to use it.

A drawer inside an enclosed box plugin might work well, if the drawer
didn't end up being too small.


5111 Storage Scope Loss of -30VDC

Bob Wilson
 

A friend gave me this one saying it had never been used. It still had the little paper stuck on the CRT saying how to power it up if it had been off for over a month.
But of course it did not work correctly only having a small dot on the CRT that bounced around.
I eventually found -30 VDC was missing and replaced a shorted 1uf tantlum cap on the storage board. But still no -30VDC.
If I disconnect the -30 VDC wire going to the storage board the voltage comes up. So either the supply is weak or something on that board is pulling the voltage down.
In testing the transistors on the storage board I find some kind of stuff in the socket holes. Maybe thermal compound, I don't know. But now its hard and makes getting the transistor lead difficult to reinsert back into the socket. The TO39 transistor all check good but I have not gone throught the TO99 transistors yet.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Re: Damaged 606

 

Hi:
Check first , my 606B also had the problems, even the small value E-Cap !
Rd
Tony C

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Stephen Hanselman <kc4sw.io@...>於2020年1月22日 15:29寫道:

Check the AC on those PS, we see these go bad often

Regards,

Stephen Hanselman
Datagate Systems, LLC
On Jan 21, 2020, at 22:47, Lars Brinkhoff <lars@...> wrote:

satbeginner wrote:
Looks as damage to the internal electron gun supports, CRT is toast :-(
Thank you, that makes sense.

I measured the outputs from the low voltate power supplies. Some are of
out of spec, especially -30V. But I'm not sure that would explain the
problem.

-30V is -17.1 (should be at least -29.1)
+15V is +14.9 (ok)
+30V is +27.5 (ok)
+120V is +100.8 (should be +108)
+270V is +261.7 (close, at least +262)




Re: 7A26 transient response 5 nS all atten

Colin Herbert
 

I think I am remembering correctly when I say that Tektronix recommended the use of IPA (isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol, propan-2-ol) because many other cleaning agents could damage the substrate of the attenuator boards. The boards are made from polyphenylene oxide. On P.41 of my Service manual (Rev. May 1974) on cleaning, it reads:

"Avoid the use of chemical cleaning agents which might damage the plastics used in this instrument. Special care should be taken when cleaning the Polyphenylene Oxide attenuator boards. Do not apply any solvent containing ketones, esters or halogenated hydrocarbons. To clean, use only water soluble detergents, ethyl, methyl or isopropyl alcohol."

I hope that clarifies the situation sufficiently. It would be a great shame for someone to ruin a fine instrument by employing the wrong solvent to clean the contacts on the attenuators.

Colin.

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Tillman W7PF
Sent: 22 January 2020 00:20
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] 7A26 transient response 5 nS all atten

I believe the service manuals mention what is safest to use to clean the contact fingers. They are delicate so be very careful. I use IPA soaked into thin cardboard. Others believe that DeOxit is good. It used to be called Cramolin 30 years ago. Still others use a shot of contact cleaner but that will eventually (many years from now) leave a residue behind that may harden.

Dennis Tillman W7PF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Otten
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] 7A26 transient response 5 nS all atten

Hello Jon,

I don't have much experience with cleaning those attenuators. I think I used a squirt of Ipa when there was no access with a soaked strip of postcart.
In an old message here I saw a link to
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/tektronix-r7103-scope-teardown/ .
Scroll down to dismantled 7A26. Looks interesting at first sight, didn't read it in detail.

Albert




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Dennis Tillman W7PF
TekScopes Moderator


Re: 2465B - Weak Readout Intensity

 

If anyone needs a jug for a 2465B I have one here in Kenilworth, UK. It had good intensity when I removed it from a 2430A with bad CCDs.

Postage to US may be prohibitive tho'

D.

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of satbeginner
Sent: 22 January 2020 07:58
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] 2465B - Weak Readout Intensity

Just a thought: if you tweak the Grid Bias setting on the side, do you see any change in intensity?