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Re: Parts needed

Thomas P. Gootee
 

Michael,

Do you know the Tek part number?
I know a guy who just bought an assortment of Tek pots.

Tom Gootee
tomg@fullnet.com
http://www.fullnet.com/u/tomg

--- In TekScopes@egroups.com, Michael <mdd@d...> wrote:

Hi all,

I have just taken delivery of a 7603, and in transit, the
intensity/readout
controls were damaged. It needs a new ganged pot and concentric
knobs.

Can anyone recommend a supplier who takes Amex?

Thanks and regards,
:)
Michael


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Re: Tek catalogs

Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Hi Stephan,

It looks like you are doing all of the right things to get permission. I have
just never heard of Tektronix granting such permission. Has Tek actually
responded to you with written permission to publish some of their copyrighted
material on the web? I would be surprised if they did . . . If they have given
you written permission, I would certainly like to know since I have asked and
been denied permission for a few things I would like to publish.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

stgraef wrote:

Hi Stan,

of course you're right! I have a writed permission from Tek for non-profit
copying.
I also contacted all other companies mentioned at me homepage.
Most will understand the internet as a "copy-and-paste-all-free" collection.
But I thing all material should be published with permission from the
authors.
And most of them will agree for our purposes.

Stefan

-----Urspr�ngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@teleport.com>
An: <TekScopes@egroups.com>
Gesendet: Montag, 9. Oktober 2000 23:00
Betreff: Re: [TekScopes] Tek catalogs

I would be careful not to copy any Tektronix copyrighted material
without their written permission. When I wrote my book, I got official
written permission from Tektronix to use pictures from their old
catalogs in my book. Since their old catalogs are copyrighted, official
written permission is required.

It is true that there are individuals and companies who have been
copying Tek copyrighted material for years and getting away with it but
it is definitely not legal. On a few special occasions in the past, I
believe Tek has given permission to the U.S. Military to copy parts of
certain specific manuals, but I don't believe they have given permission
to any individual or company to ever copy entire manuals, catalogs, or
other technical materials that Tek produces.

I have also heard that some individuals have asked permission from Tek
to copy some of their Concept Books and they have been specifcally
denied permission to do the copies. Tek has shown more interest
recently in illegal copies of their stuff. I just wouldn't do it
without Tek's permission if I were you . . . and I would not accept
permission from the local Sales Office either. Real permission must
come from the Tektronix Legal Department in Beaverton, OR.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

Michael Dunn wrote:

At 2:52 PM +0200 2000/10/08, stgraef wrote:
At the moment he scanned some of
his and mine Tek catalogs, and I will convert them to pdf files.
If the stuff is available on CD-ROM we'll let you know.
I can burn CDs (and scan pages). I may also have access to some
old catalogs. I'll check...

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74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
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Re: Tek catalogs

stgraef <stgraef@...>
 

Hi Stan,

of course you're right! I have a writed permission from Tek for non-profit
copying.
I also contacted all other companies mentioned at me homepage.
Most will understand the internet as a "copy-and-paste-all-free" collection.
But I thing all material should be published with permission from the
authors.
And most of them will agree for our purposes.

Stefan

-----Urspr�ngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@teleport.com>
An: <TekScopes@egroups.com>
Gesendet: Montag, 9. Oktober 2000 23:00
Betreff: Re: [TekScopes] Tek catalogs

I would be careful not to copy any Tektronix copyrighted material
without their written permission. When I wrote my book, I got official
written permission from Tektronix to use pictures from their old
catalogs in my book. Since their old catalogs are copyrighted, official
written permission is required.

It is true that there are individuals and companies who have been
copying Tek copyrighted material for years and getting away with it but
it is definitely not legal. On a few special occasions in the past, I
believe Tek has given permission to the U.S. Military to copy parts of
certain specific manuals, but I don't believe they have given permission
to any individual or company to ever copy entire manuals, catalogs, or
other technical materials that Tek produces.

I have also heard that some individuals have asked permission from Tek
to copy some of their Concept Books and they have been specifcally
denied permission to do the copies. Tek has shown more interest
recently in illegal copies of their stuff. I just wouldn't do it
without Tek's permission if I were you . . . and I would not accept
permission from the local Sales Office either. Real permission must
come from the Tektronix Legal Department in Beaverton, OR.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

Michael Dunn wrote:

At 2:52 PM +0200 2000/10/08, stgraef wrote:
At the moment he scanned some of
his and mine Tek catalogs, and I will convert them to pdf files.
If the stuff is available on CD-ROM we'll let you know.
I can burn CDs (and scan pages). I may also have access to some
old catalogs. I'll check...

