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vintageTEK museum releases Replaceable Parts Registry (RPR)

Dave Brown
 

vintageTEK has worked with Tektronix to obtain a release for the RPR. We have scanned the most popular categories of of 120- (Transformers), 154- (Vacuum Tubes, i.e. CRTs), and 155- (Tek-Made ICs). The RPR indicates by part number what instruments it was used in so is of great value when searching for Tek-made components. Information is available in the vintageTEK news at https://vintagetek.org/vintagetek-museum-releases-replaceable-parts-registry-rpr-for-collectors/

vintageTEK

 

Hi Dave,
Thank you and the members of the vintageTEK museum for putting these extremely valuable Replaceable Parts Registries (RPR) on line. When you need a hard to find part for your Tek instrument it may have been used in many other instruments. Knowing this increases your chances of finding the part you need. You may even discover you have it in a parts donor on your shelf.
Dennis Tillman W7PF

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vintageTEK has worked with Tektronix to obtain a release for the RPR. We
have scanned the most popular categories of of 120- (Transformers), 154-
(Vacuum Tubes, i.e. CRTs), and 155- (Tek-Made ICs). The RPR indicates by
part number what instruments it was used in so is of great value when
searching for Tek-made components. Information is available in the
vintageTEK news at https://vintagetek.org/vintagetek-museum-releases-
replaceable-parts-registry-rpr-for-collectors/

vintageTEK



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Dennis Tillman W7PF
TekScopes Moderator

Craig Sawyers
 

Totally agree with Dennis - this is an invaluable resource! Many thanks for making them available.

Craig

Hi Dave,
Thank you and the members of the vintageTEK museum for putting these extremely valuable
Replaceable Parts Registries (RPR) on line. When you need a hard to find part for your Tek
instrument
it may have been used in many other instruments. Knowing this increases your chances of finding the
part you need. You may even discover you have it in a parts donor on your shelf.
Dennis Tillman W7PF
vintageTEK has worked with Tektronix to obtain a release for the RPR.
We have scanned the most popular categories of of 120- (Transformers),
154- (Vacuum Tubes, i.e. CRTs), and 155- (Tek-Made ICs). The RPR
indicates by part number what instruments it was used in so is of
great value when searching for Tek-made components. Information is
available in the vintageTEK news at
https://vintagetek.org/vintagetek-museum-releases-
replaceable-parts-registry-rpr-for-collectors/

vintageTEK

Dale H. Cook
 

I will add my thanks as well as I am sometimes in need of the correct part for a repair.

Dale H. Cook, GR/HP/Tek Collector, Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA
https://plymouthcolony.net/starcity/radios/index.html

Craig Sawyers
 

Looking through the vacuum tubes RPR reveals that there is a comprehensive list of CRT's, some with
prices in 1986.

7104 CRT $8710
7844 CRT $2955
7912AD CRT $5500
7934 CRT $3035

Those represent the absolute pinnacle of CRT development. And spare CRT's did not come cheap!

Craig

 

Dave,

Those RPR lists are just amazing! The 154 list answered a lot of long standing questions for me. Thank you so much for the work to scan and post them. We can also host them on our Sphere parts pages for those Tek parts series if you want to provide more on line back-up.

the 366 and 311 lists would also be incredibly useful if it's possible to do them.

again, many thanks for all of that work.
best regards,
walter

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Walter Shawlee 2
Sphere Research Corp. 3394 Sunnyside Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 2V4 CANADA
Phone: +1 (250-769-1834 -:- http://www.sphere.bc.ca
We're all in one boat, no matter how it looks to you. (WS2)
All you need is love. (John Lennon)
But, that doesn't mean other things don't come in handy. (WS2)

Dave Brown
 

Based on requests we have scanned the 151- transistors and it is now on tekwiki.org. It is 762 pages.

We have been asked about OCRing the document. That would make it searchable but the experiments we have done with OCR on the RPR is there are just too many errors. Wrong part numbers would be worse than no OCR in my opinion. You would still have to find the part number manually to make sure. The part numbers are in numerical order so it is fairly easy to find the page for it. Reverse lookup of part numbers by instruments is more easily done with the service manual for that instrument.

I have the 366 and 311 on my to do list. Note this is about 8 hours of scanning if I counted the RPR cards correctly. It takes just over 2 hours to scan a single RPR card. It is mindless work.

Dave

Craig Sawyers
 

Dave - my continued and grateful thanks for the hard work in scanning these unique documents. They are
a superb resource for us in restoring and repairing our Tek gear.

