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New Member Introduction


Joe
 

Hi,

recently I have become aware of this group and the interesting topics discussed here. For more than 40 years I have been fixing almost anything as a hobby - from 1930s radios and all kind of TV sets to automotive automatic gearboxes, engines and body repairs. So meanwhile there is a lot of tools and instruments around. On the threshold to retiring I plan to better maintain and restore some of my gear. I have got the following Tektronix equipment:
516 ( got it 1983 from Siemens Munich Germany. They were so kind to calibrate it before handing it over. Still in use, almost trouble-free)
545 B (got it 1990 from University of Aachen Germany for free with crt screen smashed. Brand new crt was about $ 20 from NATO surplus then. In occasional use, I have about 8 or 10 plug-ins for this one including the calibration fixture, again brand new from NATO warehouse)
565 (not complete, waiting for restoration, no plug-ins)
585 A (in restoration, needs some new capacitors. Just now collecting all these 6922s, has the 82 plug-in)
575 (being prepared for recalibration, from a Siemens engineer who had this one stored in the attic since 1990)
7603 with two 7A26 plug-ins (has not been powered up for ten years at least)
I am looking forward to reading many interesting stories.


Jim Ford
 

Welcome, Joe!  You're in the right place.     Jim Ford Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: Joe <The-Lohrbach-Family@t-online.de> Date: 1/24/21 11:21 AM (GMT-08:00) To: TekScopes@groups.io Subject: [TekScopes] New Member Introduction Hi,recently I have become aware of this group and the interesting topics discussed here. For more than 40 years I have been fixing almost anything as a hobby - from 1930s radios and all kind of TV sets to automotive automatic gearboxes, engines and body repairs. So meanwhile there is a lot of tools and instruments around. On the threshold to retiring I plan to better maintain and restore some of my gear. I have got the following Tektronix equipment: 516 ( got it 1983 from Siemens Munich Germany. They were so kind to calibrate it before handing it over. Still in use, almost trouble-free)545 B (got it 1990 from University of Aachen Germany for free with crt screen smashed. Brand new crt was about $ 20 from NATO surplus then. In occasional use, I have about 8 or 10 plug-ins for this one including the calibration fixture, again brand new from NATO warehouse)565 (not complete, waiting for restoration, no plug-ins)585 A (in restoration, needs some new capacitors. Just now collecting all these 6922s, has the 82 plug-in)575 (being prepared for recalibration, from a Siemens engineer who had this one stored in the attic since 1990)7603 with two 7A26 plug-ins (has not been powered up for ten years at least)I am looking forward to reading many interesting stories.


Mlynch001
 

Glad you are here. You will be amazed what you can learn from this group.

--
Michael Lynch
Dardanelle, AR


Stephen
 

Welcome!

I’m also somewhat new. I’ve been here less than a year I think.

Nice, great and extremely knowledgeable people.
They always go out of their way to help mere mortals like me.
You’ve come to the right place.


 

Welcome, Joe!

We just had an extended discussion thread about the 500 series scopes, and you appear to be among their admirers.

-- Jeff Dutky


Joe
 

Hi, thanks for the warm welcome!

I really admire the 500 series scopes as I think folks have taken pride in every step of designing and manufacturing those instruments, and that's more than impressing. First thing I spotted opening the side panel of my 516 many years ago was a length of solder that obviously has been put there in the factory - just in case someone needs to fix something and does not have the recommended type of solder at hand! Among many other instruments of that era there are quite few manufacturers that could be named as a match in quality. I was able to "rescue" a 585 and a 565 from being scrapped recently as the former owner did just pull out most of the tubes and sold them individually to hi-fi gurus.

Joe