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Dunn | Surround Sound Decoder & Stereo Enhancement
Cantares | Self-Amplified Speakers, Test Equipment
74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
Waterloo, Ont. | (519) 744-9395 (fax: 744-7129)
N2J 1K7 | mdunn@cantares.on.ca
Canada | http://www.cantares.on.ca/
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Re: Tek catalogs

Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

I would be careful not to copy any Tektronix copyrighted material
without their written permission. When I wrote my book, I got official
written permission from Tektronix to use pictures from their old
catalogs in my book. Since their old catalogs are copyrighted, official
written permission is required.

It is true that there are individuals and companies who have been
copying Tek copyrighted material for years and getting away with it but
it is definitely not legal. On a few special occasions in the past, I
believe Tek has given permission to the U.S. Military to copy parts of
certain specific manuals, but I don't believe they have given permission
to any individual or company to ever copy entire manuals, catalogs, or
other technical materials that Tek produces.

I have also heard that some individuals have asked permission from Tek
to copy some of their Concept Books and they have been specifcally
denied permission to do the copies. Tek has shown more interest
recently in illegal copies of their stuff. I just wouldn't do it
without Tek's permission if I were you . . . and I would not accept
permission from the local Sales Office either. Real permission must
come from the Tektronix Legal Department in Beaverton, OR.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

Michael Dunn wrote:

At 2:52 PM +0200 2000/10/08, stgraef wrote:
At the moment he scanned some of
his and mine Tek catalogs, and I will convert them to pdf files.
If the stuff is available on CD-ROM we'll let you know.
I can burn CDs (and scan pages). I may also have access to some
old catalogs. I'll check...

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Dunn | Surround Sound Decoder & Stereo Enhancement
Cantares | Self-Amplified Speakers, Test Equipment
74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
Waterloo, Ont. | (519) 744-9395 (fax: 744-7129)
N2J 1K7 | mdunn@cantares.on.ca
Canada | http://www.cantares.on.ca/
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Tek catalogs

Michael Dunn <mdunn@...>
 

At 2:52 PM +0200 2000/10/08, stgraef wrote:
At the moment he scanned some of
his and mine Tek catalogs, and I will convert them to pdf files.
If the stuff is available on CD-ROM we'll let you know.
I can burn CDs (and scan pages). I may also have access to some old catalogs. I'll check...

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Dunn | Surround Sound Decoder & Stereo Enhancement
Cantares | Self-Amplified Speakers, Test Equipment
74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
Waterloo, Ont. | (519) 744-9395 (fax: 744-7129)
N2J 1K7 | mdunn@cantares.on.ca
Canada | http://www.cantares.on.ca/
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T&M Museum / New Release 1.10

stgraef <stgraef@...>
 

Hi there,

in between I reworked my online museum.
All visitors are welcome again at http://www.planet-interkom.de/stgraef .

You'll find there some service documents about Tek instruments. Maybe someone
(Stan ?!) can check for errors or so. I also have a large assortment
of spare parts (like the 556 final tubes) - but remember: I'm located in Germany.

I will not comment any replys as I'm on buisness trip for the next two weeks.

If someone has interesting material which should be published for all of us,
please let me know if you have no possibility for an own homepage.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To Stan:

Did you remember all the stuff about the 551/555 interconnection cable?
Do you have any backups? It would be a great help for me - otherwise
I have to check the whole stuff once more.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There is a friend of mine (who will also get this message) who obtains
an online Tek-only museum too. At the moment he scanned some of
his and mine Tek catalogs, and I will convert them to pdf files.
If the stuff is available on CD-ROM we'll let you know.

Check his collection at http://www.tekscope-museum.de

That's all for now. Have a good electron glow!

Stefan


Re: 453

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Hi again, :)

Sometime on Fri, 06 Oct 2000, you wrote:
-Michael wrote:
-> I second that. But I don't think I've ever seen one for sale... I wanted
-> to buy the one I was working with, and Peter wouldn't sell it to me...
-If you really want a 453, you can find them for sale of eBay and in various
-classified ads for used test equipment. Not everything on eBay sells for
-outrageous prices . . .
-Stan
I guess you're right. But I've just shelled out $600 for an "as new" 7603
(actually it was cheap!) (and it was "as new" until the post office broke
it...) and don't have any more "big" money left right now.

But later on, I will be looking out for a 453. :)

What I *would* like right now are some calibration standards...