Craig

Based on requests we have scanned the 151- transistors and it is now on tekwiki.org. It is 762
pages.
Dave

Michael A. Terrell
 

Here is a link to the RPR .pdf files:

http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/RPR


Michael A. Terrell

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Brown <davebr@...>
Sent: Oct 3, 2018 11:44 PM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] vintageTEK museum releases Replaceable Parts Registry (RPR)

Based on requests we have scanned the 151- transistors and it is now on tekwiki.org. It is 762 pages.

We have been asked about OCRing the document. That would make it searchable but the experiments we have done with OCR on the RPR is there are just too many errors. Wrong part numbers would be worse than no OCR in my opinion. You would still have to find the part number manually to make sure. The part numbers are in numerical order so it is fairly easy to find the page for it. Reverse lookup of part numbers by instruments is more easily done with the service manual for that instrument.

I have the 366 and 311 on my to do list. Note this is about 8 hours of scanning if I counted the RPR cards correctly. It takes just over 2 hours to scan a single RPR card. It is mindless work.

Dave

Dave Brown
 

Based on requests we have scanned the 311- resistors and it is now on tekwiki.org. It is 701 pages

Dave Brown
 

I plan on doing the requested 366- knobs but I think I will do the 670- PCB assemblies first. It is quite large so it is going to take some time.

 

Thanks so much for another great RPR scan, the 311 set is very handy to have!
I can hardly wait for that 366 scan, it will answer a lot of questions.
the page link is here: http://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/RPR

I notice it doesn't seem to tie to the general main page at all.

thank you for all the hard work!
-walter

--
Walter Shawlee 2
Sphere Research Corp. 3394 Sunnyside Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 2V4 CANADA
Phone: +1 (250-769-1834 -:- http://www.sphere.bc.ca
We're all in one boat, no matter how it looks to you. (WS2)
All you need is love. (John Lennon)
But, that doesn't mean other things don't come in handy. (WS2)

Vincent Trouilliez
 

On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 09:05 AM, walter shawlee wrote:
I notice it doesn't seem to tie to the general main page at all.
Yes I was wondering about thaat too ! Such a nice resource... that's not even visible/accessible, kinda defeats the purpose of making it public ^^

I guess the link to that RPR page might fit at the bottom of the main page, under the section labelled " Manuals, Catalogs and Other Publications " ?!

Thanks for all the scanned sections so far, and for all those to come :-)


Vincent Trouilliez

Dave Brown
 

It is supposed to be on the main page Manuals, Catalogs, and Other Publications > Reference Materials but I don't see it listed there. I'll contact Kurt.

Dave

Dave Brown
 

The link is now on Manuals, Catalogs, and Other Publications > Reference Materials.
Dave

Dave Brown
 

I have scanned and released to Tekwiki the 670 and 672 RPR (672 is a continuation of 670). This RPR category indicates what instruments PCBs were used in and is quite large. There are 1740 scanned pages and this represents about 10 hours of scanning. I chose to scan selected portions of the RPR to pay back the collector community who graciously donated to buy the museum the microfiche scanner. I have now scanned over 3700 pages of RPR pages and consider our debt paid in full. We were also requested to scan the 366- Knob category and the 067- Test Fixtures categories. I will do so as I have time as I now need to focus on customer requested service manuals and regular museum business. The 670 RPR has not yet been posted on Tekwiki but expect it will be shortly.

 

Thank you Dave and the others that have made this possible.

Regards

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I have scanned and released to Tekwiki the 670 and 672 RPR (672 is a continuation of 670). This RPR category indicates what instruments PCBs were used in and is quite large. There are 1740 scanned pages and this represents about 10 hours of scanning. I chose to scan selected portions of the RPR to pay back the collector community who graciously donated to buy the museum the microfiche scanner. I have now scanned over 3700 pages of RPR pages and consider our debt paid in full. We were also requested to scan the 366- Knob category and the 067- Test Fixtures categories. I will do so as I have time as I now need to focus on customer requested service manuals and regular museum business. The 670 RPR has not yet been posted on Tekwiki but expect it will be shortly.

Dave Brown
 

I have scanned the RPR for 067- Calibration Fixtures, Mold, and Tooling Fixtures. It looks like this category initially was for tools as there are some low numbered drills, taps, and lubricant and then quickly becomes calibration fixtures. I did the 067- because it basically is a numerical listing of the calibration fixtures and what instruments they were for. The numbers skip around in sequence but there are probably over 700 fixtures listed. It is now posted on tekwiki.org.

Dave

Dave Brown
 

I have scanned the RPR for 366- Knobs and Pushbuttons and it is now posted on tekwiki.org. This completes the requested prefixes from from the RPR. In total the museum has scanned 4293 pages of the RPR. Enjoy.

vintageTEK museum

tek_547
 

Great work Dave and thanx for all the effort,
René