Oscilloscopes: Selecting and Restoring a Classic


Oscilloscopes: Selecting and Restoring a Classic by Stan Griffiths W7NI. This book is available as a password protected PDF file on CD. Printing has been disabled but you may copy and paste text and photos. Shipping & Handling $3.00.

This book is written for the electronics swap meet or surplus shopper. It gives the buyer of a classic Tektronix oscilloscope enough information about Tektronix scopes and plug-ins made from 1947 to 1969 to avoid buying an instrument that is useless, incomplete, or unrepairable. There are written descriptions and pictures of more than 230 different instruments. Each instrument description includes the year the instrument first appeared in a Tektronix catalog and the last published U.S.D. (U.S. Domestic) price it sold for before going out of production.

Included in the instrument descriptions are reminders that certain instruments must come complete with interconnecting cables or special accessories if the buyer expects to use the scope as it was originally intended. There is a very complete chapter on how to clean these instruments with soap and water and other solvents so that they will look like new.

Also included is information on what to take along when you go shopping and how to run some tests on the swap meet floor to help ensure that basic pieces like the cathode ray tube are still good. An extensive glossary will help you understand the language of oscilloscopes if terms like "dual trace" and "dual beam" seem to mean the same thing to you.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 10 June, 2012.

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