Cheers,
:)
Michael

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Re: 1S1 repair news :-)

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Sometime on Fri, 06 Oct 2000, you wrote:

-is now working somewhat - there are some triggering and offset
-problems. But, with the right settings and input, I can get a valid
-trace!!! Whether these probs are a result of the Schottkys, I don't
-yet know. All I can say is, it's VERY cool to scroll over a 200MHz
-waveform at 35ps/div! (yes, 35ps. 0.035ns!) Though a bit useless,
-as the risetime of the thing is *only* about 300ps...
Congratulations!
:)
Michael


1S1 repair news :-)

Michael Dunn <mdunn@...>
 

Yoohoo. I'm making progress repairing my 1S1 1GHz sampling plug-in. The biggest problem was a kaput power supply filter cap - totally dead - well, many, many kohms ESR. Replaced the big old can with a part about 1/6 the volume, yet almost twice the capacitance, and much better quality to boot! Semiconductors aren't the only technology that's improved in the last 35 years!

Also paralleled the smaller final power supply output stability caps with new ones, again much smaller, yet more C's!

As for the six missing GaAs diodes in the sampling bridge and elsewhere, I got some SMT Schottky diodes as hopeful subs. The unit is now working somewhat - there are some triggering and offset problems. But, with the right settings and input, I can get a valid trace!!! Whether these probs are a result of the Schottkys, I don't yet know. All I can say is, it's VERY cool to scroll over a 200MHz waveform at 35ps/div! (yes, 35ps. 0.035ns!) Though a bit useless, as the risetime of the thing is *only* about 300ps...


Re: 453

Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Michael wrote:

Hello, :)

Sometime on Mon, 02 Oct 2000, you wrote:

And in my mind the 485 would have to be a classic also... Now if there's any
thing I'd like *more* than a 453, it would be a 485. All the style of the 453,
and 350MHz! Yes!

But of course.... If I had a 453, it would not be for sale... :)
I second that. But I don't think I've ever seen one for sale... I wanted to
buy the one I was working with, and Peter wouldn't sell it to me... >sigh<.

Cheers,
:)
Michael

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If you really want a 453, you can find them for sale of eBay and in various
classified ads for used test equipment. Not everything on eBay sells for
outrageous prices . . .

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com


Re: Parts needed

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Hi all,

I have just taken delivery of a 7603, and in transit, the intensity/readout
controls were damaged. It needs a new ganged pot and concentric knobs.

Can anyone recommend a supplier who takes Amex?

Thanks and regards,
:)
Michael


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Tube(s) needed

Michael Dunn <mdunn@...>
 

Hi. Does anyone have any 8608 tubes? (med power pentodes with plate cap, used for vertical deflection on some Tek scopes (eg, 556, 549))

I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount for 1 or several, but not an exorbitant price.

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Cantares | Self-Amplified Speakers, Test Equipment
74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
Waterloo, Ont. | (519) 744-9395 (fax: 744-7129)
N2J 1K7 | mdunn@cantares.on.ca
Canada | http://www.cantares.on.ca/
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Tek parts, tubes, etc.

 

hi,

we have a lot of tek parts and tubes, CRT's etc. for 5000/7000 and
some 400 series units. you can browse through what's sorted and on
line at:

http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/index.html

To help with repairs, there is also a CRT cross reference, and tek
part number to JEDEC cross reference for many 1N/2N and IC parts. In
the tube section, we do have some tek special tubes, selected by
whatever mysterious criteria they thought was important, as well as
some commonly needed Tek tubes like 7119's etc. for the generators,
and some nuvistors for the older 400 series scopes.

sadly, we can't be much help with older tube 500 series scopes,
except for CRT's and some miniature HV rectifier tubes, and 6080's.
we also have the tek cross reference data to 1984 for semis, and can
help with some items not listed on oline for cross-reference data,
but these requests are done as we have time, so be patient. In the
NEW ARRIVALS section, we also just got dozens of Tek precision
capacitor kits for time bases and generators, if you need them.

I will add a link to this mail list into the Tek section later this
month as well. Anybody in Canada may also be interested in the fact
we will be moving shortly, and will have a lot of older Tek scrap we
have to get rid of. shipping is reasonable within Canada for that
kind of stuff, so might be useful to somebody.

all the best,
walter walter2@sphere.bc.ca


Re: 453

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Sometime on Tue, 03 Oct 2000, I wrote:

I second that. But I don't think I've ever seen one for sale... I wanted to
buy the one I was working with, and Peter wouldn't sell it to me... >sigh<.
...And having just said that, I just found one at:
http://robby.caltech.edu/~long/personal/audio.html
--- $200.

No, I'm not going for it, with the echange rate what it is.

Cheers,
:)
Michael


Re: 453

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Hello, :)

Sometime on Mon, 02 Oct 2000, you wrote:

And in my mind the 485 would have to be a classic also... Now if there's any
thing I'd like *more* than a 453, it would be a 485. All the style of the 453,
and 350MHz! Yes!

But of course.... If I had a 453, it would not be for sale... :)
I second that. But I don't think I've ever seen one for sale... I wanted to
buy the one I was working with, and Peter wouldn't sell it to me... >sigh<.

Cheers,
:)
Michael


453

Arnoud van der Wel <A.P.vanderWel@...>
 

About the 453....

'Great' is said with a wink to size and weight... The 453 is not a 'great'
scope. :)

Secondly, I specifically did not want to include transistorized Tek scopes
in the museum because the interest in those is even larger than the interest
in the tube scopes. Doing a question-and-answer session with all the
thousands of happy users of 5000, 7000, 453, 454, 465, 475, 485 users around
the world is not what I set out to do...

But of course.... If I had a 453, it would not be for sale... :)

Regards,

Arnoud.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael [mailto:mdd@dingoblue.net.au]
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 10:07 AM
To: TekScopes@egroups.com
Subject: RE: [TekScopes] Hello World...



Hi again all... :)

Sometime on Mon, 02 Oct 2000, you wrote:

margo.student.utwente.nl has the IP address 130.89.221.72
FOUND IT!!!

Thanks for that. Looks like it was a nameserver problem
after all... Great
pages, but I take issue with your comment that the 453
"doesn't belong in the
list of the great tek scopes..." The 453 was my scope of
choice as soon as I
could get my hands on it! And the first thing I did was
throw away the mesh
filter and fit a blue one. Lovely! :)

In my mind, the 453 is the "classic portable" oscilloscope.

Cheers,
:)
Michael


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Re: Hello World...

Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

I was there when the 453 was introduced to the world. No doubt about it . . . it
was revolutionary. You have to put it in the context of the other instruments
available on the market at the time. Nothing could touch it. IBM was certainly
in love with it . . .

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

Michael wrote:

Hi again all... :)

Sometime on Mon, 02 Oct 2000, you wrote:

margo.student.utwente.nl has the IP address 130.89.221.72
FOUND IT!!!

Thanks for that. Looks like it was a nameserver problem after all... Great
pages, but I take issue with your comment that the 453 "doesn't belong in the
list of the great tek scopes..." The 453 was my scope of choice as soon as I
could get my hands on it! And the first thing I did was throw away the mesh
filter and fit a blue one. Lovely! :)

In my mind, the 453 is the "classic portable" oscilloscope.

Cheers,
:)
Michael


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Re: Hello World...

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Hi again all... :)

Sometime on Mon, 02 Oct 2000, you wrote:

margo.student.utwente.nl has the IP address 130.89.221.72
FOUND IT!!!

Thanks for that. Looks like it was a nameserver problem after all... Great
pages, but I take issue with your comment that the 453 "doesn't belong in the
list of the great tek scopes..." The 453 was my scope of choice as soon as I
could get my hands on it! And the first thing I did was throw away the mesh
filter and fit a blue one. Lovely! :)

In my mind, the 453 is the "classic portable" oscilloscope.

Cheers,
:)
Michael


Re: Hello World...

Arnoud van der Wel <A.P.vanderWel@...>
 

Hi Michael,

margo.student.utwente.nl has the IP address 130.89.221.72

and if that works, then I probably know what went wrong: the IP address used
to be different, and maybe changes haven't filtered around to the other side
of the world yet..


Regards,

Arnoud.


Re: Fans & special tubes

Michael <mdd@...>
 

Sometime on Sun, 01 Oct 2000, you wrote:

I already wrote one book about Tek scopes: "OSCILLOSCOPES--Selecting and
Restoring a Classic". There is more about this on the web page at
<http://www.reprise.com>. My first book, published in 1992, covered Tek scopes
and plugins from 1947 (the beginning) to the end of 1969. The second volume
(under construction for several years now) will cover the scopes and plugins
introduced by Tek in the decade of the 70's. I still have a couple of hundred
copies of the first book if you find it interesting after you read the review of
it on the web page.
That's one book I will be ordering, when I can afford it. (and when the $A/$US
exchange rate is a little more favourable...)

Cheers,
:)
Michael

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